Featured Publication – Moruya Pioneer Directory

Give your family history research a great boost in 2019 by buying the updated version of the Moruya Pioneer Directory. This brilliant resource, now in Cd form, includes 5 pdf files. 1. Moruya Pioneer Directory 2018 (This is an updated version of the original Pioneer Directory by Kay Fensom Boyce). 2. Parish of Moruya Map [...]

Lost Moruya – The Commercial Hotel

This article on the Commercial Hotel is Part 5 of a series of articles Hotels in the Eurobodalla written for the MDHS Journal by Susan Pryke.  The earliest notice of the Commercial Hotel in the files of the Moruya and District Historical Society is a small advertisement for Thomas Staunton’s Commercial Hotel, listed in the Moruya Examiner, [...]

The Wallpapered Manse…if these walls could talk.

Take a glimpse into the history of domestic interiors and artefacts of houses in the Eurobodalla. This wonderful exhibition uses the collection from the historical Presbyterian Manse in Moruya, and  MDHS historical collections as a touch-stone to rediscover the domestic life of families in local homes. Peter Freeman, local heritage architect and author , recognised the significance [...]

Quick action by the shire councillors; updates from the front and more – news from 100 years ago

Featured image: An early view of the Adelaide Hotel, Moruya. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BEAUTIFYING – The Shire Councillors are to be commended for the efforts they are putting forth to beautify the banks of our river. Immediately their [...]

Another death in the Dardanelles – news from 100 years ago

Featured image: An early photograph of Nelligen featuring the Steam Packet Hotel -from the MDHS Collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NELLIGEN HOTEL – The Steam Packet Hotel, at Nelligen, owned and managed by Mr M. White for years , [...]

Kitchen Teas and the Dardanelles – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Honor Roll – Mr George Walter, post and telegraph master of this town, received the sad intelligence by wire on Saturday through the Rev. Mr. Rix, that his son, Corporal Clement Wallace, had been killed [...]

Blackberries: As ruthless as a German – news from March, 1915

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOTEL LICENSE – Last Monday, the Licensing Bench visited Coxon’s Hotel, and , after inspecting the building, decided unanimously that the house was beyond repair, and that if a renewal of the license were desired, [...]

The Evolution of Emmotts by Shirley Jurmann

From front verandah of “Merlyn” in Campbell Street to Harris Scarfe in Vulcan Street Abraham Emmott was born 29th July 1814 in Addingham, Yorkshire, England. In 1837 he married Elizabeth Watson. Along with his wife and six children he arrived in Australia on the “Ellenborough” on 14th November 1855. A son James had died on the [...]