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Shops & Shopping

  • Bertha Blackman - interviewed by Eve Klein, 15 July 2002
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    Eve Klein. So we’re talking about 1922/24. What sort of childhood did you have? Bertha Blackman. It was happy because there were so many children. Esther Road had…
  • Betty Alexander - interviewed by Brian Leckey, 6 February 1992
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    Betty Alexander. I remember when Norman the jeweler first opened; they came from when Mr Norman was on Avenue Road; a funny little shop that looked more like a house…
  • Betty McGlinchy - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 August 2000
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    Eve Klein. Where were you shopping then? Betty McGlinchy. In Mosman Junction. Eve Klein. At Mosman Junction, which is Spit Junction…? Betty McGlinchy. ….no,…
  • Bruce Cormack - interviewed by Eve Klein, 4 December 2000
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    Bruce Cormack. ... but I was just going to mention a bit about the cricket. We got our first radio and we bought it from Mr. Ferris’s radio shop who was in Middle He…
  • Estelle Clancy - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 21 March 2001
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    Sandra Blamey. How did you meet John? Estelle Clancy. We were both invited to the party of a man called Jim Ferguson. I wasn’t first on the list by a long shot, I…
  • John Schenker - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 December 2000
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    Eve Klein. We were just talking about trading hours during the 1940s, and the fact that a mixed business and a milk bar could open on a Saturday and a Sunday in the…
  • John Steel - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 10 May 2000
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    John Steel. My grandfather arrived in Mosman in 1891 and set up what was Mosman’s first grocery store. It was really a general store, and it became the oldest establ…
  • John Steel - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 10 May 2000
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    John Steel. …and of course, you had a ferry service in those days, although there was no tram service at that time going down to Mosman Bay. He tells me he used to h…
  • John Suhan - interviewed by Trish Levido, 27 July 1981
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    Trish Levido. Mosman shopping? John Suhan. Yes, I can remember when G.J. Coles put up a very big department store, which is now gone – it was about opposite the K…
  • John Wilmot Roberts - interviewed by Trish Levido, 15 December 2005
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    Trish Levido. What businesses do you remember in Mosman? John Roberts. On the corner of Clifford Street and Spit Road opposite the Australian Theatre was Crossman’…
  • John Wilmot Roberts - interviewed by Trish Levido, 15 December 2005
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    John Roberts. They were down at Balmoral, Mrs Tilly’s and then later, on the corner of Mandolong Road and The Esplanade Mr Ford set up a business there, then furthe…
  • Joyce Robinson - interviewed by Eve Klein, 24 April 2001
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    Eve Klein. We’re just talking about Woolworth’s and how Mrs. Robinson saved money in those days. Joyce Robinson. It cost 3d on the ferry, and I’d get the tram to…
  • Julie Kerner - interviewed by Eve Klein, 7 February 2001
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    Julie Kerner. My business – well that’s quite interesting. I stopped of course, this selling hats in the other shop. It was in Middle Head Road and I said to the lad…
  • Louise Crisp - interviewed by Eve Klein, 14 August 2000
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    Louise Crisp. The other thing I remember was a lovely old Chinese man who used to bring ginger and he had a dray, which he pulled himself, filled with pots of ginger…
  • Louise Crisp - interviewed by Eve Klein, 14 August 2000
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    Eve Klein. Can you recall the differences, say in the 50s, to your first recollections of Mosman? What would have developed? Louise Crisp. Things were very easy i…
  • Margaret Joan Holmes - interviewed by Margaret Holgate, 17 November 2000
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    Margaret Holmes. A small grocer’s shop – there weren’t any Supermarkets whatsoever. Margaret Holgate. Were there many grocery shops in Mosman, or only two or thr…
  • Marion Harding - interviewed by Marlene Reid, 20 July 1998
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    Marlene Reid. How did you become involved in business? Marion Harding. I didn’t become involved in the business until many years later. It’s rather interesting ho…
  • Marion Harding - interviewed by Marlene Reid, 20 July 1998
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    Marlene Reid. Were some of the people that were in business in Mosman at that time, similar to any of the people that are there now? Marion Harding. Lopez, the gr…
  • Patricia Ann Rae Dale - interviewed by Susan Kelly, 14 October 2002
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    Susan Kelly. Did you travel by bicycle? Patricia Dale. I never had a bicycle, I’m not sure whether the older ones did, or not, it was either walking or the tram. M…
  • Patricia Ann Rae Dale - interviewed by Susan Kelly, 14 October 2002
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    Susan Kelly. You mentioned delivery of goods by horse and cart. Patricia Dale. Oh yes I remember that vividly. The bread and of course milk came with a horse and…
  • Paul Metzler - interviewed by Donna Braye, 18 February 2000
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    Paul Metzler. Oh yes – we all walked in those days. Except you didn’t walk up to shops, the shopkeepers delivered. Donna Braye. Really? In horse and cart? Paul…
  • Richard Neville Hughes - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 24 July 1996
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    And then there was the ice cream man in later years came down, and he had what was like was like a Roman chariot, he had a chariot seat it was only about this long…