ROSE BAY SUBURB SPOTLIGHT
Rose Bay is a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney. Rose Bay has views of both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge together. Lyne Park abuts Sydney Harbour on its west. Shark Island is located in Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), just north of Rose Bay.
Rose Bay is home to several famous Sydney landmarks including The Royal Sydney Golf Club, and several exclusive private schools including Kincoppal Girls School residing in a Gothic style mansion overlooking Sydney Harbour. It also boasts a number of renowned restaurants including the iconic Catalina’s and The Pier.
Rose Bay was named after The Right Honourable George Rose, who was joint Secretary to the British Treasury with Thomas Steele, after whom Steel(e) Point at Nielsen Park was named. The name Rose Bay was used as early as 1788 by Captain John Hunter.
HMAS Tingira, named after an Aboriginal word for 'open sea' was moored in Rose Bay from 1912 to 1927. It was used to train over 3,000 Australian sailors, many for service in World War 1. There is a small park on the Rose Bay waterfront which commemorates Tingira.
The Wintergarden Cinema was a landmark building which housed the Sydney Film Festival from 1968 to 1973, but which was demolished to make way for exclusive apartments in the late 1980s.