houseboat at Fisher Bay, The Spit

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Dennis Francis
c. 1949

Houseboat, The Spit after it had been altered and where Dennis lived in 1949. Read Dennis Francis’ Memories of Mosman.

Dennis Francis · 20 June 2013

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In 1966 and 1967 I and my husband Tom and two year old son Julian owned and lived aboard the “Bold Venture” for two happy years. During this time daughter Susan was born and another infant was expected so we became landlubbers again! We used to park our Hillman under the northern end of Spit Bridge and commute by dinghy. When Susan’s birth was imminent we found the car battery was flat due to the interior light left on and would not start. Luckily a starting handle was available, the last car we had with such a device, and we made it to St Margarets Hospital, long gone too.

— Vanessa · 30 December 2019, 14:34 · #

Co-incidentally we moved off the houseboat into 96 Shadforth St!!

— Vanessa · 14 February 2020, 10:04 · #

My father was born in 1948 and lived on this boat with my grandmother and grandfather
Cecil Sidney Perry
May Farnham Perry
Bryan Perry
Alan Perry
I would love to know anything about this boat
My fathers family were all boatbuilders at the spit

Johanna Perry · 29 March 2020, 21:02 · #

Hi Johanna
My father is Errol Perry, Alan and Bryan’s half brother, he lived on the boat till around the age of 18 , then moved up to Balgowlah, Errol passed away in 2006

— Rick perry · 31 December 2020, 19:53 · #