Towards Gulaga Gulaga is the original aboriginal name for the mountain which dominates the coastal strip north and south of Narooma. Today it is known as Mt Dromedary, a name given to it by Captain James Cook on 21 April 1770, when he first saw the mountain from HMS Endeavour. Today, Gulaga at it’s highest point is 806 m above sea level; 60 million years ago when it was an active volcano, it’s height was estimated to be 3000m.
Category Archives: local-history
I have always been fascinated by churches and cemeteries. I was born in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, and after a stint at boarding school and the Army, returned there in 1965 with my wife Heide and our first daughter Karen. In a way it was like living in a history book. We lived in a small flat 50 metres from St Mary’s Church, built by the Normans in 1140, although there were certainly one or more Anglo-Saxon churches on this site before that. A further 50 metres away, in the shadow […]