The April issue of ‘Recollections’, the South Coast History Society’s popular and free community magazine, is now available.
Above: The most recent issue of ‘Recollections’ CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST EDITION OF 'RECOLLECTIONS' being APRIL 2018 The latest issue of 'Recollections' was launched at an informal 'Talking History' morning tea on Wednesday 28th March at 10.30am at Bega Library. The well attended launch had two invited locals speaking: 'Paddy ' Otton, a descendant of some of the original pioneers in the Bega Valley and a well-known local identity spoke about the area's early history, while Bruce Gaunson, a Merimbula resident who has recently written 'Fighting the Kaiserreich, Australia's epic within the Great War' spoke about his research and his discovery (not acknowledged in other Australian histories) that Australia was under a very real threat from Germany prior to and throughout World War I.
‘Recollections’ 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.
“We have 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've even had numerous requests from doctors and hairdressers wanting copies to place in their waiting areas.”
“Each month we receive 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 is that locals provide interesting extra information about articles that included in the issues allowing us to include that community feedback in followup issues"
Further information about the South Coast History Society and about ‘Recollections’ can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0448 160 852.
Would you like to catch up on back-editions? Click on the links below.
Recollections Issue 1 (February 2017) bit.ly/Recollections1
Recollections Issue 2 (May 2017) bit.ly/Recollections2
Recollections Issue 3 (August 2017) bit.ly/Recollections3-
Recollections Issue 4 (October 2017) bit.ly/Recollections4
Recollections Issue 5 (December 2017) bit.ly/Recollections5
Recollections Issue 6 (February 2018) bit.ly/Recollections6
Recollections Issue 7 (April 2018) bit.ly/Recollections7