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Merry Christmas!

Xmas card

This beautifully hand crafted Christmas card sent out by Jack Foster (the original Fosters proprietor) sends out not 100, but a 1000 good wishes, symbolic to the wonderful spirit of the Festive Season. Although the Fosters Store was purchased by Jack Foster in 1914 the card ornately decorated using a range of Art Deco symbols and patterns indicates it’s circa  the 1930s. It is also very fitting that the image shows the majestic and natural setting of Berowra Creek to convey this message of good will.

The team at Berowra Living History wish all our community a happy, and safe Christmas!


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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


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Out And About On Holidays In The Berowra Area

Image courtesy of The Past Present www.australiaspastpresent.com

Image courtesy of The Past Present

This week, with the holidays rapidly approaching, it seemed the perfect time to again investigate the popularity of Berowra and the area as a holiday destination of yesteryear. Berowra and the region was a popular destination for holiday makers, whether for a day or for an extended break. With fabulous scenery, clean air and plenty of guesthouses, Berowra was a booming holiday town. People visiting Berowra didn’t just stay in the immediate area though, another attraction was the nearby Bobbin Head. In the 1930s not only was there excellent fishing, swimming and the famous Halvorsen Cruisers to hire, there was a restaurant and dance hall available, all a short drive from Berowra.

Do you have any memories of holidaying in Berowra, or perhaps of Bobbin Head? We would love to hear from you, so leave us a comment!

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