|Opened on April 22nd 1972|
27 April 2016
23 April 2016
22 April 2016
After a bit of research I have more information about the old slab dwelling on the eastern side of the road coming into Nerriga.
Built around 1860-1870, In two sections, the kitchen/dining area is separated from the living/ lounge area.
Ref: Nerriga on the Wool Road. A fantastic little book that covers the history of this small historic town and community. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Nerriga Historical Museum.
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20 April 2016
19 April 2016
The name "Nerriga" was first recorded by surveyor Robert Hoddle during a 1828 expedition of the Shoalhaven River.
The village of Nerriga in situated on the southern tablelands around 1 hours drive from Jervis Bay. The historic wool road which at one time played such an important roll in Jervis Bay’s past, passes through what is left of the old town.
While passing through Nerriga last weekend I had the good fortune to meet the son of the current owner of a property where one of the oldest slab houses of the district still stands. I have passed it for many years and have seen it slowly falling apart, but never stopped to have a close look.
|Hardwood slab construction|
|The original bakers oven.|
Cloth ceilings, timber walls and rough slab floor.
14 April 2016
Callala Bay – Callala Beach
Thought to derive either from 'kallala' (meaning 'fish') or from one of Alexander Berry's convicts, Patrick Smith, who lived in the area and was born at Calala in Ireland.
Cape St George
St Georges Basin
|A gripping story beautifully presented.|
Follow the link below to an amazing web page dedicated to the first graduates of the Jervis Bay Royal Australian Naval College.
In July 1963, 26 midshipmen graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, NSW. They presented a Bible to the College chapel with their names inscribed in it. Excited to begin their Naval careers, none suspected that within the year eight would die.
|Continue reading this story - http://www.theirsacrifice.com/story?id=10|