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This site has a wealth of information on the history and geography of the local area. It includes local directories, accounts of the First Fleet and other explorations, Aboriginal census information, fact sheets on the capture of Arabanoo and the spearing of Captain Phillip, biographical dictionaries and fact sheets on local historical figures, history on streets and buildings, and information on local places and historical walks. The fact sheets on heritage walks contain concise information and maps for locations such as Dalley’s castle, the Anzac War Memorial and plaques containing information on the Aboriginal Cannalgal and Kayimai People from the area. The information on this site is suitable to enable teachers to deliver Stage 1 content for Change and Continuity, and many of the historical monuments and associated information would be engaging for Stage 1, such as the Aboriginal heritage plague at East Esplanade Reserve, the Wishing Well at South Steyne, and The Stone Kangaroo, carved circa 1856, Manly’s oldest European artefact still in existence. This site is also an excellent resource to use to address other aspects of the Stage 1 HSIE outcomes, and is suitable to address outcomes for different Stages as well. The Local studies staff at Manly Library are available to assist with specific inquiries and identification of appropriate resources.