Eurobodalla Council hosted a very successful tourism networking evening at The Original Gold Rush Colony, Mogo on October 10th that drew shire wide representation from accommodation and service providers keen to meet and to establish the essential ties and contacts that will help to make for an rewarding and satisfying upcoming holiday season. Following an excellent tour of the site, which to many of those who attended was indeed an eye opener and a first time experience, the event was opened with a welcome to country by Rod Slockee followed by the Eurobodalla Mayor, Liz Innes, warmly welcoming the attendees. Introducing Council’s tourism representatives and business development staff she warmly thanked the host of the event, Councillor Maureen Nathan and encouraged every one to network and build the bonds that will carry them forward to the season ahead. Maureen Nathan was understandably delighted to be hosting the event as it showcased to the local industry representatives the incredible accomplishment that was the Old Gold Rush Colony. There is no doubt that every operator will make sure their guests are aware of this gem of a tourism attraction that didn’t just occupy or entertain but also educated visitors at all levels of local history.
Above: Photos by Gillianne Tedder Photography
To best pay tribute to Maureen Nathan's warmth and generosity her speech is transcribed in essence below: Welcome to The Gold Rush Colony
The wonderful team at the Gold Rush Colony are delighted to host this Eurobodalla Shire Business and Tourism networking evening
The Gold Rush Colony, was originally created then subsequently purchased in 1999 as a “stay another day” activity for tourists coming to the coast. It has since evolved into a well respected educational tourism venue.
We are all too conscious of how Australian history has been bulldozed and lost. This is our effort to keep Australian History and Heritage alive including Koorie history with Rod Slockee
The Gold Rush Colony of 14 acres provides history, education, tour guiding, functions, accommodation and events. We are open 7 days with 4 tours daily
Each member of our staff has a tremendous feeling of ownership within their given range of work, with complex job descriptions and each of them have come up with suggestions and solutions that have enabled an evolving product with new activities including a Firry Tree, traditional games and The Maze
The Gold Rush Colony is also home to five clubs being the unrecognized 'men's sheds' of the Moruya Machinery and Tractor Association with their Heritage Listed York Engine and The Woodies (Eurobodalla Woodworkers Guild) along with the Wednesday Spinners , Larks after Dark and The Mogo Music Group every 3rd Sunday monthly
On site accommodation can be configured for couples, families, workshop attendees or 140 plus students with their teachers. It has been built as inclusive tourism, with ramps and stairs as well as one fully ASA wheelchair friendly cabin.
Our onsite caterer provides menus suited to our primary clientele of 6000 school children annually along with our rustic functions.
We have always worked integrally with Mogo Village and are delighted with the current spirit of co-operation of the Mogo businesses and chamber of commerce, who have just launched a multimedia Mogo campaign.
Please stroll around the theme park aspect (Old Mogo Town) whilst networking with fellow business and tourism operators. As both owner and councilor I welcome you