Fairy Bower

Small locality between Manly and Shelly Beaches at manly.

Type

Fairy Bower

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2008

Built on the short-lived Fairy Bower pleasure gardens established in 1858 by Charles Hemington, the earliest European residents were fishing families. From 1880, subdivision into housing lots had begun, with little success. More people moved in between the wars in the twentieth century, creating the area's distinctive streetscape.