Category: Stories & Announcments

  • DIARY OF A PANDEMIC – The Spanish Flu in Moruya

    DIARY OF A PANDEMIC –  The Spanish Flu in Moruya

    Featured image: Face masks as both function and fashion are part of pandemic responses 100 years apart. The current coronavirus or COVID-!9 pandemic, with its accompanying social isolation, shortages and fear. isn’t the first pandemic to confront  Australia’s health systems.  The ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic of 1919 emerged at the end of the First World War, […]

  • Seasons Greetings to all

    Seasons Greetings to all

    The Moruya District Historical Society extends greetings to all members, volunteers and supporters for Christmas 2019. The Society appreciates the support and interest of the local community and welcomes new members and supporters. The Museum will be open and our Genealogy office available for family history enquiries on the following dates in January. The Gene […]

  • Featured Publication – Moruya Pioneer Directory

    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 […]

  • Highlights of the Museum

    Highlights of the Museum

    The Museum 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. Many of these objects  tell personal stories about people’s lives, places and artefacts. It is these stories that make the objects so interesting. The […]

  • Seasons Greetings!

    Seasons Greetings!

    What would Christmas be without the much loved symbols of the season – the decorated Christmas tree, gift giving, Christmas crackers (bon bons) and Christmas cards? These symbols all became immensely popular during the Victorian era. By 1900 Christmas was the biggest celebration in the British, and therefore Australian, calendar, The first Christmas card was […]

  • Modesty must be preserved at all costs!

    Modesty must be preserved at all costs!

    One of the most striking exhibits in the Moruya Museum’s current exhibition Highlights of the Moruya Museum is this side saddle. Fran Hassall, one of our volunteers,  chose this striking  object to display and wrote the text, and the title, for the object’s label. The exhibition, featuring objects ranging from a  ball gown, an 1861 school […]

  • Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book

    Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book

    Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book One of the most intriguing and fragile objects now on display in our current exhibition Milk – The River of Life is a letter copying book dating from 1881. The book is a hard bound volume with a tan leather spine that is inscribed “letter book” The book has […]

  • Mardi Gras Mayhem Wrap Up

    Mardi Gras Mayhem Wrap Up

    MARDI GRAS MAYHEM WRAP UP  What an incredible exhibition! Visitor numbers and profit are the usual indicators of an event’s success. Mardi Gras Mayhem was certainly successful on both counts. However, perhaps a better measure of the exhibition’s success was the obvious pleasure felt by visitors when looking at photos that brought back so many wonderful […]

  • Moruya “Wedding” – Mardi Gras, January 1967

    Moruya “Wedding” – Mardi Gras, January 1967

    Featured Image: A float at the 1967 Mardi Gras Note: This is not a photo of the “wedding”. Moruya “Wedding” – Mardi Gras, January 1967 A “wedding” involving many Moruya personalities took place at the Moruya Mardi Gras in January 1967. The following is a report from “The Moruya Advertiser” of 11thJanuary 1967: The marriage […]

  • Heroes of the Eurobodalla remembered

    Heroes of the Eurobodalla remembered

    The Eurobodalla Shire Council issued the following press release yesterday, 23 April: Heroes of the Eurobodalla remembered A new web-based database showcasing the 500 men and women who enlisted/served in World War One from Eurobodalla is now live. Heroes of the Eurobodalla, created by the Moruya & District Historical Society with support from Eurobodalla Council, […]