Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

New Courtroom


Our Languages Matter

2-9 July 2017

The Eurobodalla Shire is only a portion of the land occupied by the Dhurga speaking people who are connected to the tribal groups to the North, South and West over the mountains.

Some extracts from our Visitors Book:


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”

29/11/2016 – Di & Roger Vanderson, Puckeridge, UK – “Great displays, very interesting! Thank you”

3/2/2016 – T, Brady, Cairns, QLD – “Excellent presentations, so informative about local history" 

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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.

Date announced for 2017 Museum Family Open Day

This year's Family Fun Day at the Museum will take place on Saturday 21st. October 2017.  More details to follow soon.

Friday, 28th July 2017
Come and support the Museum at its next big fundraiser - Yes, we are running the Sausage Sizzle at BUNNINGS, Batemans Bay on Friday 28th July 2017.  See you there!!!!

Museum fundraising drive 2017

  • Target $10 000

We are working to raise money for the following improvements:

  • Disability Access to External Exhibits
  • Disability Toilet Adaptations

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.

  • Click the blue button below to obtain a donations form.
Details are being finalised for this year's Rally of the Bay.  2017 promises to be a 'Real Rocker on those back roads of the Bay!

The venue has changed for the Service Park, so this year the Museum will be providing superior catering to drivers, mechanics, support crew, officials, fans and the public at Corrigans Beach Reserve. What a great venue, I hear you saying! So, it shall be, as we take advantage of being so close to the beach, the Rally Guys and the fabulous family facilities at Batehaven.

So, come along and support the Museum as we make a huge fundraising effort, to provide improved access facilities to the Museum for disabled/less able visitors and members!

Our team will be onsite from 8.30am to 9.00pm (approx), so fire up your turbo-chargers, install the sports treads and bring some high-octane support to Corrigans on the 12th!