Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Fairy Bower

Small locality between Manly and Shelly Beaches at manly.

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Fairy Bower

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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.