Do you remember the 70s? Share all at Moruya Museum morning tea
Next year, Moruya and District Historical Society will turn 50 and the committee would like to invite you to a special morning tea at the museum on Wednesday, October 16, at 10.30 am.
The 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 python around his neck.
What do you remember of 1970? Were you in the school play that shocked some the community? Maybe you were in the fourth class photograph from Moruya Public School we have in our photograph collection. Were you a patron of the Air Raid Tavern? 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 the 16th at the museum, 85 Campbell Street, Moruya.
Moruya and District Historical Society
'Mental health up to all'
Mental health issues, despite much effort and financial appropriations, continue to make up a major proportion of this nations overall burden of disease. Governments pour human and financial resources into an ever increasing story of despair, with little or no reward. Fighting mental illness has become a major industry in itself, something no society should rest easy with.
Australia may be a lucky country, but for many it is a place of great personal challenge and struggle. Too many fall by the wayside. Instead of foisting our responsibility to care for those around us onto the medical profession and government, each of us (can) practise an open-minded attitude, to be non-judgemental and compassionate, to celebrate oneness, instead of endorsing the modern "cult of the self".
It is time to challenge our own attitudes, to ask the reason of our prejudices, to be honest as to why we no longer commit so much of our time to the welfare of each other. Our busy lifestyles leave us time only for our own needs and kin. The rest have to manage the best they can, no matter how unable.
If the common good is not thriving, none of us truly are. Mental Illnesses are complex conditions with many contributing causes, including our own innate personality and environment. Each of us make up that environment; we are all responsible for the lives that environment produces. There are no degrees of culpability. We call ourselves a nation and that does not allow for any stratum of membership. We are one, in its joys, achievements and prosperity, in its discontent and struggles. It is time to admit to our strife and renew our commitment to one another. Nothing else can bring a sense of fulfillment, not the least being standing back and watching another succumb.
Some calendar girls and boys have feathers
Wildlife Rescue South Coast's 2020 Calendar is now on sale.
It is available from our website www.wildlife-rescue.org.au, your local vet or by telephoning our hotline on 0418427214. Our calendar is one of our biggest fundraising projects. All profits go toward rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned native animals.
Wildlife Rescue South Coast
'Roads need upgrades'
As more people get sick of urban congestion and living, they will look to rural areas. Rural roads in many places will require significant upgrading works and future maintenance.