Mosman Voices - oral histories online

Balmoral

  • Barbara Williams - interviewed by Gerald Christmas, 10 May 2006
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    Barbara Williams. I remember going to that theatre – the one for the coming of Christ. The man who ran The Tivoli had something to do with it. Gerald Christmas. D…
  • 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…
  • Bertha Blackman - interviewed by Eve Klein, 15 July 2002
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    Eve Klein. Where did they go fishing? Bertha Blackman. Down at Balmoral where the Peggy’s Rocks are .. well the Peggy’s Rocks had big slits in them, so you dropped…
  • Clifton Haynes - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 24 February 2004
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    Clifton Haynes. I remember the Amphitheatre well as a child. I remember when it was built and I have a picture of that. It was built by the Theosophists and these pe…
  • Dr and Mrs Dwyer - interviewed by Eve Klein, 30 November 2000
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    Eve Klein. You were talking about the Amphitheatre; where was that located? Mrs. Dwyer. At the northern end of Balmoral until it was replaced, post-war with that…
  • Gretchen Dechert - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 15 August 2005
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    Gretchen Dechert. Yes I went to Balmoral a lot, that’s where I learnt to swim. When I was a little girl my father threw me in off the end of the wharf and dived in a…
  • Gretchen Dechert - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 15 August 2005
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    Gretchen Dechert. Oh yes, and I remember the Star of the East, the Amphitheatre. That was when Christ was to walk through the Heads. We were overseas so I didn’t see…
  • John Schenker - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 December 2000
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    Eve Klein. What was the swimming instruction like? John Schenker. That was outside school, it had nothing to do with school. Eve Klein. You didn’t go swimming…
  • John Steel - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 10 May 2000
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    John Steel. Well this is really during the war years. I remember, we were talking about Balmoral beach earlier on. I remember Balmoral was completely wired against t…
  • 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…
  • John Wilmot Roberts - interviewed by Trish Levido, 15 December 2005
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    John Roberts. Yes, quaint old days and there’s something documented in books about Balmoral – the Amphitheatre played a small part in my youth. After the Theosoph…
  • Margaret Ewart and Garland Churcher - interviewed by Eve Klein, 27 December 2000
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    Margaret Ewart. Well it was our beautiful sand dunes. To spoil it with that cement structure was shocking. The same as we hated when they built that monstrosity ther…