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In 1924, when she was 65, the Education department’s age for retirement in those days, the powers-that-be asked Mrs Johnston to continue teaching. She retired three years later at the age of 68 Sixteen Women of Early Eurobodalla Noel Warry, Moruya and District Historical Society 1990 In my research over the past week I have come across recounts of some amazingly effective teachers. Monday’s post, based on the autobiography of AV Colefax, mentioned… Read More

Education Week has been showcasing  the achievements of our inspirational teachers, staff, students, Parents & Citizens Associations and community members in New South Wales for many years. ‘Celebrating our stories‘, the theme of  2013 Education Week, provides a great opportunity for our Society to celebrate achievements in this field by sharing some of the wonderful memories of education in our district. We will attempt to do that from a number of perspectives… Read More

Everyone would be aware that today was SAGE’s  South East Harvest festival in Moruya. This festival showcased the richness and diversity of locally grown produce. Moruya and the surrounding districts have long been associated with agriculture. An account of the very early days of European land use in the area can be found in William Bayley’s Behind Broulee(1978). The book has been serialised in the society’s quarterly Journal. Journal articles from the… Read More

The Moruya and District Historical Museum is located at 85 Campbell Street Moruya in an 1875 heritage-listed terrace house built by Abraham Emmott, an early settler to the area. Emmott, a migrant from Yorkshire, reached Moruya in 1859 and set up a general store on the verandah of his first home. From there he moved to his new Beehive Store in Vulcan Street, and the name of “Emmott’s” held good for over… Read More

Vulcan Street is Moruya’s ‘main street’ and is part of The Princes Highway, the coastal highway that links Sydney and Melbourne, and has had a vital role to play in the history of Moruya. As pressure from new settlers grew on the colonial authorities to open up the land on the southern side of the Moruya River, the surveyor Parkinson was sent to lay out a new town. Following this, the town… Read More