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Linga Longa at Emoh Ruo: What’s in a Name?

Posted on Friday 26 April 2024

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,’ inspired by classical mythology or the name of a battleship. The Federation period favoured personal names, Australian flora, or Indigenous words and in Mosman, where graziers established city dwellings the names of their country property. Following the First World War houses were named after the battlefields in France and Gallipoli.

Have you ever wondered if your house had a name? The Mosman Local Studies Collection may have the answer.

We are offering a 30-minute session where staff will take you through the historic records to identity the name of your home. It may be the most exciting 30 minutes you have ever spent!

16 May 2024 10am to 6pm

Please call (02) 9978 4101 to book.