Friday May 25, 2012

Digitise and you will discover.

Mr. W.H. Bassett

Take a wander through our local history room, and scattered amongst the albums of photographs, collections of books and networks of computers, are lives from our past, waiting for their aspirations and endeavours to be discovered, again.

One of these past lives is a cricketer from early last century by the name of Mr. W.H. Bassett, a first grade leg spin bowler who pulled on the creams for both Mosman and North Sydney.

Far from a household name, not even to cricket enthusiasts, Bill headed the NSWCA records for most wickets on four occasions: 1926-27, 1927-28, 1929-1930, 1930-31. There were calls in the press for Bill to be elevated to the state squad. A plea which fell on the deaf ears of selectors. Bill’s figures certainly suggest he was good enough, upstaging those of incumbent Australian spinner, Arthur Mailey.

Bill maintained a scrapbook which resides in our local history room, thanks to a donation from his family. A scrapbook “lost” for many years, “rediscovered” through our digitisation program.

Bill Bassett’s scrapbook, along with other treasures from the local history collection, will be available for the world to view online later this year.

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Monday February 20, 2012

Teens & social networks: Mylee Joseph at Mosman Library

Mylee Joseph gave a great talk last week on social media for parents. Thank you, Mylee, for coming to speak with us, and for sharing what you know. Following are links to the materials referenced in this talk.


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Tuesday October 10, 2006

Caught short?

The National Public Toilet Map shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia.

The Map is a useful tool for anyone undertaking a trip or holiday providing information on suitable toilet breaks before the journey begins.

The Map provides useful information about each toilet, including location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets.

Here are all the public toilets in Mosman.

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Friday June 2, 2006

Favourite bike paths? add yours!

A new Australian website has been established to give cyclists information about the best bike routes around town.

This is a great way to share your favourite routes and find out where others like to ride.

You can go online and check out the bike routes that have already been added, or register and add your own favourite bike route. (See for example the Croydon-Mosman route.)

You might want to add some of your preferred cycling routes around Mosman and the lower north shore. This could turn into a great resource for local riders.

The site makes use of Google Maps, which  recently added street-level maps of Australia to their service.


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Monday September 12, 2005

Mosman Sporting Wall of Fame

Allan Border, 1978

The Mosman Sporting Wall of Fame honours sportsmen and women who have represented Australia at junior or senior level and have lived or are presently living in Mosman.

Allan Border (pictured), Stan McCabe, Jon Henricks, Sir Nicholas Shehadie and the Thornett brothers are just some of the sportspeople honoured on the glass panels at Mosman Swim Centre.

On Saturday 10 September, the Mayor of Mosman, Cr Shirley Jenkins, presided over the second induction ceremony.

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