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Running Water On Berowra Creek

Boys in a Boat copy
This picturesque image . . . Cascade at Merriman’s Bay, Berowra Ck. NSW, c1880 – 1935 is a glass lantern slide, toned and 8.5×8.5cm
It  is part of the J H Harvey Collection at the State Library of Victoria.John Henry Harvey 1855-1938 was the photographer and captured other images on Berowra Creek and in several other Australian states.

The two boys in the row boat in the foreground could be posed just for the photo. What do you think? Or maybe you recognise them?                                     
Does anyone happen to know the location of  Merriman’s Bay Berowra Creek ?
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A probable location for ‘The Serenity of the River’

On the August 14th blog ‘The Serenity of the River’ I asked if anyone knew the location on Cowan Creek where the C1900 black & white photo was taken.

Neil Davis responded ‘ . . . just a guess,maybe the southern headland to the entrance of Waratah Bay, looking north . . .’

Looking at Waratah Bay on a NPWS map of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park & Berowra Valley Regional Park (see map below) Neil’s suggestion is very likely.

2015-08-21 16.07.34 Waratah Map aug 2015

This suggestion is further supported when you view the 2005 photo(below) taken by keen photographer Ros Mort at approximately the same location as the early photo.

DSC06330 Ros M photo at Waratah Bay 2005

Thanks Neil and Ros

Robyn

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