Manly, New South Wales, Australia
In 1898 the promenade to Fairy Bower was constructed above the sewer line to Cabbage Tree Bay. Originally, Manly Beach was known as Cabbage Tree Beach because of the many cabbage tree palms growing in the area.
The surf lifesaving movement holds huge significance in Manly’s history. After daylight bathing became legal, crowds flocked to Manly’s beaches but not everybody understood the dangers of the surf. Two fisherman (sic), Eddy and Joe Sly, based at Fairy Bower, were the first lifesavers to patrol the beaches in their boat. In 1903 they staged a lifesaving demonstration to raise money for this essential service. Early surf carnivals like this one attracted thousands of visitors.
Further information on Manly’s heritage, including Heritage Walk brochures, is available from Manly Council Chambers, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Library, Visitors Information Centre and Environment Centre.
Erected by Manly Council.
Location. 33° 47.962′ S, 151° 17.467′ E. Marker is in Manly, New South Wales. Marker can be reached from Marine Parade, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Manly is a suburb of Sydney. Marine Parade is an oceanside walking path cannot be accessed by automobile. The tree referred to on the marker are the Norfolk Island Pine and are not a true pine tree. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Marine Parade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia.
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