The Bermagui Mystery Remains

Amateur sleuths were again out in force last Sunday on the trail of the crime that has intrigued people of the Far South Coast for almost 140 years – the ‘Bermagui Mystery’. More than 40 people joined members of Narooma and Bermagui Historical Societies and the Montreal Goldfield Management Committee to retrace this mystery from […]

Retrace the “Bermagui Mystery”

When:  Sunday 15 September 2019 Meet: 10am Bermagui Headland (overlooking Bermagui Harbour entrance) (Weather dependent) Narooma and Bermagui Historical Societies and the Montreal Goldfield Management Committee will again revisit the greatest unsolved mystery of the south coast to belatedly celebrate History Week. Every time we do, we turn up something extra. Everyone is welcome. Five […]

Lady Jane on the Move

Lady Jane on the Move From Bermagui Industrial Estate to Centre Stage on Dickinson Oval Opening night of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival A free Community Concert held on Good Friday, 19th April Taking its inspiration from Lady Jane – a disused Bermagui Fishing Boat – this especially commissioned performance on Dickinson Oval celebrated […]

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Lady Jane – The Story Continues

As a result of numerous phone calls and help from various community members we have discovered the following history of this mysterious wooden boat. Indications show the Lady Jane was built around the 1950’s-1960’s for use as a fishing vessel. The style of the boat and materials used in her construction were common in this […]

Not Everyone Returned Home Immediately after the End of WWI

The war was over but it was quite a long time before all surviving servicemen were returned home. A reminder is shown here as the note was written by Tilba Tilba resident Norman Corkhill on the back of the picture records, “Return in 1920”.   The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays in Bermagui Community […]

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Museum Mayhem

  On Saturday 17 February 2018 a small group of dedicated volunteers worked tirelessly for hours packing, carrying and moving the contents of the Museum into its new home within the Community Centre. We are now faced with the daunting task of how to best display the collection.

Montreal Goldfields History

Searching for gold During the gold rush era, prospectors were always looking for new sources of gold. Gold had been discovered at Kiandra, Nerrigundah, Araluen, and Mt Dromedary. Reef gold was found on the mountain in 1877 and prospectors were soon looking for signs of alluvial gold down the slopes. In 1880 a Canadian, Henry […]