MORUYA and District Historical Society


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 made in 1843. Sir Henry Cole, founding director of the V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) asked John… Read More

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 exercise book, a sealskin handbag and a telegraphic sight to a flat iron,  will be open throughout… Read More

Featured Image: The facade of the Narooma Kinema, housed in the historic Soldiers Memorial School of Arts Hall. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 April 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: KIND FRIENDS – We have to acknowledge with sincere thanks some beautiful samples of his choice apples from Mr S. Kimpton, of Deua River, and a case of the very best pears and apples from Mr Jos…. Read More

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 of this humble but elegant Georgian cottage built in 1865, and restored the former manse as part… Read More