Our Heritage

Eurobodalla heritage and history

Eurobodalla enjoys a rich heritage grown from an eclectic past of gold, granite, logging, fishing, farming and even bushrangers.

But predating European settlement, the Dhurga speaking people of the Yuin nation had been making a history of their own. Inhabiting this region for over 20,000 years, the landscape is part of their culture. Significant sites like Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and Barunguba (Montague Island) have special significance. Many place names today are derived from their Aboriginal names.

The history of the region can be absorbed and enjoyed in the villages, and coastal and riverside towns of Eurobodalla. A rich heritage that can still be seen and experienced from the old gold mining village of Mogo to the National Trust village of Central Tilba.

Eurobodalla’s history is vibrant and living everywhere.

We’ve created a list of the most popular and significant historical and heritage towns and sites in Eurobodalla

local museums

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum
Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

A fascinating collection of local artefacts on permanent display. Step back in time with immersive exhibits covering a broad range of themes that make up our social history.

The displays are enhanced by pop-up exhibitions throughout the year. Book sales, entry fees, grants and donations help fund the volunteer run museum.

Check the website for opening times and current exhibitions.

Moruya Museum

An eclectic collection of period furniture, books, artefacts and memorabilia that tell the story of the local community.

A popular exhibit is the massive stonemasons lathe. It was used to turn out polished granite columns for some of NSW most iconic historic buildings. 

Check the website for opening times and current exhibitions.