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.

Calls to rename National Park honouring controversial colonialist Benjamin Boyd. So, what does this mean for Neutral Bay?

2021-04-07T23:53:25+10:00June 23, 2020|News, Local History|

lls for the NSW State Government to erase the name of Ben Boyd from a national park have raised a question mark over the Neutral Bay road named after the Scottish entrepreneur and adventurer.

Local History: The unsolved mystery of the deadly Ghost Train inferno at Luna Park still haunts Sydney – more than 40 years later.

2021-06-09T16:36:59+10:00June 11, 2020|News, Local History|

It was winter 1979 when a young family from far west NSW travelled to Sydney for the holiday of a lifetime. Dad John, mum Jenny and their two young children Damien and Craig enjoyed a week in the ‘big smoke’, before spending their final day sight-seeing on the lower north shore.

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