Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

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

New Courtroom Display

Reconciliation March, Moruya

Members Mike and Myf Thompson were amongst those at the Reconciliation March through Moruya, May 25; hugs and greetings, dusk over the river, and a quiet parade of candles. Laid out on the grassed Council garden, the candles (electric) spelt SORRY. Speeches of welcome and thanks were followed by a traditional smoking ceremony, and a miniVerve lightshow based on the Yuin art exhibit now on display in Council chambers.  Artists represented include Cheryl Davison,,whose striking design features on the 2018 Sydney Swans’ Indigenous Round jerseys.  The night’s organisation was supported by Koori group Boys to Men. Congratulations to ESC and all concerned.  And Rotary's soup supper was delicious!

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.

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

Saturday 28th July, 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 July, 2018, 8.30 am to 4:00 pm.  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.