I was enrolled at Killarney School in Dalton Avenue, Mosman in 1944 and 1945. I recall that in my first year there I had to lie down and be quiet after lunch. I have few other recollections apart from the sports day on the former grass tennis court where I took part, not very successfully, in egg and spoon races and sack races.
In my second year there I was given sewing lessons which didn’t really impress me as a boy.
In those World War II days, I recall that the double decker buses were painted in olive green camouflage markings, the trams too, I suppose.
Many boys progressed from Killarney School to Mosman Prep School, in Raglan Street, as I did in 1946.
Hi Donal. I too remember the egg & spoon races. I was recently sent (by my sister Jan) a copy of the 1944 Killarney School Concert programme. I note your name appears (as well as mine) amongst many others. Would you like me to send you a copy – you may recall several others. I found it fun to see how many I could remember.
Incidentally I believe the school was located in Dalton Ave (rather than Killarney St.) The building still stands although the school itself moved (in 1973) to Belmont Rd.
I remember Donal v. well and have a number of other recollections I hope to share when my plans for a reunion of ex-Killarney 1940s students come to fruition. The ad I placed in Sydney Morning Herald RSVP section 18/19 March 2017 was most productive initially and has been ever since with the idea snowballing! At 19/5/17 I have 31×1940s pupils who are interested in a get-together in order to share memories and photos. One pupil even has a sports trophy from that era and hopefully we shall eventually have enough memorabilia for a ‘show and tell’ !
Interested past students may contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Have received only two photos to date and would like many more please!
My uncle Warren Garlick, his wife Glad and their two daughters Lynne and Dale lived at number 33 Killarney Street, Mosman for over 40 years. We use to visit regularly and I loved to climb the stairs in their house. The backyard was small, I think most of the block ran down the side of the hill. It was very exciting as John Laws lived in the house on the block below.
My wife Laura lived on this street back in the 80’s growing up. Didn’t realise Mosman has such a rich history.
Please whatever you do, keep this site up.
Hi Robin, my name was Dell Clayton and I lived in 35 Killarney St, next to the Garlicks and remember them well. I also remember that John Laws lived in the house below.
My sister and I used to walk up Killarney street to Spit Road and down Awaba St every day to go to Queenwood School!
- Dell Moore (nee Clayton)