The Moruya and District Historical Society is a non-profit group of volunteers, dedicated to preserving the history of Moruya and the surrounding areas on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Society’s Museum is now permanently settled in the heritage-listed ‘Emmott’s house’ in Campbell Street, Moruya.
The Historical Society has a rich collection of artefacts which range in date from pre-European settlement to the modern day. The museum also houses an extensive collection of documents, microfilms and photographs for those who are interested in researching local history.
One of the aims of this blog, and other accompanying social media, is to bring this rich history to as broad an audience as we can and to make our history as interactive as possible.
History is not only about knowing the names of our ancestors and early pioneers, or about looking at artefacts from previous eras. These activities are important to the development of our knowledge, but real living history is created by the personal stories about people’s lives, places and artefacts.
By opening up our museum in this forum, along with Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, we hope to be able to gather as many stories and as much information as possible to further enrich our collections; thereby making the ‘live’ visit a doubly rewarding experience.
We also aim to keep the broader Moruya community informed with our latest findings and current events in local history and genealogy.
Please feel welcome to add comments onto individual posts so information can be added to the museum’s already large collection of knowledge.
We hope that you enjoy the journey uncovering new layers of Moruya’s history by joining our Society by completing the membership form here.