Linga Longa at Emoh Ruo. What’s in a Name?
Before houses were numbered they were identified by a name. Have you ever wondered if your house had a name? The Mosman Local Studies Collection may have the answer. Give us 30 minutes and we may find the answer.
The story behind house names is fascinating and like everything they followed a fashion. In the Victorian era names may have been a reminder of the ‘old country’, something from classical mythology or the name of a ship. The Federation period favoured personal names, Australian flora or indigenous words. Following the First World War houses were often named after the battlefields in France.