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 book that are most relevant to the district’s early agricultural industry are:
Chapter 4 Early growth September, 2002; and
Chapter 8 Pastoral Development December 2004.
This book is available for purchase from the MDHS on CD for $25 (including postage) while back orders of the journal are available for purchase for $4 each.
With the amount of wheat grown there was a flour mill at Gundary. One of the millstones in the front of the Museum shed is from that mill. To find out more about the mill please read the following Journal article:
The earliest farming took place north of the Moruya River. In 1828 Francis Flanagan took up land locally, constructing his home two kilometres north of modern Moruya, at the site of Mullenderee. His ‘Shannon View’ house is pictured below.
Other MDHS publications on this topic that may be of interest are:
Milk and Cheese, Eurobodalla’s Dairy Industry $8
Pictures from the Past : An album of old photographs of Moruya and District $10
Life on The Moruya River by John Sewell $12
For a full list of MDHS publications click here
For a full index of MDHS Journal articles click here