Category: Stories & Announcments

  • 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 […]

  • Moruya Museum Opens with 2 New Exhibitions

    Moruya Museum Opens with 2 New Exhibitions

    The Moruya Museum re-opens today after being closed for many months due to COVID-19. We welcome you back with 2 great new exhibitions – Moruya Stories and Seldom Seen. Don’t miss these exhibitions especially if you’ve been to Mylott’s Bakery, the Fiesta or Emmott’s stores! Moruya Stories showcases fascinating tales about objects and events that […]

  • Museum wins IMAGinE 2021 award

    Museum wins IMAGinE 2021 award

    We are proud to announce that the Museum has just received an IMAGinE award for its online exhibition “ILLUMINATED: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration”. The annual IMAGinE awards are run by Museums and Galleries NSW and reward innovation and creativity in museums, galleries and cultural centres. ILLUMINATED received a Highly Commended award in the […]

  • National Science Week 2021 – Science in the laundry

    National Science Week 2021 –  Science in the laundry

    How did people make their shirts so bright? Q. In the days when state of the art laundries all featured coppers, mangles and cement tubs, just how did people make those shirts so bright. A. They used an optical brightener – Reckitt’s Starch. The science: Optical brighteners absorb energy from ultra-violet light. This energy ‘pushes’ some […]

  • EVENT: WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYA

    EVENT: WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYA

    Gary Traynor is hosting the following event on Monday 19 July 2021 – the exact date of the 105th anniversary of the death of Raymond Bishop and David Anderson – both local boys. Event:       WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYALocation:  World War 2 concrete Bunker, Thelmore Pistol Club.Time:        6.15 for 6.30 […]

  • Seasons Greetings From Moruya & District Historical Society

    Seasons Greetings From Moruya & District Historical Society

    Featured image: One of the Anderson collection of 1920s Christmas cards. At last some good news! With relaxed rules on Covid 19 I’m happy to announce that we were able to open the Museum again on Wednesday 25th November. We are registered as a COVID safe venue and will be following the Government guidelines to keep […]

  • MORUYA OPENS DOORS AGAIN WITH TWO REMARKABLE EXHIBITIONS

    MORUYA OPENS DOORS AGAIN WITH TWO REMARKABLE EXHIBITIONS

    Moruya & District Historical Society is pleased to announce that it is re-opening on Wednesday 25thNovember.  We are registered as a COVID safe venue and will be following the Government guidelines to keep all visitors and volunteers safe with contact tracing, sanitizing, social distancing etc.   We are excited to be welcoming our members and the public […]

  • Who was the best looking man in the district – Clarrie or Clive?

    Who was the best looking man in the district – Clarrie or Clive?

    Featured image: Vulcan Street Moruya looking south, c.1920 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 25 September 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society BEST-LOOKING MAN.– The committee in charge of the best-looking man competition in connection with the approaching C.E. Bazaar, announce that the seven leading names are:- Geo. Brown, Clive Burke, J.R. […]

  • ANZAC Day jigsaws

    ANZAC Day jigsaws

    Featured image: Completed jigsaw puzzle No.4 -Cenotaph stone with inscription, Moruya Quarry – 54 pieces Our librarian has created and uploaded another set of jigsaws. Once again, these puzzles  are all based on photographs in our collection. They all have an ANZAC Day theme. They are: Nerrigundah Roll of Honour – 35 pieces Postcard from Egypt […]

  • Have you become a keen jigsaw puzzler during your social isolation?

    Have you become a keen jigsaw puzzler during your social isolation?

    Our featured image is a mess of jigsaw pieces that need to be put back together to create the image below. If you are interested in completing this jigsaw and others like it – all online – our librarian, Wendy Simes, has found the link for you. One of the real benefits of these online […]