Next year Moruya and District Historical Society will turn 50 and the committee is inviting members of the community to a special morning tea at the Museum on Wednesday, October 16, at 10.30am.
The Historical Society held its inaugural meeting in June 1970 and we would very much like to hear your memories of this time and your ideas on how we can celebrate this important milestone next year.
Nationally in 1970 Vietnam war moratorium demonstrations were being held across the country; Bob Hawke was elected ACTU president; the Poseidon nickel share bubble burst; John Gorton was Prime Minister and Pope Paul VI arrived in Australia.
In Moruya we celebrated the opening of a new high school, our newspaper had been taken over by Maxwell Newton and John Nader got his photo in the paper with a diamond carpet snake around his neck.
What do you remember of 1970? Were you in the school play that shocked some the community, or maybe you are in the 4th class photograph from Moruya Primary School we have in our photograph collection Do you remember when the first Museum opened at 39 Queen Street?
We would love to hear your stories and to see any photographs you have of this year. Looking forward to seeing you on October 16 at the Museum, 85 Campbell Street, Moruya.