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Behind the lines

Welcome to our team space. A key part of this project is sharing the work done ‘behind the scenes’. Learn about digital tools and technologies. Explore online sources relating to World War One.


War Memorial, Mosman

The second of the ‘main Memorials erected in the Municipality’ is the cenotaph at Mosman Park, home of Allan Border Oval.

George Franki notes1 in its design the influence of the Cenotaph by Sir Edwin Lutyens in London. This first monument ‘was initially set up to celebrate the victory… [but] the empty tomb… far away from the battlefield is quickly recognized by the relatives as a place where they can express their grief.’2

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Anzac Memorial Hall, Mosman

The final chapter of Jack Carroll’s The Streets of Mosman lists the ‘five main Memorials erected in the Municipality.’ Three were built in response to the Great War, the first being Anzac Memorial Hall.

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Bernard · 10 July 2012 · # · · Comment [1]


Street names with a WWI connection

‘It might be of some interest to local residents at least,’ writes Jack Carroll in The Streets of Mosman, “to know how the Streets and Lanes of Mosman came to receive their “baptismal” names.’ At least five have a WWI connection.

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Bernard · 8 July 2012 · # · · Comment [3]


Design & identity

An important step taken this week.

We had a name but knew we needed a strong visual identity for the project. Pinterest made it easy to put together a mood board from which our designer Kasia developed these striking figures of a soldier and nurse against the geographic outline of Mosman.

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Bernard · 7 July 2012 · # · · Comment


First post

Libraries are full of stories, some of them we tell together.

Mary Lou has posted to the ALIA Sydney blog today as we prepare to embark on a new adventure to the years 1914-1918. She references Mosman Memories of your Street – where we crowdsource local history – and Mosman Faces – a more curated approach to telling stories. This project aims to do a bit of both, while exploring the possibilities afforded by the increasing availability of digitised materials.

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Bernard · 28 June 2012 · # · · Comment [1]


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Upcoming events

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Simadas will present an overview of Australian community war memorials, the distinctive types built and how they evolved identifying the unique characteristics of Australian war memorials.

A feature of the evening will be the display of his intriguing collection of small ceramic wares portraying images of these Australian war memorials. Items range from plates, dishes cups, shaving mugs to miniature clock and bell towers. These are a wonderful and sensitive ‘Memorial’ in their own right.

In all the years Paul has been collecting he has never found a piece depicting memorials in Tasmania. Perhaps someone out there has one?

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3029/plated-up-australian-community-war-memorials-on-ceramic-ware

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Saving Our Private Ryan and Sgt. Wilkinson's Memories

Monday 28 May 2018

Private Ryan and Sgt Wilkson two very different stories of two very different men and their experiences in the Great War. One was fought for his anti-war beliefs and the other only told his grandson his story on his deathbead.

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3034/saving-our-private-ryan-ant-sgt-wilkinson-s-memories

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