History

Collected here are stories and images of Mosman’s past. Much of the primary source material comes from Mosman Library’s Local Studies collection.

  • Archibald MosmanA brief history of Mosman

    Mosman history began more than 40,000 years ago as the Borogegal tribe inhabited the Mosman area, and continued with European settlement in 1789. Learn of the prominent individuals and events which have shaped our Municipality.

  • BungareeAboriginal Mosman

    Three Aboriginal clans lived in Mosman. The Boregal clan inhabited the Bradley’s Head area, the Gorualgal from Chowder Bay to Georges Heights and the Birrabirragal were at Middle Head and the Spit. The Cameragal clan was also influential in Middle Harbour.

  • Alan BorderMosman Sporting Wall of Fame

    Centrally located at the Mosman Swim Centre, The Mosman Sporting Wall of Fame allows for the exploration of the rich sporting history of Mosman.

  • The Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales and Australian Art Pottery

    Founded in 1906 by a group of Mosman craftspeople, the Society contributed to a unique tradition of Australian decorative arts.

  • Potteries in Mosman

    During the 1940s, Mosman became the home of two famous names in pottery, Rose Noble and Vande.

  • Scotland Australia Cairn

    The Cairn at Rawson Park was Scotland’s gift to the people of Australia on the occasion of Australia’s Bicentenary.

  • Mosman Historical Society

    The Mosman Historical Society is a community based Society that aims to promote the history and heritage of Mosman as well as Australian history in general.