MORUYA and District Historical Society


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 exports until well into the 18th century. As large-scale potteries became established in Europe during the Industrial… Read More

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

We all know that the Tuross area is one of the jewels of the Eurobodalla Shire. Here is a glimpse of Tuross as it was in 1927. It presents a wonderful glimpse into the area at the time, the people, the clothing, the sports and the natural attractions of the area. This original 16mm film was shot around Tuross and a clip is currently on YouTube. It was made to help developer… 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

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 cinema, although attitudes and prejudices from the past persisted. The exhibition covers many aspects of Australian life –… Read More