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The Corso - Manly
The Manly Corso was laid out in 1854-55 by Henry Gilbert Smith, originally built as a boardwalk for early tourists across Manly’s sand spit between the harbour pier and the beach. Smith had the pier constructed a little east of the Manly Wharf, the Pier Hotel was built and The Corso was cleared linking the harbour with the ocean beach.   Smith encouraged the growth of a ferry service to Manly. Excursion trips were available and by 1856 there was a daily ferry service. In 1859 Smith acquired the steamer "Phantom" specifically for the Manly to Sydney run.  Smith did many other beneficial things for the new community, too, including donating land so that parks, churches, schools and other buildings could be established. Manly achieved its own seat of Local Government when the municipality was incorporated on 6th January, 1877
CBD Roads
              #262 - The Corso    
              #405 - The Corso
              #396 - The Corso