Interesting Facts about Dee Why

Dee Why is located 18 kilometres north-east of Sydney CBD and is considered to be the main centre of the Northern Beaches.

Some interesting facts about Dee Why:

  • Dee Why is surrounded by the following five suburbs: Cromer, Collaroy, Narraweena, Brookvale and North Curl Curl
  • Dee Why was named in 1814 by James Meehan, a convicted surveyor
  • To coincide with the official opening of the clubhouse, Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club put up 20 pounds in prize money for their first surf carnival on 7 November 1913
  • In the 1960’s, for a period of about two years, a rubbish tip operated where the car park and grassed area are behind the current Dee Why Surf Club
  • The first owner of land in Dee Why was the master shipbuilder of the fledgling Sydney Colony, William Cossar
  • The first church in Dee Why was built in 1923
  • Dee Why Beach runs for about 1.2 kilometres along the eastern border of Australia, overlooking the Tasman Sea
  • The local Government of Dee Why was originally formed as a rural local government area of Sydney and was named Warringah Shire Council, however “Shire” was dropped from its title when the now Local Government Act  was passed in 1993 and is now know as Warringah Council

We can assist you if you are looking at buying or selling a property in Dee Why.

For all your property legal requirements contact:
Aldren Conveyancing Services – Northern Beaches
Phone:      (02) 9984 8840
Fax:           (02) 9984 8850
Mobile:     0422 011 434

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