Pictorial History Hornsby is a book in the Kingsclear Books series of pictorial histories which cover the suburbs of Sydney. In the Hornsby history suburbs extending from Brooklyn to Castle Hill, Dural to Epping, Pennant Hills to Mt Colah, Mt Kuring-gai to Wisemans Ferry and Berowra are represented in a wide range of black and white photographs.
The book is a fascinating overview of the history of the area from Aboriginal to modern times. Hornsby is known to any Sydneysider travelling north. It is well remembered for the mansions and famous people who lived there in the 19th century to enjoy the rural landscape and cooler climate. Berowra Waters has played host to many holidaymakers and its houseboats are a memory of our recent past. The advent of the road and rail bridges opened up the north coast to many and the town of Brooklyn was home to travellers and railway workers.