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  • Suburb:MOSMAN
  • Postcode:2088
  • Local Council: Mosman

Chowder Bay

Georges Hieghts

Mosman was named after one of its first entrepreneurs, Archibald Mosman (1799–1863) and his twin brother George, who took up a 16,000sqm land grant in the area in 1831. They founded a whaling station in the harbour, known then as Mosman’s Bay which is now known as Mosman Bay.

In February 1997 the Government Gazette published a notice by Mosman Council advising that they had assigned Mosman as the only suburb in the Mosman Local Government Area. Mosman Council decided that residents should continue to be allowed to use the following traditional locality names if they wished. Many of these areas have beautiful walks and fantastic harbour views.

The Spit: Is at the end of Beauty Point and finishes at Spit Bridge, which many of us know from the commute to the city. From as early as 1834, a ferry operated moving passengers across Middle Harbour, followed by a punt this was replaced by a government steam punt in 1889. A wooden bridge was opened in 1924 after the electric tram lines were extended to the Spit. This was replaced by the bascule bridge in 1958, which was needed to cope with heavy traffic from the Sydney CBD to the Northern Beaches. Considered part of The Spit area is Chinaman’s Beach, which was named after the Chinese residents who had market gardens and salt pans there. This area is now an exclusive beach and parkland. I really enjoy this area, it a picturesque spot where you can, walk, picnic, play with the dog, kayak or go to one of the fabulous restaurants. From The Spit you can walk to Manly or alternatively you can walk to the Spit via the foreshore or meander through the streets checking out the myriad of beautiful home and architectural styles.

Georges Heights: Includes the newest development in Mosman, which is re-developed Army land. Georges Heights was named after King George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820. His reign coincided with the First Fleet leaving Portsmouth, England in 1788 for Terra Australasia (The Great Southern Land) and arriving in what is now Sydney Harbour. In 1871, Georges Head Battery was constructed and it remains a great place to visit on a sunny day. A naval depot stands on the eastern side of Chowder Bay and it is now dotted with function centers, cafes and restaurants.

Clifton Gardens: Perhaps derived it’s name from early settler Captain E. H. Cliffe who purchased a 56 acre estate on the southern shores, he named it "Cliffeton". Clifton Gardens showcases many beautiful homes some featuring magnificent city and harbour views. Clifton Gardens is also a great spot for a run or fishing. In season, those with the right tackle can catch yellowtail kingfish, bonito and Australian salmon. In the winter months, trevally is regularly caught around the Mosman shoreline. You can take a beautiful walk along the waterfront reserve or there is a great walk from the sports oval at Balmoral to Clifton Gardens, some great coffee shops to stop at along the way.

Beauty Point: Takes its name from the point that juts out into Middle Harbour. Originally known as Billy Goat Point, which was not a prestigious name, nor did it sound appealing for redevelopment. Part of Beauty Point is reserve, but there are those lucky enough to have direct access to the water or their boat mooring. One of my favourite Mosman walks is along Bay Street and through the reserve then along the foreshore to The Spit. Fishing is also abundant in this beautiful part of the world.

Spit Junction: Has its own post office, however has the same postcode as the rest of Mosman, however is distinguished by the address, Spit Junction 2088. This part of Mosman was originally owned by E and W.E. Brady and was used as a racetrack. The area was also known as Trafalgar Square, from the name of a block of shops built at the corner of Spit Road and Military Road. In 1902, it was subdivided and many of the streets and landmarks prove to be reminders of our English and French heritage.

Properties For Sale

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12b Lower Almora Street, MOSMAN MOSMAN House 2 1 1
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197 Raglan Street, MOSMAN MOSMAN House 5 3 4 Contact Agent
1/13 Moruben Road, MOSMAN MOSMAN Apartment 2 1 Contact Agent