Tag: Moruya & District Historical Society

The Anzac Commemorative Medallion and Badge

Also referred to as the Simpson and his donkey medal, the Anzac Commemorative Medallion was instituted 1967 under the government of Harold Holt. It was awarded to surviving members of the Australian forces who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct… Read More

Nerrigundah – Gold, bushrangers, robbery and a shoot out remembered 150 years later

A gold rush, bushrangers, miners, armed hold ups and Chinese joss houses – everything was happening  in the bustling 1860s gold rush settlement of Nerrigundah. The population at that time was approximately 1200 people – extremely difficult to imagine now! Saturday’s ceremony and… Read More

‘Kiora Kith and Kin’ by Shirley Jurmann

The latest publication by the Moruya and District Historical Society is the wonderful book Kiora Kith and Kin, written by Shirley Jurmann. Kiora Kith and Kin is the story of European settlement of the Kiora, Wamban and Mungerarie areas near Moruya on… Read More

Moruya and District AGM Report

The Annual General Meeting of the Moruya and District Historical Society took place on Wednesday, 13 August. As well as the election of committee members for the 2014-2015 year, three resolutions were discussed and voted upon. RESOLUTIONS A .Special Resolution (Proposed Brian… Read More

Why YOU need to attend our AGM this Wednesday!

Make sure you attend this vital meeting and have a real say in the future direction of the Moruya and District Historical Society. Annual General Meeting date: Wednesday, 13 August Time: 10 am Venue: Meeting Room (at the back of the museum)… Read More

Australian War Contingent Association Gift Tin -1915

This gift ‘tin’ is a small but very interesting item that is one of the many objects on display in our museum for the exhibition that we are holding throughout August to mark the outbreak of World War 1. These artefacts, including… Read More

One hundred years ago – 13 June, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: COMPULSORY TRAINING FOR GIRLS – Should Australian girls be brought under some system of compulsory training to fit them to share in… Read More

One hundred years ago – 28 March, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LIGHT HORSE – No one turned up at the meeting on Saturday night, convened for the purpose of forming a corps of… Read More

Mr Emmott Blasts Queen Street -One hundred years ago, March, 1914

Czernick Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WATER SUPPLY. – The very changes in the seasons from what they were 50 years ago and the gradual tendency to… Read More

The First Tango In Moruya – and other news of 100 years ago!

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: IRRIGATION – The project of utilising the waters of the Shoalhaven River for the purpose of irrigation and its inevitable results, as… Read More