Mosman Voices - oral histories online

Ferries

  • Charles Rosman - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 26 June 1996
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    Nancy Johnson. So your father bought a boatshed was it? Charles Rosman. No, it was a fellow that had the land here. All the land in this area was a grant by the g…
  • Charles Rosman - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 26 June 1996
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    Nancy Johnson. The ferries you started here, did they run to the city? Charles Rosman. Yes, of course, there was no bridge. I used to see four ferries in Mosman…
  • Charles Rosman - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 26 June 1996
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    Nancy Johnson. Back to your ferries. Did you build any of them out here? Charles Rosman. They were built by a man at Cronulla, near La Perouse there. I finished u…
  • Charles Rosman - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 26 June 1996
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    Charles Rosman. After the 1st World War, all the return soldiers that came back used to get deferred pay and it amounted to about a thousand pounds, or round about t…
  • Charles Rosman - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 26 June 1996
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    Charles Rosman. When I started to get sick, about six or seven years ago they sold a running fleet – three of them running, and they were often came into the bay, th…