Queenscliff, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Manly Lagoon, dusk
|Location||16 km (10 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD|
Queenscliff is a beachside suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Queenscliff is located 16 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.
Queenscliff is famous amongst the Australian surf beaches for its "heavy" waves (bomboras) that break out at sea. The stories recounting how Dave Jackman dared to ride one in 1961 gave rise to big wave surfing in Australia.
Manly Lagoon was originally called Curl Curl Lagoon and the name Curl Curl appears to be the original Aboriginal name for the Queenscliff, Manly Vale area, Manly Creek was originally Curl Curl Creek and Queenscliff Headland was originally Curl Curl Headland.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Queenscliff (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 216
- "Episode 1". Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing. Season 1. Episode 2. 2009-03-26.
- http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/IgnitionSuite/uploads/docs/Curl%20Curl%20Lagoon%20-%20early%20history.pdf Manly Council
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- "Gosford Lagoons & Sydney Northern Beaches" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.
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