LOCAL HISTORY2021-04-12T01:54:55+10:00

Fifty years ago, Lower North Shore Nuns went to court over the right to stage ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

September 22, 2021|News, Local History|

Local History: An unholy row between Theatrical Agent Harry M Miller and a Loreto Kirribilli Nun played out on Sydney's front pages in September 1971, after a legal battle over a school performance of rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

Attack on Sydney Harbour: In 1942, Japanese submarines brought WWII to Mosman’s doorstep.

May 31, 2021|News, Local History|

Nobody ever expected Mosman to become the front line of World War Two. But on a crisp Autumn evening in 1942, as the sun dipped west behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the final stage of an audacious plan to invade Australia's largest city was almost complete.

High Tea Party is Over: Boronia House closes abruptly, so what’s planned for the historic Mosman landmark?

May 13, 2021|News, Local History|

Landmark heritage venue Boronia House has closed after long term tenant Mosman Catering pulled out of its 10-year contract. The historic home, built in 1885, is owned by Mosman Council which agreed to terminate the lease five years early, after agreeing the hospitality business was “no longer viable”.

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

February 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.

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