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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Nominations open for Shire heritage award

Eurobodalla Council has opened nominations for its annual $1,500 Heritage Award, which recognises individuals, groups or organisations making a significant contribution to promotion, management or conservation of the shire’s heritage.

Previous award winners include The Moruya Antique Tractor and Machinery Association, and long-time member of the Moruya & District Historical Society Shirley Jurmann. Council’s coordinator for strategy and place Angie Radford said the nominee must have completed their project in the last two years.

“They may have restored a historic building, written a historical book or created a film on Eurobodalla’s cultural heritage. The important element is a contribution to knowledge and awareness of the shire’s heritage,” Ms Radford said.

Nominations for the award close on Friday21 October. For more information or to apply, visit the heritage award webpage or contact Nardi Arnold on 4474 1226.


Above: Shirley Jurmann was the recipient of the award in 2021 in recognition of her many scholarly and popular articles that brought Moruya’s history to life.

Above: though overlooked each year by the panel Mr Norm Moore was a perfect example of passionate local historian who did his best to keep the region's past alive via his research, publications, and audio histories presented on air and in schools. Norm was recognised posthumously in 2021 as a Eurobodalla Local Hero (Highly Commended) Norm Moore had passionately researched, compiled and presented the rich history of Moruya for decades, bringing together the layers of Moruya's past to ensure they are celebrated in Moruya's present, and future.

His publications and recordings celebrate the role that Moruya played in the birth of the Sydney, from monuments to buildings and bridges that all carry our granite.

Sadly, Norm died on April 24 2022, aged 92. Norm leaves so much behind by way of the books he wrote, the recordings, the school visits. His legacy will long be a part of the rich history of Moruya and this region for generations to come.

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