Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

New Courtroom Display

"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.

Open Day - a great success!
Thank you to all our supportive community groups on the day who were:
Animal Welfare League
Batemans Bay Horticultural Society
Creative Arts Batemans Bay
Eurobodalla Canine Club
Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild
Spinners and Weavers
Seaside Ukulele Orchestra
And all our wonderful volunteers from the Historical Society.

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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Bunnings Xmas Family Fun Evening – Thursday 7th December, from 5.30pm

The Museum has been invited to run the BBQ at this year’s Bunnings Xmas Family Fun Event. It promises to be a lively affair, with lots of events organised for the kids (parents too, if you like!). All food and refreshments are being provided by Bunnings and will be free to customers. The BBQ team just has to turn up, cook, serve and do some extra fundraising.

So, come along with the family (or just by yourselves) and fill up your stockings with lots of hardware deals, but leave some time to enjoy a Museum sausage sizzle!

Saturday, 9th Dec
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running the Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Saturday, 9th December, 2017.  See you there!!!!

Museum fundraising drive 2017

               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.


For their generous donation of $400, proceeds from their plant stall at our Open Day.


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.