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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.
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.
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.
This poster from the late 1960s was contributed to by the Avalon Preservation Trust (APT), several other like-minded organisations and many locals concerned at the threat of ‘out-of-control’ building by developers and speculators.The threat to[…]
Jervis Sparks used the spelling ‘Barranjoey’ for the headland because that was the spelling used during the period of manned occupation. We chose to respect that decision.