Category: Stories & Announcments

  • 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 […]

  • REMARKABLE – Stories of Australians and their Boats

    REMARKABLE –  Stories of Australians and their Boats

    EXHIBITION 15 May – 15 June, 2022 Opening hours 10 – 12 Wed Fri Sat Australia’s history is populated with maritime related stories. With over 1,000 rivers and a coast that stretches for more than 36,000 kilometres, it is no surprise that Australia abounds with stories of people who have lived and worked on the […]

  • Assigned: Convicts who came to Broulee Moruya District

    Assigned: Convicts who came to Broulee Moruya District

    NEW Book Now Available This book explores the lives of convicts assigned to the Broulee Moruya region, or who settled there after their sentences had expired. Read about the convict labour force who cleared the land, built the fences and helped to create the prosperity of the district. Also, the early landowners who were the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Leo De Saxe – Moruya’s First ANZAC ?

    Leo De Saxe – Moruya’s First ANZAC ?

    Leopold Franklin (Bill) De Saxe (1893–1988) was one of the first Moruya residents to volunteer for service in world War I enlisting at the age of 21 on 17 August 1914. He sailed from Albany on 1 November, disembarking in Alexandria, Egypt in early December 1914. He was sent with the A&NZ Division from there […]

  • Moruya granite and the Harbour Bridge

    Moruya granite and the Harbour Bridge

    On 19th Jan 2022 the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be 90 yrs old, celebrations are planned in Sydney and Moruya. The following text about the granite used in the bridge is extracted from Moruya’s “Golden Years” About to Begin by Shirley Jurmann So Moruya granite had been chosen for the pylons of the new North […]

  • Moruya Stories

    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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]