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 [...]

Inside our museum – The story of the Willow Pattern

Like many museums we are lucky to have some good examples of the much-loved willow pattern in our china and ceramics collection. The item featured here is a large meat platter. The history of The Willow Pattern: The Chinese invented porcelain more than 2000 years ago, and finely decorated examples remained one of their main [...]

Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

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 [...]

Our Museum – The ‘Emmott House’

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 [...]

Glorious Days @ the National Museum of Australia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg_tapNYnHg Glorious Days – Australia 1913 is on show at the National Museum of Australia until 13 October. This exhibition is an opportunity to step back in time and be immersed in nostalgia from the period. 1913 is described as a ‘hinge year’ when people embraced the modern world of automobiles, aeroplanes, roller skating and [...]