Many rumours have abounded over the years on the origins and occupants of the studio which hangs precariously onto the cliff edge on top of North Avalon. The truth is that William Lumsden, an engineer[…]
Author: Geoff Searl
North Avalon from Bangalley no. 2
This is photo number 2 and shows the view Bert Cowell captured in 1940 from Bangalley Headland. In the middle of the photo is the new section of Barrenjoey Road leading to Palm Beach, replacing[…]
North Avalon from Bangalley
This excellent photo is actually 1 of 2, both taken by Bert Cowell, Avalon Beach’s mobile green-grocer (see previous entry on website) in 1940. Bert’s daughter is Nina who is the Society’s secretary! Taken from[…]
Bungan Castle Interior
Titled ‘Historical artefacts decorating Bungan Castle in 1928’. Geoff visited the castle as a member of the Avalon Cub Pack in the 1950s and clearly remembers the great array of antiques and memorabilia. Sadly, visits[…]
Bungan Castle Construction
The harnessed horse strains to raise some stone to the construction site urged on by his handler. Note the construction stage on the castle behind.
In 1928 Bungan Head Road winds its way out to a rather lonely and forlorn looking castle.
The 9th Great Historic Photographic Exhibition Opening Night
This video was produced by Society member John Illingsworth to celebrate 35 years of the Society. It includes speeches and toasts from the opening night.
The 9th Great Historic Photographic Exhibition
This video shows a clip of the Society’s 9th great historic photographic exhibition conducted over the June 2018 long weekend in the Avalon Beach Recreation Centre.
Paradise Beach Estate
According to the present ‘Parkes Development’ in Clarence Street, Sydney this subdivision by them had to be post-1958 after they ‘commenced in a small way’.
Paradise Beach 1950s
This quality Murray View postcard portrayed the idyllic setting at Paradise Beach in the 1950s. We’re sure the current residents would agree it is still an idyllic setting. It appears to be a king tide[…]