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Celebrating Bridge Two!
Our Society was instrumental in providing the archival material used by the organisers as part of the joyful community celebrations for the first public ‘walk on’ the new bridge.
On 27th March, the Society had an informative display and provided assistance to Rotary. Congratulations to all the agencies, companies and many volunteers involved.
Many a south coast holiday is remembered by the queues required to cross the Clyde River at Nelligen or Batemans Bay. The first hand rowed ferry was established in 1871; the last ferry was a power-driven rope-operated unit with a deck capacity to hold twenty eight average sized vehicles. When the iconic Batemans Bay bridge opened on the 21st November, 1956, the ferry that year had made 50,149 trips and carried a total of 233,073 vehicles. Was one of them yours? We welcome any photos/stories to enhance our archives.
Some extracts from
our Visitors Books:
24/02/21 - Hilary - "Excellent!! Great to see such a good indigenous section."
30/01/21 - Mark - "Best set up ever. Well done!!"
19/01/21 - Olivia Wright - "The Death Room and School Room - hands on stuff - dress up."
5/11/20 – D. & R. Reeves – "A comprehensive and extensive display. I is terrific!"
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Lapidary Club Display Cab in Geology Room
The Historical Society acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and offers our respect to Elders, past, present and future.