Senior Geography Project


The Local Studies collection at Dee Why Library is useful to students doing their Senior Geography Project for the HSC. It contains detailed resources on Warringah’s geography and natural environment.

Library staff can help you find newspaper clippings, reports, maps and photographs that you can use to research your project. Remember these resources are only for use within the library - we don’t loan them out.

Ready Reference

In the Local Studies room at Dee Why library there are ‘Ready Reference’ boxes on the following topics:

  • Aboriginal Australians – Aboriginal history of Warringah
  • Collaroy-Narrabeen beach erosion
  • Curl Curl Lagoon
  • Dee Why Beach
  • Dee Why Lagoon
  • Griffith Park and Long Reef
  • Manly Dam- Manly Warringah War Memorial Park
  • Manly Lagoon
  • Narrabeen Lagoon
  • Transport
  • Urban consolidation – Dee Why

Useful information

Here’s some information on the Senior Geography Project from the NSW Board of Studies:

The focus of the topic Senior Geography Project is the nature of geographic inquiry, the accumulation of skills and the application of geographic tools to produce a practical and independent student research project.

The programming and teaching of geographical inquiry could consider active methodologies in the form of questions directed at various observations and different types of activities:

  • What is it?
  • Where is it?
  • Why is it there?
  • How did it get there?
  • How has it changed over time?
  • How is it affected by people?
  • How are people affected by it?
  • Should it be like this?
  • What action is appropriate?
  • What might it be like in the future?