Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

(Accredited under the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries)

Courtroom Display

Submerged is on display 27 March to 26 April
The society is delighted to host the Eurobodalla launch
of this major exhibition:

Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. And New South Wales’ PS Wagga Wagga and Wollongbar II are two of 14 wrecks whose stories will feature in a nationally touring panel exhibition Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history.

Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks is on a two year national tour across regional Australia. All 68 submitted shipwreck stories are available now on the AMMC website in a digital archive – www.maritimemuseumsaustralia.com/page/submissions-1.

The exhibition is assisted by the Australian Government Visions of Australia program.

Some extracts from our Visitors Book:


28/3/18 – Hirth, Stillwell Place, ACT – "An important storage site of local historic info."

22/3/18 – S. Hughes, Sydney – "So informative – great museum, will come back with the kids."

21/3/18 – Marta & Eric, Wallacia NSW – "What a little treasure."

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!”

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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.

Launch of 'Batemans Bay Makers & Growers Market' a great succes.

The 'Batemans Bay Makers & Growers Market' launched on thursday April 5th, with a huge response from the general public.

The market will continue for (at least) the next four weeks at the Community Centre, right opposite the Museum. We will put on a Craft Stall on the day, plus a Sausage Sizzle on the lawn at the front of the Museum. The organiser (Jess from 'Alcheringa Cottage Farm') is also arranging for coffee and ice-cream vans to set up outside the Centre.

So, come on down and enjoy market day, along with local small businesses and other community groups.. Stalls will be selling from 11.30am until 2.30pm. If this goes well, it could become a regular event on the local calendar. 

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.

Thursday 28nd April, 2018
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running a  Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Saturday, 28th April, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  See you there!!!!

Link to Moruya's Histoircal Society to scroll through Heroes of the Eurobodalla, A list of the veterans of the Eurobodalla region and a summary of their Service Records