Moruya Stories


Moruya Stories uses items from the Museum’s collection and oral histories it brings to light the fascinating characters and places that have made Moruya a unique community. The exhibition traces the history of Moruya through the people and businesses that have shaped the community over time such as Mylott’s Bakery, Emmott’s store, and Dr Boot.  

Telling stories about objects like Jean Gilmore’s snake vertebrae necklace, the pretty brooch made from fish scales and the Fiesta Theatre’s ‘cuddle seat’ gives us a sense of what makes our town special.

The exhibition includes an 1887 map of Moruya, which arrived unannounced on the Museum’s doorstep. The map is displayed on artist’s easel that belonged to Mrs Arnold, an art teacher at Moruya High School in the late 1940’s.

The restoration of the map for this exhibition is a story unto itself – on top of the various fixes that had been applied over the years, the wet La Nina season and COVID wreaked havoc. read more


One response to “Moruya Stories”

  1. Mrs Arnold also came to St. Mary’s School to teach grades 7 to 9……I think we knew her as Mrs Witham. She was a lovely lady.

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