Six objects make Shire’s history list

The Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society’s support for the History of the Bega Shire in 101 Objects project has resulted in six objects being chosen from the The Old School Museum’s collection. 

The objects range from a wooden stave water pipe to a writing desk owned by Syms Covington, Darwin’s secretary on the famous voyage of HMS Beagle and the builder of what is today, Covington’s restaurant in Pambula.

The historical society’s last meeting for 2018 was well attended, Andrew McManus acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice by explaining the causes of the First World War.

There were 25 members who attended the society’s Christmas lunch at Cafe 22 in Pambula. The society has also had success in drawing visitors from two of the cruise ships which call at Eden to the Old School Museum.

The historical society always look forward to opening the museum’s doors for group tours.

The historical society will host the South East History Group’s next meeting on Saturday, February 9 and remind all that their next meeting will be held at the Merimbula RSL Club at 2pm on Monday, February 25.

The Old School Museum. Picture: Facebook.

The Old School Museum. Picture: Facebook.