On This Day: Mosman gripped by Royal fever, thousands line local streets, when Queen Elizabeth comes to town.

2021-03-27T21:28:22+11:00February 18, 2021|News, Local History|

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.

The Cremorne streets named after Aussie test cricketers who gave birth to the Ashes legend.

2021-03-27T21:27:37+11:00January 8, 2021|News, Local History|

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.

2021-03-31T22:51:39+11:00August 19, 2020|News, Local History|

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.

2021-04-01T01:21:28+11:00August 5, 2020|News, Local History|

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”.

2021-04-01T04:47:59+11:00July 3, 2020|News, Local History|

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.

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