Blog archive


Reginald Victor Fusedale – 21 April 2015
A soldier’s album – 22 April 2015
A local spy story – 23 April 2015
Burning Bridges: ANZAC in hindsight, 100 years on – 25 April 2015
Hill 60 and the lost 18th: Aug. 27, 1915 – 27 August 2015
Gallipoli 2015 – 28 August 2015
An exhibtion celebrating the wonderful resources gathered by the Doing Our Bit project over the last three years – 21 September 2015
Hitler's Lost Spy: Mosman's Nazi Spy – 1 October 2015
Cobbers remembered: Fromelles recommended reading – 19 June 2016
Cobbers remembered: Mosman's dead – 19 June 2016
Cobbers remembered: Lost Diggers of the 53rd – 19 June 2016
Cobbers remembered: Allan Allsop's 'terrible night' – 19 June 2016
Raglan St to RFC: 1896: P.T. Taylor becomes Mayor – 26 June 2016
Raglan St. to RFC: Bill Taylor's school days & calling to the skies. – 26 June 2016
Battle of Pozières, 101 – 23 July 2016
The Blood Vote: Divisions at the Front, and at Home. – 28 October 2016
The Blood Vote: Mosman votes, YES, others NO. – 28 October 2016
WW1 in the Air: Gareth Morgan at Mosman Library – 1 April 2017
Silex Road, Mosman.... – 24 April 2017
Colonel Robert Sydney Sands M.B.E., V.D. – 24 April 2017
Captain Frederick Reidy Jolley – 24 April 2017
HMAS Sydney vs. Zeppelin L43. – 4 May 2017
Lt. R.S. Phelan downed over Passchendaele – 31 July 2017
A light on the Hill: The Great Strike, 1917. – 31 July 2017
Taronga Zoo's 'New Exhibits.' – 1 August 2017
Lt. P.G. Taylor & 'The doomed Rumpler' – 20 August 2017
A story of the trench – 3 October 2017
They charged but didn't come home (Beersheba, 1917.) – 1 November 2017
George Franki – 16 November 2017
'NO' again Billy – 12 December 2017
After Cocos: Holsworthy Concentration Camp – 17 December 2017
After Cocos: HMAS Sydney's progress – 21 December 2017
After Cocos: Sydney-Emden memorial unveiled! – 21 December 2017
Are we downhearted? May Gibb's comfort postcards – 17 January 2018
Margaret Preston and the healing arts – 21 February 2018
Lt. E.C. Banks and the Red Baron’s last flight. – 21 April 2018
Janis’ memory, dear to us. – 3 May 2018
HMAS Sydney's flying 1sts – 1 June 2018
Capt. P.G. Taylor, MC; Memories & Memorabilia – 24 July 2018
Doing our Bit: Mosman 1914-1918 – 5 November 2018
Doing our Bit by Donna Braye – 6 November 2018
Images found: A personal retrospective. – 7 November 2018
Sid Carroll : The man in the sidecar – 9 November 2018
Charles Lawrence Pollard – 23 November 2018
Capt. J.M. Allport: 'Aerial Reconnaissance on the Western Front' – 25 November 2018
Fledgling wings: Lt. Taylor inspires Gunner Allport. – 26 November 2018
The high flying (and diving) Capt. Jack Allport. – 10 December 2018
Allport family photographs. – 10 December 2018

Memorials in Mosman

Street names with a WWI connection – 8 July 2012
Anzac Memorial Hall, Mosman – 10 July 2012
War Memorial, Mosman – 12 July 2012
H.M.A.S. "SYDNEY" Memorial Mast – 14 July 2012
Keith Anderson memorial – 23 January 2013
Sydney v Emden, a century later – 9 November 2014
Sydney's mast not destined for 'Sow and Pigs' – 24 November 2014
HMAS Sydney's mast dedication, 80 years ago today – 24 November 2014

Project updates

First post – 28 June 2012
Design & identity – 7 July 2012
A browser for Allsop's diaries – 15 September 2012
Help us transcribe this diary – 25 September 2012
A website brief that's not – 23 October 2012
Scan-a-thon appreciation – 30 November 2012
A postcard from Historypin – 19 February 2013
Coo-ee from NSW public libraries – 22 March 2013
With the colors: honour boards acquired – 28 March 2013
First World War Centenary Partnership needs you – 5 April 2013
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust looking for Drill Hall stories – 20 March 2014
Looking for John, son of Allan Allsop – 17 April 2014
Mosman Rugby Club honour roll added to the database – 24 April 2014
Our unknown soldiers – 7 November 2014
Fascinating journey in search of mother's heritage – 17 March 2016
In memory of Ken Donnellan – 13 January 2017
Mosman through the lens of WWI – 8 November 2018

Resources

Mosman's dead in the Great War – 21 July 2012
A look at original materials held by the State Library – 1 August 2012
Identities and identifiers – 9 August 2012
Getting started with Zotero – 15 August 2012
Names of service people recorded on local honour rolls – 19 August 2012
Trawling biographical databases for Doing our bit – 18 September 2012
Connecting commemoration projects – 20 September 2012
Finding your Anzacs on a map – 1 October 2012
Trove tag tip – 22 November 2012
Our Homeward Stunt – 14 May 2013
From H.36.a.1.1 to N.10.b.0.5 – 23 May 2013
Our boys have a home – 4 July 2013
The 19th Infantry Battalion AIF, 1915-1918 – 13 February 2014
Crib sheet for Mosman volunteers – 7 March 2014
The Ottoman Army 1908 to 1918: a tumultuous decade of reform – 13 May 2014
NSW deceased estate files – 6 November 2014
Tagging our bit – 27 November 2014

Semantic web

Glimpses of the future in the past – 17 July 2012

Stories

Snapshot of Mosman during World War I – 13 July 2012
REMARKABLE RESCUE: FOUR DAYS IN A SHELL HOLE – 19 July 2012
Doing their share – 19 July 2012
Lost Digger found – Sidney Hubert Carroll – 28 July 2012
A sort of living war memorial – 14 August 2012
Allan Allsop's war – 22 August 2012
The Charles Ulm story – 4 September 2012
Those brief, sliding minutes on the wharf have become sixty years – 6 September 2012
Mosman nurses at war – 10 October 2012
“This photo is of my grandfather” – 3 November 2012
The cottages on Bay Street for the limbless soldiers – 7 November 2012
Four Days in a Shell Hole: Hedley Selwyn De Quetteville Robin – 25 November 2012
Photo detectives at work – 14 December 2012
Looking for the digger with the long thumbs – 5 January 2013
Your rough cobber, Lace – 22 January 2013
A Letter of Introduction – 7 February 2013
Who would ever live in Seaforth? – 11 February 2013
Making connections: creative characters rediscovered – 20 February 2013
Frank Pursell, OBE – 26 February 2013
Second tragedy for Mosman family – 1 March 2013
Mosman men of All Saints College, Bathurst – 9 April 2013
Remembering Sister Ruby Dickinson – 10 May 2013
From Mosman to Gallipoli – 19 June 2013
“We desire to express our high appreciation” – 19 June 2013
Pusher ace: Captain Lancelot Lytton Richardson – 29 June 2013
I would not change with the ground grubs for worlds: Captain G. F. Malley M.C. – 26 October 2013
The Landing at Mosman – 11 November 2013
Lieutenant Henry Ellis of the 17th Battalion A.I.F. – 4 January 2014
Oliver Hogue aka Trooper Bluegum, 1880-1919 – 21 January 2014
Australian Red Cross celebrates its centenary – 21 January 2014
Battlefield photography – 31 January 2014
One whom the infantrymen praise as a “white man” – 21 April 2014
Mosman man, mort pour la France – 23 April 2014
Unseen photos of Mosman’s flying ace come to light – 23 April 2014
Photographs donated relating to two men listed on Mosman war memorials – 24 April 2014
AIF graffiti links Mosman to Naours – 8 July 2014
Looking for John Roy Smith – 17 September 2014
J. G. Hircoll: a soldier with a Mosman connection? – 3 November 2014
Mosman Cricket Club remembers – 7 November 2014
Miss Evans and the Anzac buffet – 2 February 2015
Letters returned unread – 2 February 2015
An audience with the Sphinx: Maj. Gen. Bridges at ANZAC, 25th April, 1915 – 25 April 2015
The death of a gallant and erudite soldier – 19 May 2015
Remembering Major T.H. Redford, at The Nek – 9 August 2015
Hill 60 and the lost 18th: Aug. 22, 1915 – 22 August 2015
'That spirit of restlessness': Charles Ulm (Jackson) enlists – 14 September 2015
Lucky 13: Dibbs at the front – 18 January 2016
2nd Lt. Bill Taylor and the Valentine’s day mutiny, 1916. – 14 February 2016
Faces in the Crowd go to war – 22 April 2016
24 April 1916: The Easter Rising – Éirí Amach na Cásca – 24 April 2016
Cobbers remembered: Fromelles 19/06/1916 – 19 June 2016
Raglan St. to RFC: Bill Taylor's pilgrimage to 'the silent fields' – 26 June 2016
Viewing the monkey enclosure: perspectives left and right – 8 October 2016
The Blood Vote: NO to Conscription, by a nose. – 28 October 2016
Mosman and Artists of the Great War – 2 April 2017
'Knights of the sky': Lt. P.G. Taylor survives Bloody April. – 25 April 2017
Where angels fear to tread: Smithy’s baptism of fire – 14 August 2017
Patrick Francis Hogan – 21 September 2017

Talks & workshops

Building the Build-a-thon – 6 August 2012
Mining Trove – 7 August 2012
Finding your First World War ANZACs – 23 September 2012
The Lost Diggers: Ross Coulthart at Mosman Library – 8 December 2012
The Cullens ‘carry on’ – 14 February 2013
Fokker fodder and castor oil: life above the trenches – 26 March 2013