Mosman Library has an ongoing oral history program to record interviews with Mosman residents, local business people, clubs and societies. Tapes are made available for research and general interest.
Oral histories online at www.mosmanvoices.net
Mosman Library invites you to visit Mosman Voices: Oral Histories Online at www.mosmanvoices.net
This is the latest project in Mosman Library’s ongoing commitment to the collection and preservation of Mosman’s history.
The site provides quick and easy access to Mosman Library’s extensive oral history collection which continues to expand since its beginnings in the early 1980s.
Excerpts have been selected from a number of interviews covering a variety of topics and have been placed on the web.
Each excerpt consists of sound and text. It is now possible to listen to recollections of the night the Japanese submarines entered Sydney Harbour; how residents obtained household supplies; the Dairy at Beauty Point; riding billy-carts down Mosman’s treacherous streets; tempting sharks by swimming at Sirius Cove.
We plan to continue to add excerpts with a view to building a wonderful resource on Mosman from the personal viewpoint of those who live or have lived here.
This project was made possible by a Library Council of New South Wales Library Development Grant in December 2005.
The website www.mosmanvoices.net was launched on Friday 2 March 2007.