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Welcome to the website of

The Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society

(Accredited under the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries)



Copies of the publications are available from the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum during opening hours, or if you would like to order a copy to be posted to you, please contact the Museum on (02) 4472 1635.

Revised prices of Publications, as of 1st February 2021

Clyde River Chronicles Volume 1 - $40

Clyde River Chronicles Volume 2 - $35

Remembering the Bay - $25

Then and Now - $20 

Remembering the Bay

The Batemans Bay and Clyde River Historical Society released its publication Remembering the Bay in May 2012 . It has proved to be popular with both locals and visitors, with over 70 copies sold in just a few weeks. The book is the culmination of many months of gathering memories from residents of the Bay during the period 1930s to 1970s, as part of the Memory Book Project, and is selling at $24.00.

Then and Now - A Pictorial History of Batemans Bay

Remembering the Bay was followed up in March 2013 with the publication of a companion volume “Then and Now – A Pictorial History of Batemans Bay”. "Then and Now" aims to document the changes that have occurred in Batemans Bay during the last thirty years. It is selling at $21.00.

Members Myf Thompson, Ewan Morrison and Diane Hantas review the museum's recent publication "Remembering the Bay".

Member Dianne Hantas proudly displays a copy of the latest publication from the Museum "Then and Now".

'Clyde River Chronicles Volume 2’ launched at Heritage High Tea event

Funded by a grant from the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS), the Clyde River Chronicles Volume II (or ‘Almanac’ as it is officially known), was launched at a presentation conducted during the ‘Heritage High Tea’ event at the Museum on Wednesday 31st August 2016. The grant allowed for the 50-copy publication to be printed professionally. The Almanac was compiled from contemporary newspapers and journals by Historian Dianne Hantas

In the picture, Vice-President Nerida Castle is seen presenting a copy of the Almanac to author Dianne Hantas.

(Chronicles Volume 2 is now available for purchase at the Museum, for $35 per copy.

Launch of the Clyde River Chronicles Volume 1 (February 2015)

After a year of research, the Historical Society has proudly launched its latest historical publication. Covering monthly events year by year, Clyde River Chronicles Volume 1, 1770-1900, was compiled from contemporary newspaper and journals by historian Dianne Hantas pictured above with Society President Ewan Morrison). Local tragedies and triumphs are put into context by side notes on regional/national events. A useful research tool is the use of symbols against each entry, enabling a reader to easily trace the development of themes, such as shipwrecks and land sales. Dianne has been pivotal in the publication of our last 3 books, and is now working on Vol 2. Vol 1, 1770-1900 is available for sale at the Museum, price $24.00, plus postage if required.

Remembering the Bay

Then and Now

Clyde River Chronicles Volume 1

Clyde River Chronicles Volume 2

Coastal Explorers

A Boy in the Bay

Batemans Bay Honour Stone

Braidwood and District Post Office and People

Index to Deaths in the Eurobodalla Shire 1856-1905

Deaths in Our Area: Burials, Buried in our area or cremated 1988 - 1997, Batemans Bay

Narooma, Nerigundah and Tilba Cemetery Listings