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Historic Central Coast

Gosford and Wyong have a rich history involving agriculture, timber, tourism and of course, fascinating people. We acknowledge the remarkable work of local historian Edward Stinson who spent a lifetime researching the history of Wyong. We thank David Spratt for allowing us access to the negatives of the images collected by Mr Stinson.

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Historic Central Coast

Postcards from the Coast

Postcards were a great way to capture memories of your Central Coast holiday. They also show the changes that took place over time.

We would like to thank Gwen Dundon for access to her private post card collection which is now held at Local Studies, Gosford City Library. Gwen has been acknowledged as contributor where appropriate.

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Postcards from the Coast

Holidays on the Coast

The Central Coast has always been a favourite place to holiday. These brochures reflect the popular activities and accommodation of the day. 

Click here to view this collection of brochures from Wyong and surrounding areas. 

Click here for a  range of local tourist guides dating back to the early 1900s and covering Erina Shire, Woy …

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Holidays on the Coast

Central Coast Historic Subdivision Plans

These subdivision plans were created by developers to advertise blocks of land on the Central Coast in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. They provide an insight into how the land was marketed to potential homebuyers. Street names may have changed over time.  

Please note that these images are provided with the permission of the State …

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Central Coast Historic Subdivision Plans

Aerial Coast

Discover a bird's eye view of the Central Coast through these amazing aerial photos. These images document a moment in time and allow us to ponder the changes that have since taken place.

The 1974 images were taken by the Department of Planning and Environment and we gratefully acknowledge that access to these images is …

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Aerial Coast

100 Years of Long Jetty

In 2015, the Wyong community was asked to share their memories of Long Jetty to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first build of the Jetty. This is a selection of some of the images that were submitted. 

The original Long Jetty was built in December 1914 by William Henry Price. The jetty was constructed from the trunks of …

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100 Years of Long Jetty

Rock 'til you Drop

Relive the glory days of 60s and 70s music (and fashions!) through the lens of Les Allen as you recall the performers of the Central Coast Leagues Club.

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Rock 'til you Drop

Historic Coast Ships and Ferries

Ships and ferries have played a great part in the history of the Central Coast. These images were collected by Alfred and Roy Dufty. 

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Historic Coast Ships and Ferries

Celebrating Kulnura

 

Past and present residents of Kulnura celebrated the 100 years of its offiical naming in 2014. A reunion was held in the Kulnura Hall.These images were provided by some of the descendents of the early settlers to the area.

 

The history of the naming of the area by the early settlers is outlined in Blue Gum Flat To Budgewoi by …

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Celebrating Kulnura

About the collections



Central Coast Memories contains selected photos, postcards, documents and ephemera from the local history collection of Central Coast Libraries.They showcase the history of the Gosford and Wyong areas.  

Please note that this website is currently under renovation to reflect the amalgamation of the previous Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils.

We welcome information on unidentified people and locations in our collections. Please email us at history@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au  with additional details.

 

We thank the Central Coast community for their kind donations of images. 

    

   

 

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