Times Gone By: New Mosman history book set to thrill lower north shore readers.
The early days of Mosman’s European settlement have been richly detailed in a new book, Mosman: Times Gone By.
This Week in History: May 1 – May 8.
Our new weekly column from local journalist Kathryn Barton turns back time to meet the people and witness the events that shaped life on the lower north shore.
This Week in History: April 23 – April 29.
Our new weekly column from local journalist Kathryn Barton turns back the clock to meet the people and witness the events that shaped life on the lower north shore in years gone by.
Myra Taylor-Farrell: The “odd duck” Mosman mum who became Australia’s most prolific female inventor.
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.
The history behind Mosman’s Urunga – the iconic harbourside home that just sold for $20 million.
Interest rates may be rising, but the Reserve Bank's hikes have had little effect on Mosman's resilient property market.
Flashback 1872: The Holtermann nugget and its fascinating connection to North Sydney.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Holtermann Nugget, the world’s largest gold specimen, but do you know of its connection to Sydney’s lower north shore?
Flashback: The fascinating history of a landmark Cremorne Point building called “The Ritz”.
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.
Flashback 1970: North Sydney Travelodge thrills Aussie holiday makers looking for luxury accommodation.
Crescent shaped to take advantage of Sydney’s harbour views, the 14-storey Travelodge contained 224 self-contained suites in alternating shades of blue and olive, each with its own private bathroom and television set!
The day I met Queen Elizabeth: Mosman Collective readers relive their brushes with Royalty.
From chance encounters to more formal audiences in Australia and overseas, our readers are sharing their treasured, often fleeting, moments with Queen Elizabeth.
Flashback February 1954: Queen Elizabeth greets 48,000 school children at St Leonards Park in North Sydney.
On her last day of the Royal Australian Tour in 1954, Sydney turned out to catch a final glimpse of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, before the couple departed our shores for New Zealand.
True Crime: In 1940, a young Mosman woman was strangled to death with a pair of silk stockings.
The shocking death of a young Mosman woman remains a baffling cold case, more than 80 years after she was strangled with a pair of silk stockings at Clifton Gardens.
Flashback 1991: Mosman Cache heralds a new era in lower north shore shopping.
When it opened to the public in March 1991, Mosman Cache heralded a new era in shopping on the lower north shore.
Mosman Remembers: Locals share their memories on the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
With her star-quality and willingness to get close to people while on tour, Princess Diana fascinated the world. Here people tell their stories of when they met the 'People's Princess', as ANNA USHER reports.
True Crime: In 1948, an outraged Mosman father loses control, murdering a forbidden lover caught in his daughter’s bedroom.
The temptation for Doreen Audsley to stay under the covers must have been almost impossible to resist.
Flashback 1954: Terrifying “Sea Monster” caught at Balmoral Beach makes headlines around the world.
It’s a crisp, clear morning when local fisherman Keith McRae drops his tackle box on the damp sand at Balmoral.