Friday February 1, 2008

Postcards from Mosman's past

Mosman's Bay

We recently came across some historic postcards of Mosman’s Bay and Clifton Gardens on the photo sharing website Flickr. They date from the beginning of the last century, roughly 1900 to 1920.

The Mosman’s Bay set features views of the Harbour, its ferries and houses, the wharf at the bottom of Avenue Road and the footbridge across what is today Reid Park.

In the Clifton Gardens set you see the ‘The Clifton Arms’ at Chowder Bay, the first licensed hotel in Mosman, and the very popular ‘pleasure grounds’ that incorporated the Marine Hotel with its dance hall, wharf, pool and accommodation, ‘unsurpassed in the Southern Hemisphere’. The hotel was demolished in 1967. You can also see the Submarine Mining Depot, now accessible to the public.

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