“We desire to express our high appreciation”

Bernard, 19 June 2013 · # ·

Mosman Council made presentations to two prominent citizens and Anzacs in the years after World War One. Mosman Library has scanned these two impressive albums, and you can browse them online as digital editions.

Dr. John Hare Phipps & Mrs Phipps

During World War I Dr Phipps served in the 5th Field Ambulance at Gallipoli and France attaining the rank of Colonel. Dr. Phipps, a popular medical practitioner, lived and worked in Mosman for over 30 years. He was also involved in community affairs with his efforts resulting in Mosman having both a Masonic Temple and the Mosman Memorial Hall. Dr and Mrs Phipps were farewelled by Mosman Council on 11 June 1936 with this illuminated presentation of over fifty signatures representing not only Mosman Council but also local residents providing an amazing list of who’s who in Mosman society at the time.

Flight Lieut. Charles T.P. Ulm, A.F.C.

Local boy, Charles Thomas Phillippe Ulm, enlisted in 1915 in the 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Wounded in the first month, he was honourably discharged only to re-enlist when he turned 18 years of age. In 1928 Ulm was co-pilot on Charles Kingsford Smith’s historic flight of the Southern Cross across the Pacific Ocean. Although no longer a resident, Ulm’s parents still lived in Mosman and Mosman Council, in recognition of his achievement, presented him with this fine memorial presentation on 30 June 1928. This presentation includes not only signatures of significant local residents but also a series of photographs of Mosman in the early 1920s.