Pacific Street Watsons Bay

Here is some history about the houses and families who lived in Pacific Street between the 1870s and 1970s.

1880’s  Newton family house is known

1880s Johnstone,  Isaac and Flora Isabel Newman,

1890’s a young girl Vera Jack

1908  Alexander Gregory Peel at “Glenoe”

1908  McWILLIAM-OSTLING.-December 15, 1908, at the residence of the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Frieberg, Bonny Rigg, by the Rev. C. T. Lusby, William, eldest son of Mr. Samuel McWilliam, of Sunnyside, Corowa, N.S.W., to Evelyn Gertrude, eldest daughter of Mr. Carl Axel Ostling, of Kia-ora. Watson’s Bay, granddaughter of Captain Carl Victor Ostling, of Stockholm, Sweden

1909 J Layton and family “Mooltan”

1910 Arthur Tiley and family “York”

1912 Thomas and Georgina Moore  “Tinto”

1914 Annie Cox,

 1914 Ken Coates “Inglebrae”

1914 William and Sophia Brown  “Narung”

1914 Mr and Mrs S.A. Black “Kia Ora”       identified as 24 Pacific St

1915 William and Emily Wright “Melrose”

1916 John and Catherine Harner

1916 Dr and Mrs Joseph Park “Gunyah”

1916 Arthur Gall, driver, Pacific-street, Watson’s Bay. (enlisted in army)

1917 George Farrell- “Adell” anyone know which address.

1917 Frederick Lawson Cove and Pacific Sts.

1920 Edward Percy Page

1920 Advert for builder to extend “Braemar”

1921-30.  John Peter Russell  Australian Artist and friend of Van Goh and Monet owned and lived at 22 Pacific St. “Oakley” now demolished. Willy Redstone and family liced here after Russells death.  They had previously lived at 16 Pacific St.  A French composer, he worked for the ABC.

1923  Major William Tomkinson wife and children (perhaps the marine research building?) Gunnery school officer.

1923 William Rogers

1925 a cottage called “Oban” fronting the water.

1926  Mr.and Mrs. Richard Loaney

1926  “Cooranga”

1926 “Oban” water front cottage.

1927  Mr and Mrs Carey

1928 Mrs E Dowsett 24 Pacific St.

1928 Ernest Farrell

1930 Mr and Mrs O’Regan

1934 Robert Wild tannery at Botany and Phil and Ken?? Farmer. Both pacific St.  Launch wreck at Gap.

1935 Pamela Ostling 14y.o 24 pacific St identified at” Kia Ora”

1936 Mr H Sydney Smith managing director Green Cabs who converted their entire fleet of cars to “Gas” rather than run on petrol.

1941 Lieutenant Colonel MacBride and family. His son, Terry MacBride became a Wallaby and Australian Rugby Union selector.

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