Category: Feature2

  • Workshop – Preserving Photographs

    Workshop – Preserving Photographs

    From Daguerrotype to dPrint . . . the care and feeding of photographic collections The workshop will be looking at identifying various photographic processes and how these may deteriorate, then looking at issues around appropriate storage and general care. Participants are invited to bring examples of their photographs they would like to know more about […]

  • Hands-on History – Moruya Library 3-11 Sept

    Hands-on History – Moruya Library 3-11 Sept

    History week is coming next week! To mark the event, the MDHS is partnering with the Moruya Library on 2 key events which showcasing this years theme of Hands-on History. Don’t miss this chance to learn about this fascinating era, and the conditions in the area during the 1830s and 40s. Convicts of the Moruya […]

  • Attack on the Dureenbee, 80 years on

    Attack on the Dureenbee, 80 years on

    Extracted from War? What War? by Shirley JurmannPublished in the MDHS Journal, Sept 2020 On 3rd August the people of Moruya were awoken in the early hours of the morning by the sounds of gunfire at sea and flashes of light could be seen from higher points in the town. The gunfire was coming from […]

  • Motor Gymkhana at Harry’s Farm

    Motor Gymkhana at Harry’s Farm

    Extracted from The Story of Harry’s House By Shirley Jurmann There was a house on the eastern side of the Princes highway, as you come along the Mullenderree Flats into Moruya from the north.  It was known in times past as “Oaklands” and has a long history starting in the 1860s when James Francis Lynch […]

  • The Story of Toragy Pt Cemetery

    The Story of Toragy Pt Cemetery

    by Shirley Jurmann Historic Toragy Point Cemetery at spectacular South Head Moruya provides a unique window to the past. Of the 20 recorded burials, only about a quarter of made it past 65 years of age – the rest were young children or the result of drowning or accidents. The first recorded burial is a […]

  • A Single Handed Voyage in a Small Craft

    A Single Handed Voyage in a Small Craft

    A “remarkable” maritime story from Moruya’s history A well known waterman based in Circular Quay, George Mulhall was hired with his skiff by a passenger bound for Moruya on the NSW south coast.  They travelled on the steamer Juno sailing to Port Phillip on 18 November 1848.  The purpose of hiring George and his skiff […]

  • Battling Big Floods in 1914

    Battling Big Floods in 1914

    Extracts from the Moruya Examiner and South Coast Advocate 28 March 1914 – The March flood of 1914 which visited this district during the early part of the week was exactly two feet lower at Mullenderree and on the flat land on this side of the river than the flood of 1898, just 16 years […]

  • Cased Photographs – Reflections on a Process

    Cased Photographs – Reflections on a Process

    From our Collection Team In the early days of photography from the 1840’s, having a portrait taken was a very special and expensive event. The resultant photographs were a unique object created in camera. To protect and show these portraits off to best advantage the photograph was presented in a beautiful small leather-bound case and […]

  • Memories of Moruya Show

    Memories of Moruya Show

    by Shirley Jurmann Yes, I’m talking about the MORUYA Show, not the Eurobodalla Show. The Agricultural and Pastoral Society was first formed in 1869. Soon the Show became an event eagerly looked forward to by children and adults alike. In 1890 an area on the river bank near where the Bowling Green and Tennis Courts […]