Mosman Community

Mosman Voices

Mosman Library Service’s commitment to the collection and preservation of Mosman’s unique history is reflected in the oral history program of recorded interviews with local residents, business people and members of clubs and societies. Started in the 1980s the collection is a valuable local resource which continues to expand.

Oral histories online at Mosman Voices

This site provides easy access and features highlights from the oral history collection with excerpts from selected interviews covering a variety of topics.

It is now possible to listen to recollections of the night the Japanese submarines entered Sydney Harbour; the Dairy at Beauty Point; riding billy-carts down Mosman’s treacherous streets; commuters dashing through Taronga Zoo to catch the last ferry; tempting sharks by swimming at Sirius Cove.

Launched in March 2007 this project was made possible by a Library Council of New South Wales Library Development Grant in December 2005. We plan to continue to add extracts to build a wonderful resource on Mosman from the personal viewpoint of those who live or have lived here.