Category Archives: local-history

mt gulaga

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.

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Wagonga Cemetery

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 […]

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