Moruya Heritage Walk

Moruya, NSW, Australia
Est. 1.6km / 31 mins / Map

Welcome to Moruya, a town of outstanding heritage value. On this tour, we will take you through approximately 1.5 kilometers of easy town walking, exploring 150 years of extraordinary history.

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In the 1850s, Moruya was a bustling town. Shortly after its gazetting in 1851, the Gold Rush hit, and Moruya experienced a surge in activity. People flocked to the region in search of gold, bringing with them both wealth and bushrangers!

However, Moruya's fame lies not only in gold but also in its granite. This rock, renowned for its quality, was used in iconic structures such as the Harbour Bridge and majestic buildings in Sydney, serving as columns that showcased its beauty.

Granite mining played a significant role in setting Moruya apart from other towns, elevating its status in Sydney and attracting more people and investment. By the early 1900s, Moruya had become the undisputed commercial center of the region and was designated as the seat of the new Eurobodalla Shire in 1906.

In the 1920s, Moruya witnessed a rise in tourism. This was fueled by various factors, including the establishment of the new Federal Capital in Canberra, the post-war economic boom, and the growing popularity of automobiles. Hotels were fully booked, movie theaters emerged, and commerce thrived.

Let's begin our journey at the Moruya Museum, where we'll transport you back to the year 1875. Imagine yourself nearly 150 years ago, with the telephone just recently invented, the Gold Rush in full swing, and Granite Mining starting to make its mark.

Enjoy your exploration of Moruya and immerse yourself in its rich history.

 

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