Month: July 2013

  • Trove Tuesday – Education on Trove

    Trove Tuesday – Education on Trove

    Education in Advertising In yesterday’s post on this blog there were frequent references to the Brooks’s Reader series in Bob Colefax’s autobiography. A quick search of TROVE brought to light the following advertisement of thee Brooks’s texts of the time. Although the advertisement is from 1905 and Bob Colefax didn’t start school until 1910 the […]

  • Education Week

    Education Week

    Education Week has been showcasing  the achievements of our inspirational teachers, staff, students, Parents & Citizens Associations and community members in New South Wales for many years. ‘Celebrating our stories‘, the theme of  2013 Education Week, provides a great opportunity for our Society to celebrate achievements in this field by sharing some of the wonderful […]

  • For Your Diary

    For Your Diary

    The AGM of our society is at 10am on Wednesday 14 August. The meeting will be held in the meeting room behind the museum. Prior to the meeting we will have a brief presentation by Christine Greig Adams on Moruya Granite Quarry – ‘Moruya’s Golden Years’. After the meeting please join us for a cup […]

  • The original Southeast HARVESTS in Moruya

    The original Southeast HARVESTS in Moruya

    Everyone would be aware that today was SAGE’s  South East Harvest festival in Moruya. This festival showcased the richness and diversity of locally grown produce. Moruya and the surrounding districts have long been associated with agriculture. An account of the very early days of European land use in the area can be found in William […]

  • Arbour Day

    Arbour Day

    Many of us would have memories of tree plantings and gardening at school each Arbour Day. This tradition is being continued to this day with National Schools Tree Day being held on the last Friday of July for schools. Arbour Day itself has a long history. England, France and the United States all have strong […]

  • The Wallpapered Manse

    The Wallpapered Manse

    It’s Grand Designs meets Country House Rescue when a historic Presbyterian manse on the New South Wales South Coast is researched and restored by leading conservation architect Peter Freeman. One of the great attractions of the Eurobodalla area is the wonderful built heritage that exists and is still being used today – heritage that includes […]

  • Trove Tuesday – The Real Masterchefs

    Trove Tuesday – The Real Masterchefs

    Does anyone else have their grandmother’s handwritten and much-loved recipes? And being 100% honest, does anyone use their old family recipes? To begin with, they’re usually in a old book in the back of a kitchen cupboard or in a box of old papers hidden away. In my case the handwriting is so faded that […]

  • Kinship terminology: How we refer to our family relationships

    Kinship terminology: How we refer to our family relationships

    And we thought our family trees are sometimes very complicated! I am never going to complain again.

  • A moment in history – can you date this photograph?

    A  moment in history  –  can you date this photograph?

    Chris has started the ball rolling here. Are there any other thoughts/ Time? Location? It would be great to get as much information as possible. Please add any thoughts/ inspirations into a comment so that we can add to our pool of knowledge

  • Trove Tuesday- Additions To Trove

    In the latest issue of The Federation of Australian Historical Societies e-Bulletin (No. 112 – 25 June 2013) we have been notified of the latest additions to the Trove newspaper collection. The National Library of Australia has announced that issues of the following digitised newspapers to Trove, and further issues will become available shortly. New […]