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Bernard, 19 February 2013 · # · · Comment

A postcard from Historypin

Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve mapped on Historypin some images shared at Scan-a-thon, including the postcards of Vignacourt belonging to Allan Allsop.

Historypin allows you to see ‘than and now’ views using Google Maps and Google Street View — or with your phone if you’re lucky enough to be in situ in France!

Doing our bit photos on Historypin →

We’ll try to add more soon. Any suggestions?

Also, take a look at the work Historypin are doing with the Imperial War Museum around crowdsourcing and ‘The Participatory Museum’ concept.

Bernard, 14 February 2013 · # · · · Comment [1]

The Cullens ‘carry on’

It was a packed Mosman Room to hear Tony Cunneen’s talk on Sir William and the Cullen family of Tregoyd in Raglan Street. Tony brought a unique perspective to our project by sharing his knowledge of the Sydney legal profession’s contribution to the war effort.

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Bernard, 11 February 2013 · # · · Comment

Who would ever live in Seaforth?

Percy Wintle, 1917, on leave visiting family in Bristol. Albert Edward Stanley – Photographer, 92 East Street, Bedminster Bristol UK.

Percy Wintle, born in Bristol, emigrated to Australia in 1914. He lived in Mosman from then until his death in 1963. Percy served with the 56th Battalion, and his daughter, Bev Pieremont, has shared a number of photos with us, as well as these stories…

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Scott Wilson, 7 February 2013 · # · · Comment

A Letter of Introduction

Last November I wrote a story for this blog about the life of Mosman soldier Sergeant Selwyn Robin. I had stumbled across Selwyn Robin whilst researching a short letter I obtained that was written from Mosman in February 1918. The letter was written by Selwyn’s mother, Mrs Annie Renfrey Robin, from her home at the time, Riversdale in Canrobert Street, Mosman.

The details of letters and postcards from the First World War like this provide us with insights on a personal level of how life was lived at the time and how the war affected those caught up in its momentous and turbulent events. Although only a short letter I thought it may be of some interest to the Mosman 1914-1918 project to elaborate on the writer and those mentioned within it.

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Bernard, 23 January 2013 · # · · Comment [4]

Keith Anderson memorial

On the blog we’ve looked at the main WWI memorials in Mosman but there’s another unique landmark with a strong connection to the First World War. It remembers the only man buried in Mosman.

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