Warringah Bowls Mosman
Where Our Name Came From
Warringah is an aboriginal word meaning “signs of rain’ or (without the final ’h’) ‘the sea – any sea’. High rise developments in recent years have intruded into our view of ‘the sea’ and the bushland our founders saw has just about disappeared but the club’s site still has many advantages and has increased enormously.
The fact that the Warringah Bowling Club (in the municipality of Mosman) is not within the Shire of Warringah has sometimes caused confusion. It is, however, within the electoral division of Warringah. When the club was formed the Warringah electoral division extended from Cremorne to Palm Beach.
As rapid population growth north to Manly made it necessary to divide the area electorally the Cremorne to Manly district retained the name Warringah after a battle – and the new division was named Mackellar.