Interested in the history of Mosman Park?
The Grove Library have a store of heritage images of our Town, including historic images of the earliest days of stately homes, schools in the district, places of interest, our shopping precincts and key events. The Community History Library is situated at the Eastern section of The Grove Library in Peppermint Grove. Sindy Dowden, the Community History Librarian, works Monday to Thursday and can help you locate information within the Collection and assist with community based enquiries.
Did you know...?
The area of this suburb was first named "Buckland Downs" on a map of the Colony drawn in London in September 1832. This name is thought to have been bestowed by Governor Stirling to honour William Buckland, a noted geologist and later Dean of Westminster. When the suburb was first developed it was referred to as Buckland Hill, but in 1907 when the Public Works Department constructed a jetty on the river here, the area was named Mosman Bay after Mosman in Sydney, the birthplace of R J Yeldon (pictured left), one of the Road Board members. The area name was changed to Mosman Park at a meeting of the Executive Council in 1937.
Pictured (right) are Alexander Linnett and his daughter Olive, residents of Mosman Park.
This is one of the earliest images in the collection, taken at the turn of the last century, depicting a local family enjoying a day at the beach.
At the time this picture was taken, the Linnett family lived at 22 Willis Street.
Long before there was Albert Park and Phillip Island, local residents risked life and limb at the Harley Scramble.
This annual motor cycle race first held on Sunday 17 June 1928 and the last in June 1964.
The course changed over the years and covered the area around Buckand Hill and east to the Colonial Sugar Refinery.
The start and finish line were where Harley Terrace is now.
To peruse the gallery, visit The Grove Library's catalogue at their website