Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mosman Bay Sydney Unique and Modern Attractions

Mainpeak Paddlesports Mostman Bay Beach is a race organised by Canoeing WA with support from Cottesloe SLSC with principal sponsorship from Mainpeak Paddlesports. This event is targeted to engage the paddle sports community to actively participate in a challenging but safe river/ocean race. This event is the premier coastal paddling event on the Perth calendar, and has been running.

Visiting Mosman Bay today, there is little indication of the maritime history, but at various points along the 8 kilometer pathway, there are various historical relics. At Bradley's Head, there is a gun emplacement. Also along the track is a memorial to all those vessels that have been named HMAS Sydney.

Following this early grant others were taken up, although little settlement spread due to Mosman’s rugged terrain and inaccessibility. A foot track ran from North Sydney to Middle Head in the 1840s, but it was not until 1860 that the first proper road in Mosman was constructed. This was Avenue Road which ran from Mosman Bay to Mosman Junction. Military, Middle Head and Bradleys Head Roads were constructed 10 years later. A notable early resident was Oswald Bloxsome who built The Rangers in 1844, a mansion on 40 acres overlooking Mosman Bay


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