A stargazer, the writer’s father and reds under the beds: Donations reveal local stories
Donations are important in the development of a descriptive local studies collection and Mosman Service has been fortunate to receive many donations which have revealed amazing stories
Inspiring this exhibition was the donation of a fuzzy 1950s photograph of a jester on a bike which resulted in the re-discovery of the magazine artist, Arthur Sharland Boothroyd. A photograph of an arts & crafts house in Brady Street lead to the discovery of architect E. H. Beattie, one of Mosman’s amateur astronomers who made significant contributions to the study of the night sky.
Three portraits of Mr and Mrs Buggy and their pet dog unraveled the fascinating story of an Archibald artist and actress, Leslie Moline and the communists of Mosman.
While a 1966 vinyl record, featuring Edward St John, local candidate for the seat of Warringah unveiled his famous house and equally famous daughter. These are just four of the wonderful stories explored in the upcoming Australian Heritage Festival exhibition