Welcome to the Mosman Historical Society’s website. It provides information on both the Society itself and Mosman’s rich history.
Dalton (Jack) Carroll founded the Society in 1953. An incorporated community organisation, it promotes the history and heritage of Mosman as well as of Australia as a whole. It is an affiliate member of the Royal Australian Historical Society.
The Society's Speaker meetings are held on the SECOND WEDNESDAY in the months of March, May, July, September and November at 7pm in Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman 2088. Visitors welcome.
The website provides information on the Society's activities and events and how to become a member. It also includes links to a wide range of relevant history resources. Photographs presented on each page of the site are from the collection of the Mosman Library and are displayed with the approval of the Mosman Library. The Society wishes to thank the Library for the use of their photographs.
Sydney’s Planning History: From Go to Woe? Talk by Paul Ashton on Wednesday 13 September 2023.
See Activities & News for further information.
Clifton Gardens: A History
Click here to access our free eBooklet covering the history of the Clifton Gardens hotels, pleasure grounds and residential areas. It is illustrated with many images from the Mosman Local Studies Collection and old newspapers. The size is around 38MB, and pages 2 and 4 are deliberately blank in case you want to print the document. Printing in black and white will cost around $25 at Officeworks or Snap. Considerably more for colour.
If you have any corrections, comments or additional material we would love to hear from you.
MOSMAN: Times Gone By
Mosman Historical Society has published a new book: 'MOSMAN: Times Gone By', a collection of researched articles on many aspects of the early settlement and development of Mosman on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, as well as research on local historical homes, many now lost, and stories of life in Mosman from the 1800s, researched over many years by Society members.
Available from May 2023. Please follow this link to download and complete the order form.