Culture and Heritage
Heritage consists of those places, objects, customs and stories that we as a community have inherited from the past and want to hand on to future generations.
Eurobodalla’s heritage is diverse and includes buildings, objects, stories, cemeteries and individual graves, monuments, specific places and larger areas, landscapes, archaeological sites, shipwrecks, relics, bridges, streets, and conservation areas.
Our heritage, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, gives us a sense of the way of life of earlier generations. It enriches our lives and helps us to understand who we are today.
Heritage items and places
Items and places that have heritage significance are recorded in databases maintained by Heritage NSW.
- Search for Heritage on the Heritage NSW website
- Search for information about Aboriginal places and objects on the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS).
- Find out more about searching for heritage items and places.
- Find how to nominate an item, place or area for heritage listing.
Local studies and projects
Conducting heritage and cultural studies helps recognise and record the items, places and histories that make up our cultural heritage.
Find out more about different aspects of Eurobodalla's rich heritage:
- Shire-wide heritage studies
- Main street studies
- Heritage tourism map 'Our heritage – the story of the Eurobodalla' (2.8MB)
- 2005-2008 Aboriginal Heritage Study and
- Draft Bodalla Cultural Landscape Study
- Wallaga Lake Cemetery project: "Caring for the Ancestors"
- Wagonga Cemetery Management Plan (5.4MB)
Heritage support, grants and resources
People with properties that are heritage listed or in a heritage conservation area can use our free advisory service and participate in grant programs that help preserve and celebrate Eurobodalla's cultural heritage:
- Eurobodalla Heritage Advisory Service
- Fergus Thomson Heritage Award
- Annual heritage grants:
- Find local organisations and who you can talk to about managing cultural and environmental heritage
- Useful resources and local historical societies
Eurobodalla Council's Heritage Advisory Committee and Aboriginal Advisory Committee work with us to ensure that our heritage work is aligned with the needs and desires of the wider community.
Eurobodalla strategies and plans
The Eurobodalla Heritage Strategy and Eurobodalla Aboriginal Action Plan guide Council and the community in the recognition and preservation of our cultural heritage.
Eurobodalla's Conservation Management Plans set out what is signiﬁcant about a place and what management actions are appropriate to enable that signiﬁcance to be retained in its future use and development.
- Eurobodalla Heritage Strategy
- Conservation Management Plans for Eurobodalla sites, including:
- Moruya Showground
- the former Mechanic's Institute and School of Arts Moruya
- Moruya Heads Pilot Station
- Moruya Quarry and Wharf
- Nerrigundah (Pollock's) Store. Destroyed by bushfire January 2020.