Some of the artefacts at the museum
Some of the artefacts at the museum

The Moruya and District Historical Society is a non-profit group of volunteers, dedicated to preserving the history of Moruya and the surrounding areas on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Society’s Museum is now permanently settled in the heritage-listed ‘Emmott’s house’ in Campbell Street, Moruya.

The Historical Society has a rich collection of artefacts which range in date from pre-European settlement to the modern day. The museum also houses an extensive collection of documents, microfilms and photographs for those who are interested in researching local history.

One of the aims of this blog, and other accompanying social media, is to bring this rich history to as broad an audience as we can and to make our history as interactive as possible.

History is not only about knowing the names of our ancestors and early pioneers, or about looking at artefacts from previous eras. These activities  are important to the development of our knowledge, but real living history is created by the personal stories about people’s lives, places and artefacts.

By opening up our museum in this forum, along with Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, we hope to be able to gather as many stories and as much information as possible to further enrich our collections; thereby making the ‘live’ visit a doubly rewarding experience.

We also aim to keep the broader Moruya community informed with our latest findings and current events in local history and genealogy.

Please feel welcome to add comments onto individual posts so information can be added to the museum’s already large collection of knowledge.

We hope that you enjoy the journey uncovering new layers of Moruya’s history by joining our Society by completing the membership form here.

 

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6 comments

  1. I’m very interested to follow your new avenues of presenting the Society’s research. I have a family interest in the area and I am a genealogist myself. I’ll be sharing this with family members.
    Wonderful to see the MHS spreading its reach this way. Congratulations.

  2. Many thanks for your great comments. I hope that your family get a lot out of following this blog. If there is anything that you think would make an interesting topic for a post just let me know in in a ‘Comments’ section.

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