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Who’s been living in my Moruya Street?

Who’s been living in my Moruya Street?

by Shirley Jurmann

New Publication from the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc.

191 pages, illustrated.

Available as a pdf file for $25 with an update available at the end of 2121 for further $5.

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A large number of Moruya residents past and present provided Shirley with their family details and photographs and we will be making updates to the publication as more details and photographs are found in family archives. For this reason we have produced a pdf version of the book which can easily updated. A comb bound printed copy will be available for those who prefer a hard copy but this will not be regularly updated.

Have you ever wondered who might have lived in your street in the past or who built that lovely house you drive past each day in Campbell Street? Then our new book “Who has been living in my Moruya Street” may well answer all your questions.

In the book you will discover that no 63 Hawdon Street was originally built as a hotel and became a maternity home before it became a family home. You will also learn the names of the people who lived there and where they came from.

You may be surprised that a house in Page Street was once two story but the owner Mr Preddey decided two houses were better than one and removed the second story and relocated it further up the street. No problem was insurmountable for Mr. Preddey. The Amusu Theatre in Vulcan Street was yet another problem he could easily solve. When the roof was found to be too low to meet cinema regulations well just jack the roof up another 6 foot, no problem.

The comb bound hard copy is $35 + $12 postage. Please use our standard order form

We welcome any feedback from our readers and any extra information and photographs you may have. You can contact us at or ring 4474 3224 on Wednesday between 10am and 2pm.