Manly

Peninsular suburb at the northern entrance to Port Jackson, which faces both the harbour and the ocean. Its name comes from the 'confidence and manly behaviour' of the Aboriginal people encountered there by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1788.

Name
Aboriginal
Kai`ymay
Property
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Part of
Type

Manly

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,
2008

From beginnings as the traditional country of the Cannalgal and Kayimai clans of the Guring-gai people, Manly had a brief spell as a place for the elite to take the waters. The area saw intense development in the 1920s with thousands of flats built, but remains a popular spot with both foreign tourists and local day trippers.