Linga Longa at Emoh Ruo; What’s in a name?

Have you ever wondered if your house or unit in Mosman had a name? The Mosman Local Studies Collection may have the answer. Give us 30 minutes and we may be able to discover that elusive name and the date it was first used.

Before the use of numbers to identify a residence they were identified by a name.

The story behind house names is fascinating and like everything 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 and Gallipoli. Finding out the name of your home can enhance your sense of place and add to the story of your home.

Event date

Event Details

Mosman Library Service, Mosman, New South Wales

Thursday 16 May 2024 10am to 6pm

Entry fees:
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
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2 hour parking restrictions