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Eurobodalla History Receives a Boost

The history and heritage of the Eurobodalla is receiving a boost from the seemingly-unstoppable South Coast History Society.

Distribution of the Society’s very popular free magazine, ‘Recollections’ has significantly increased recently, with additional pick-it-up points being added in Narooma, Dalmeny, Tuross Head, Moruya, Batemans Bay, Nelligen and Surfside.

This is a direct result of a Eurobodalla supporter giving the Society a substantial donation. This has enabled the Society to expand its activities considerably.

‘And even more pick-it-up points in the Eurobodalla will be added in coming months because of the ever-increasing demand for the magazine,’ the Society’s President Peter Lacey told The Beagle.

‘As a result of this increased readership of ‘Recollections’ in the Eurobodalla, we’ve also increased the amount of content about the Eurobodalla’s history – so the magazine, hopefully, will now be more relevant and have an even greater appeal to Eurobodalla locals.’

Eurobodalla’s tourism sector is also about to receive a significant boost from the South Coast History Society.

‘We’re planning to more than double the print run of the December/January issue of ‘Recollections’ and to include more articles aimed at the visitors to the area, including one that outlines the histories of 15 of the more significant towns on the South Coast. We will then provide copies to all motels, apartment owners and caravan parks in the area so they can share these details of the wonderful history of the region with their visitors during the peak summer holiday season.’

‘This will be an enormous undertaking for the small, volunteer-based South Coast History Society, but it’s sure to be appreciated by those holidaying here.’

‘We know that many tourists are extremely interested in the colourful history of the NSW South Coast, so we were not surprised to learn that history and heritage-related tourism is now one of the fastest-growing areas of tourism in Australia. And we will be delighted that we are doing our very small bit to help make visitors’ stays in the area as enjoyable as possible.’

‘And we’re expecting this effort to make ‘Recollections’ available to tourists will not only provide visitors with a better appreciation of this history of the area, but significant benefits will immediately flow to places such as museums and to specialist tourism operators in the area.’

And, in yet another initiative by the South Coast History Society, in early in 2020 it will be organizing a seminar to specifically examine the history of the Batemans Bay-Moruya area. This will be an especially appropriate event because 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook sailing past and naming Batemans Bay – one of a small number of landmarks he named in NSW on his historic round-the-world voyage in 1769 – 1770.

‘This won’t be a tedious academic seminar.’ Peter promised. ‘It will be an interesting, enjoyable day, pitched at locals, so they can learn more about the area in which they live. And, as with all South Coast History Society activities, we’ll make sure that whatever we charge will be as low as possible.’

Recollections’, the South Coast’s free history magazine, is not just available in print form. It is also available electronically and, every second month, copies of the latest issue are automatically sent to those requesting them. This can be organized by simply emailing ‘Send Recollections’ to

Above: ‘Recollections’, the free South Coast history magazine, is receiving a significant circulation boost.

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