Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

New Courtroom Display

Selected Summer Lovin' Photos:
Above: Korner's shop north of the bridge.
Above Right: The Kings camping at the site of the Soldiers Club
Right: Speed boat races

"How to Make

a Pinhole Camera"

A Camera Named Oscar”

Display by local photographer Ted Richards

re-purposing an Oscar Wilde Volume into a pin camera based on his ESC Library Services artwork 2017


Instructions Sheet and free substantial Volume

to experiment at home.

Some extracts from our Visitors Book:


12/10/17 – Danelle, Fishermans Paradise – “Absolutely amazing”

13/9/17 – Batemans Bay Uniting Church – “Thank you especially for the delightful morning tea you provided for us! A great visit to a wonderful community and historic asset!”

30/8/17 – Probus – “Amazing exhibitions here at your wonderful museum! Congratulations!”

7/2/2017 – Lorraine & Peter, Wodonga, UC – “Lots of items to see. Excellent descriptions”

11/1/2017 – Charlotte, Canberra – “It was fun being the judge”

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Museum receives cash donation from Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

The Museum would like to express its gratitude to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club for a $1500 donation towards the cost of improving accessibility around the museum. Members Ewan Morrison (President), Chris Ruszala (Vice-President) and Myf Thompson (Curator) met with Paul Biddlestone (Chief Executive Officer) at the Club in January 2018, to discuss the possibility of the Club providing funding for some of the Museum's projects. Subsequently, Mr. Biddlestone presented a proposal to the Club Board, which was passed. We were then advised, by letter, of the very generous donation at the end of the month.

Our latest merchandise!

Friday 23rd February, 2018
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running the Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Friday, 23rd February, 2018.  See you there!!!!

Museum fundraising drive 2018

               Target $15 000   

We are working to raise money for the following improvements:

  Disability Path Covered Access to External Exhibits

If you wish to help, you can donate in two ways:  Click the PayPal 'Donate' button above and follow the instructions to make an   electronic deposit. Note that amounts over $2 AU are tax deductible; OR Click the blue button below to obtain a donations form.

Suggested Donations: $10, $20, or $50.

Members Fran and Debra sorting goods for our stall at Corrigans on February 24 2018


The Historical Society acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and offers our respect to Elders, past, present and future.