Month: June 2013

  • 10 Quick Research Tasks for the Busy Family Historian

    10 Quick Research Tasks for the Busy Family Historian
  • Our Museum – The ‘Emmott House’

    Our Museum – The ‘Emmott House’

    The Moruya and District Historical Museum is located at 85 Campbell Street Moruya in an 1875 heritage-listed terrace house built by Abraham Emmott, an early settler to the area. Emmott, a migrant from Yorkshire, reached Moruya in 1859 and set up a general store on the verandah of his first home. From there he moved […]

  • The Changing Face of Vulcan Street, Moruya

    The Changing Face of Vulcan Street, Moruya

    Vulcan Street is Moruya’s ‘main street’ and is part of The Princes Highway, the coastal highway that links Sydney and Melbourne, and has had a vital role to play in the history of Moruya. As pressure from new settlers grew on the colonial authorities to open up the land on the southern side of the […]

  • Building of the Week – The Moruya Courthouse

    Building of the Week – The Moruya Courthouse

    A Magnificent building The courthouse is one of Moruya’s older surviving buildings. It dates to 1881, at a time when the vogue was to erect substantial civic buildings. It was built at the time when Moruya had well and truly become the administrative centre for the area. Long Description: The Courthouse was constructed during the […]

  • Conference of the NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies

    Early Bird Notice Registrations are now open for the 29th Annual Conference of the NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies to be held in Canberra on 20 -22 September. Register before 30th June to save $25.00 and pay only $140.00. This is a chance to check out what’s new in the family history […]

  • Trove Tuesday : A Real Treasure

    Have you reserved a place for the Trove master class at the Family History Fair? Running in conjunction with Conference 2013 and exclusive to conference delegates, experts from the National Library of Australia will conduct a master class to help you get the best out of Trove for your family history research. The session is […]

  • Glorious Days @ the National Museum of Australia

    Glorious Days – Australia 1913 is on show at the National Museum of Australia until 13 October. This exhibition is an opportunity to step back in time and be immersed in nostalgia from the period. 1913 is described as a ‘hinge year’ when people embraced the modern world of automobiles, aeroplanes, roller skating and cinema, […]