Discovering and Rediscovering Woollahra

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'Discover and rediscover Woollahra' through photographs digitised from the Woollahra Local History Collection. Covering a period of over 150 years, these images illustrate the development and change that has taken place in the municipality.

Image Gallery

  • Township of Woollahra
  • View of Double Bay, Sydney Harbour, c1879
  • First Catholic Church at Watsons Bay, c1890
  • The road to South Head, c1894
  • Postcard of Rushcutters Bay, early 20th century
  • Ferry at Watsons Bay, early 20th century
  • Watsons Bay foreshore, c1905
  • Ferry arriving at Watsons Bay wharf, c1905
  • Horse drawn vehicles on New South Head Road, Double Bay, c1908
  • Rose Bay from New South Head Road, c1908
  • Vaucluse Bay from New South Head Road, c1908
  • Tram on New South Head Road, Rose Bay, c1908
  • Refreshment kiosk at Parsley Bay, c1910
  • Terrace overlooking Rose Bay, c1910
  • View over Rose Bay and Point Piper, c1910
  • Officials of Paddington Council, 1910
  • Palace Hotel, Watsons Bay, 1912
  • White City Amusement Park, 1913
  • Vaucluse Progress Association members building the Vaucluse War Memorial, 1918
  • Ferry at Nielsen Park Wharf, 1919
  • Panorama of Rose Bay, c1925
  • Intermission at the Olympic Theatre, Oxford Street, Woollahra, c1930
  • The Children's News Radio Birthday Club at Rose Bay Baths, 1930
  • National Emergency Services Drill, Rose Bay Wharf, 1940
  • Recovery of the flying boat 'Coolangatta', Rose Bay, 1944
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra concert at Cooper Park, 1944
  • Redleaf Pool, 1954
  • Ocean St at the corner of Forth St, Woollahra, 1958
  • Children playing on Watsons Bay Beach, 1958
  • Blackburn Coffee Garden, Double Bay, 1962
  • Night view, New South Head Road, Double Bay, 1964
  • Construction of the Edgecliff bus-rail interchange, 1974
  • Flanagan's Afloat restaurant, Rose Bay, 1977
  • Queen Street Deli, Woollahra, c1970-80
  • Rosemary Foot AO addressing an anti-amalgamation meeting, 1983
  • Treasure hunt, Bicentennial celebrations, Watsons Bay, 1988
  • Margaret Whitlam at the Poets' Picnic, Blackburn Gardens, 1990
  • Rose Bay Fair, 1999
  • Double Bay shoreline, 2007
  • Newly restored and upgraded Rose Bay promenade, 2008