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.
On 21 November 1934, Coles came to Mosman, opening the doors of 22 Spit Rd at 9:30am. Goods on sale included seven-piece fruit sets, toys, cotton reels, ladies’ aprons, hats dresses and nickel torches.
Described as “an old colonial home”, Victoria Cottage on Clanalpine St was marketed with stunning views, a formal garden, extensive library, and a swimming pool by local agent James S. Lindsay in August 1986.
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.