Month: December 2021

  • News from 100 years ago – 31 December 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 31 December 1921

    AMUSU THEATRE. – Realising the necessity of a larger Hall in our town, Mr. A. H. Preddy, one of Moruya’s most enterprising and energetic citizens, purchased an allotment of land opposite Keating’s Hotel in Vulcan Street, and erected thereon a fine capacious building alongside his motor garage. The Hall, which is entitled “Amusu” Theatre, is […]

  • Museum Closed Temporarily

    Museum Closed Temporarily

    The Museum is now closed for January due to recent COVID-19 developments. This was a difficult decisions, but we aim to protect our valuable visitors and volunteers. At this stage, we plan to re-open the Museum in February. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime we invite you to enjoy our […]

  • Christina Strahan – Mistress of the Culinary Art

    Christina Strahan – Mistress of the Culinary Art

    By  Shirley Jurmann Christina (known as Tina) was born in 1872 in Tambaroora/Hillend to parents who had immigrated from Germany. She married John Francis Strahan in 1900 in Sydney. In 1910 they purchased the property known as “The Orchards”, Mynora, which was lot 116 on the riverbank and across the creek from Joseph and John […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 17 December 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 17 December 1921

    Featured Image: Club House Hotel, Queen Street, Moruya NAROOMA FERRY. – The Eurobodalla Shire Council has decided to run only a half hour service on the Narooma ferry. As a considerable number of motorists pass through this district, inconvenience will be caused by the long wait to which they will at times be subjected. POLICE […]

  • Preservation of the Town of Moruya map 1887…

    Preservation of the Town of Moruya map 1887…

    Or Love in the Time of Covid! The 1887 map of Moruya showing the names of who owned which property, arrived unannounced one morning on the doorstep of the Moruya Museum with no details, not even any hint as to who had left it there. Objects without provenance are usually not welcomed but this object […]

  • Moruya Museum Opens with 2 New Exhibitions

    Moruya Museum Opens with 2 New Exhibitions

    The Moruya Museum re-opens today after being closed for many months due to COVID-19. We welcome you back with 2 great new exhibitions – Moruya Stories and Seldom Seen. Don’t miss these exhibitions especially if you’ve been to Mylott’s Bakery, the Fiesta or Emmott’s stores! Moruya Stories showcases fascinating tales about objects and events that […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 10 December 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 10 December 1921

    PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. – General Business… It was decided to ask the Park Trustees to have a gate erected in the Mantle Hill side of Park for the convenience of the public; also decided that the Shire Council be asked to place danger signals along the roads of the Eurobodalla Shire. It was thought perhaps the […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 3 December 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 3 December 1921

    BUSINESS SOLD. – Mrs. J. Strahan has disposed of the goodwill and stock of her Shamrock Tea-rooms to Mr. R. Hilliers, chef at the Hotel Adelaide, who takes immediate possession. NEW SETTLERS LEAGUE. – Mr. Flemming, organizer for the New Settlers’ League of Australia (N.S.W. Division) addressed a meeting in the Shire Hall on Thursday […]

  • Museum wins IMAGinE 2021 award

    Museum wins IMAGinE 2021 award

    We are proud to announce that the Museum has just received an IMAGinE award for its online exhibition “ILLUMINATED: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration”. The annual IMAGinE awards are run by Museums and Galleries NSW and reward innovation and creativity in museums, galleries and cultural centres. ILLUMINATED received a Highly Commended award in the […]