Irene Ferguson, a member of the popular “Mosman Memories” Facebook group, regularly contributed personal stories and photographs right up until last Monday, April 26, when she slipped away quietly on the Sunshine Coast.
The lower north shore’s obsession with North Sydney Olympic Pool runs deep. A national icon and local landmark, the aquatic playground has played a pivotal part in our lives for generations.
On This Day: Mosman gripped by Royal fever, thousands line local streets, when Queen Elizabeth comes to town.
When Queen Elizabeth stepped onto Australian soil for the frist time on 3rd February 1954, the nation was gripped by Royal fever. Over the next 58 days, she would visit 57 cities and towns, with more than 75% of the population catching a glimpse of the young monarch, and on February 18th, it was Mosman’s turn.
When they climbed abord cabin cruiser ‘Valeeta’ on the last morning of the Australia Day long weekend, Frederick Knight and Marcia Hathaway were in high spirits.
Police Rescue chopper crashes in front of horrified swimmers on Balmoral Beach after engine explodes.
It’s just before 7:20 am when NSW Police pilot Peter Leslie climbs into the cockpit of PolAir 4 with crewmates Alan Keane and Steve Southey, to rescue a couple of ocean swimmers in trouble off Curl Curl beach.
It was just after lunch time when 13-year-old John Willis walked the short distance from his home on Burran Ave to Balmoral, with his parents Sidney and Linda.
Australia and England first met in test match cricket in 1877, but the legend of the Ashes, the symbolic trophy the two teams play for, began on August 29, 1882, after the on-field antics of English captain W.G. Grace so incensed Australian spinner Fred Spofforth, it produced a bowling spell that scorched the oval.
What a difference a century makes! Historic subdivision plans for Mosman and the lower north shore now online.
The State Library has released 40,000 subdivision maps, providing a valuable insight into the lives of New South Wales residents from 1860 to the 1930s, illustrating the spread of suburbs across Sydney and regional areas.
Mosman Mysteries Uncovered: We launch our explosive new series with the gruesome case of The Suitcase Baby.
After months of painstaking research, we are thrilled to finally launch our brand new crime series: Mosman mysteries uncovered. Each week we will bring to life the hidden secrets and dark stories of Sydney’s lower north shore.
Mosman History: The Murder of Heart Surgeon Dr. Victor Chang, the man named as “Australian of the Century”.
It’s Thursday, 4 July 1991, when Dr. Victor Chang climbs into his new Mercedes 500SL and pulls out of his Clontarf driveway, bound for St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst. The pioneer heart surgeon is running late, after sharing breakfast with his wife, Ann.