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A Lesson from History - May issue of ‘Recollections’ now available.

The May issue of ‘Recollections’, the South Coast History Society’s popular and free community magazine, is now available.

Above: The most recent issue of ‘Recollections’ “But those wanting a copy will need to be quick,” local historian Peter Lacey warns. “When we launched ‘Recollections’ in February we received an absolutely unbelievable response from the local community and all copies were snapped up in just one week.”

“Perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised considering that numerous interesting and intriguing South Coast stories are contained in this high-quality, free magazine.”

“This new issue of ‘Recollections’ includes fascinating articles about the Bega to Eden railway, the sinking of several ships in World War II just off the NSW South Coast, floods and fires that have affected the area, the first quarrying of granite in the Moruya area, a story about an early photographer who regularly visited the area, and details about the contribution that South Coast women made to the war effort in World War I.”

“With such an engaging variety of local stories, we would not be at all surprised if this issue disappears as rapidly as the last issue did,” Mr Lacey said.

‘Recollections’ is available on-line and on request to

It is also now available (whilst stocks last) from all branches of libraries in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shires.

‘Recollections’ is the main way the South Coast History Society shares the area’s intriguing history with anyone who may be interested.

“And we certainly discovered that interest in our local history is widespread,” Mr Lacey told the Beagle News.

“We had requests for copies of the magazine from England, Canada and New Zealand, and from all around Australia. Local schools asked for hundreds of copies for their students who are studying history, and we even had numerous requests from doctors and hairdressers wanting copies to place in their waiting areas.”

“We also received about 100 emails and phone calls from locals asking us when the next issue would be published or asking us to ensure an email version of future editions was sent to them.”

“But perhaps the most gratifying aspect of all was that several locals provided interesting extra information about articles that were included in the first issue, so we have also included that community feedback in this May issue that has just been released.”

Further information about the South Coast History Society and about ‘Recollections’ can be obtained by emailing or by phoning 0448 160 852.

Email copies of the February issue of ‘Recollections’ can also be obtained from

Above: Local historian Peter Lacey is obviously delighted with the most recent issue of ‘Recollections,’ now available free from Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire libraries.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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