As a result of numerous phone calls and help from various community members we have discovered the following history of this mysterious wooden boat. Indications show the Lady Jane was built around the 1950’s-1960’s for use as a fishing vessel. The style of the boat and materials used in her construction were common in this […]
DRAWN: SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER 1ST PRIZE: DAN SCOLLAY.LOCALLY FRAMED HISTORIC PHOTO 2ND PRIZE: WARREN HICKS $5O WOOLWORTHS VOUCHER 3RD PRIZE: DORIS HAASE $25 BP FUEL VOUCHER 4TH PRIZE: CHRIS 2019 BHS CALENDAR THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT BY PURCHASING A TICKET. THANK YOU TO THE LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR THEIR DONATIONS.
The war was over but it was quite a long time before all surviving servicemen were returned home. A reminder is shown here as the note was written by Tilba Tilba resident Norman Corkhill on the back of the picture records, “Return in 1920”. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays in Bermagui Community […]
NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This is to advise you of the upcoming AGM of the members of BERMAGUI HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. We need your support. The details of this meeting are as follows: Date: Wednesday 5th December Time: 11am Place: CWA Meeting Room, Corunna St, Bermagui NEW MEMBERS ARE NEEDED AND VERY WELCOME […]
The Museum is set to reopen 10am Friday 28th September. An official opening is planned for later in the year. Why has it taken 6 months to reach this milestone you may ask? Moving into a smaller area in the Community Centre has meant agonising decisions on what objects to display. Will it stay or will […]
On Saturday 17 February 2018 a small group of dedicated volunteers worked tirelessly for hours packing, carrying and moving the contents of the Museum into its new home within the Community Centre. We are now faced with the daunting task of how to best display the collection.
Bermagui Museum is relocating to a permanent space within the Bermagui Community Centre. The museum is closing from Sunday 11 February 2018 and re-opening in early March. A grand opening is planned. We are excited about the opportunity to enhance our exhibitions and building our archival Database and Research Facility. Included in the new display […]
Searching for gold During the gold rush era, prospectors were always looking for new sources of gold. Gold had been discovered at Kiandra, Nerrigundah, Araluen, and Mt Dromedary. Reef gold was found on the mountain in 1877 and prospectors were soon looking for signs of alluvial gold down the slopes. In 1880 a Canadian, Henry […]
During the late 1940s the pole fishing method was introduced into the local tuna industry. It was a very energetic but effective method of fishing. Most tuna caught by this method were the Southern Bluefin. When a school of tuna were located they were stirred into a feeding frenzy by scoops of bait (usually yellowtail) […]
Timber has played a major part in Bermagui’s history. Since Bermagui’s first settlers in the 1830s, timber was sourced from local forests, and used for dwelling construction and fences etc. What follows is a brief outline of the development of the timber industry in and around Bermagui. As the country expanded the demand for timber […]