Noreen Powell was born and grew up in Mosman, the daughter of Dalton "Jack" Carroll. Jack Carroll was a significant member of the Mosman community, serving as an alderman, Mayor on Mosman Council and amateur historian. In this interview Noreen tells of life growing up on Wyargine Road overlooking Balmoral beach, of billeting English servicemen at home during World War 2 and the family business, P.Leahy's Real Estate Agency, which still exists today. When she married she continued to live in Mosman and she recalls family life, the children, the schools and the houses she lived in in the 1960's and 1970's."
All Saints Hospital, Armitage family, Balmoral, Beauty Point, Boat building, Boronia, Business, Carroll Family, Cave Dwellers, Chinaman's Beach, Church, Cinemas & Theatres, Clifton Gardens, Clothes, Costume design, Curlew Camp, Dairies, Enemy aliens, Entertainment, Ferries, First World War, Friends of Bradley Bushland Reserve, Games, Gangs, Happy Land, Hospitals, Housing, Libraries, Mack family, Mavis Sykes Ballet School, Midget Submarines, Millinery, Mosman characters, Mosman Council, Mosman Library, Mosman Musical Society, Oysters, Parriwi Road, Queenwood School, Refugees, Returned soldiers' houses, School, Second World War, Shops & Shopping, Sirius Cove, Social Life, Spit Junction, Sports, Storms, Swimming, Sydney Centenary, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Nursery School, Taronga Zoo, The Amphitheatre, The Depression, The Garden School, The Influenza Epidemic, The Spit, The Sunshine Club, Traffic, Trams, Wharfs, Woolbuyers, Work
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