Friday June 8, 2012

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The (Mosman) Daily, 1923

In 1912 there were complaints about speeding cars along Spit Road and so it was declared that cars should travel no more than 4 miles per hour.

In 1929 Mosman Council banned beach disrobing when a mixed group of 30 people ‘brazenly’ disrobed on Balmoral Beach.

These are just two of the newspaper clippings that were discovered in a box donated to Mosman’s Local Studies Collection.

Newspaper clippings give a great insight into history. Reflecting the interest and bias of the creator they are fascinating to read. Highlighting contemporary issues and interests they can provide a wonderful overview of an era with the personal bias adding an extra dimension. It is interesting to note that many of those issues and concerns are still around today!

The Mosman Local Studies Collection holds quite a few scrapbooks of newspaper clippings compiled by local residents.

Included are six scrapbooks, dating from 1941 to 1952, compiled by Dalton ‘Jack’ Carroll, one time Mayor and Mosman historian. In the 1950s ‘Jack’ donated a large collection of historical materials to Mosman Council which formed the basis of the Local Studies Collection. Another collection of seven scrapbooks was compiled by Ronald Luke Stark, also a Mayor of Mosman, 1947 – 1949, and a wonderful scrapbook covering the 1967 tornado was compiled, and later donated by Don Rouvray.

There are other scrapbooks dating from 1903 to 1941 which include articles on the installation of the Balmoral shark net and the appropriation of the Mosman Golf Club land for military purposes.

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