Mosman Library Service’s Australian Heritage Festival events are headlined with a fascinating talk on ‘The Barn’ at Mosman Bay.
In 1830 Archibald Mosman applied for and received one of the newly created sheltered allotments at Great Sirius Cove, today Mosman Bay, using convict labour to establish a whaling station and ship-repair premises, including a stone wharf, stone storehouses and ships’ crew accommodation as well as a large stone residence above the whaling station overlooking the bay.
Join Colleen Godsell as she traces The Barn’s days from being part of the complex, a tallow candle factory and wool washing operation, a skating rink, a meeting place and a dance hall to now being home to 1st Mosman Scouts.
Colleen has arranged an open day at The Barn the following weekend to complement her talk, which will be held on Monday 1 May at 7pm. For more details about both events, visit events.mosman.nsw.gov.au
A free exhibition is also being held on Mosman’s namesake Archibald Mosman as part of the festival events in Barry O’Keefe Library during its opening hours until 14 May.
This year’s Heritage Festival events will be headlined with a talk on “The Barn”.