LOCAL HISTORY2021-12-05T17:51:28+11:00

Myra Taylor-Farrell: The “odd duck” Mosman mum who became Australia’s most prolific female inventor.

April 19, 2023|News, Local History|

It was Australia's entry into WWI that saw a young widow, Myra Taylor, brace herself as she stood at North Head on a windy night in 1915. There she tested her rayless, light-throwing device to see if it might benefit the Allies.

Flashback: The fascinating history of a landmark Cremorne Point building called “The Ritz”.

October 13, 2022|News, Local History|

When it opened to the public in 1913, “The Ritz” at Cremorne Point was described as Sydney’s finest private hotel. A haven for honeymooners and holiday makers, the six-storey white landmark had 140-rooms comprising private single and double suites, open-air sun lounges, a billiard room, tennis courts, electric lights and a lift.

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