MORUYA and District Historical Society

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In the New Scientist Magazine of the 28 June Jennifer Ouellette discusses the mixing of science and history to reveal the ideas of the past in an article entitled Back to the Future. With the number of records now being digitised and tagged historians have been given a wide range of information previously unavailable except in specialist archives and libraries. This digitisation allows computer programs to “connect the dots between different records”. As… Read More

Today Broulee is a popular place and a real population centre. However it has not always been so attractive and so popular. Where land and property is relatively easy to sell and expensive to purchase now, it wasn’t always the case. The first port in the Eurobodalla area was established at Broulee. As a  dangerous sand bar at the mouth of the Moruya River caused difficulties for smaller ships and prevented access… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOSPITAL BEE. – It is computed by Mr. Dawson that fully 35 tons of earth were ploughed and shifted with barrows by a bee of eight workers at the hospital on Wednesday in the preparation of hospital tennis court. Two more Wednesday afternoon bees will about complete the charitable undertaking. The names… Read More

The AGM of our society is at 10am on Wednesday 14 August. The meeting will be held in the meeting room behind the museum. Prior to the meeting we will have a brief presentation by Christine Greig Adams on Moruya Granite Quarry – ‘Moruya’s Golden Years’. After the meeting please join us for a cup of tea, a chat and a sandwich. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and… Read More