The photographs from the 1950s through to the 1990s depict historically significant moments such as the opening of Warringah Mall, the 1974 storm that destroyed Manly Harbour Pool and the hydrofoils that once cut across the water – nestled alongside more mundane sights, such as locals queuing for the bus or Richmond’s personal favourite: two older women fishing off the wharf.
“Journalists take photos of different things that maybe wouldn’t be taken by a photographer just looking for something beautiful,” says Richmond. “We’re really excited because people will remember these stories. It’s not so far in the past that they won’t remember.”
From the SMH archive Local Studies talk, 11am, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly, free, northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au