Culture and Heritage Studies
A heritage study investigates the history of a local government area. It identifies then assesses items and places of heritage significance that demonstrate this history. The study explains why the items are significant and recommends ways to manage and conserve this significance.
When the need for a study is identified and as funding becomes available, we work with our community partners to conduct general or targeted studies that recognise and record items, places and histories of heritage significance within the Eurobodalla.
Often the preservation of the items and places identified are managed through the listing in our local environmental plans.
Community Based Heritage Study 2011
Conducted from 2009 to 2011, the Community Based Heritage Study 2011 (CBHS) reviewed and updated the earlier shire-wide heritage study (see below) and investigated nominations from the community for new listings.
The study was conducted by a working group of community volunteers including members of the Heritage Advisory Committee and led by Council's Heritage Advisor. Members of the community worked alongside the consultant for the duration of the project, undertaking research, nominating items and considering recommendations for the future management and promotion of local heritage items.
Aboriginal Heritage Studies
Aboriginal Heritage Studies aim to:
- collate the oral history of Aboriginal people in Eurobodalla
- map sites of significance to Aboriginal people and look towards ways of conserving and restoring sites and
- develop and implement on-ground projects on Aboriginal land care
The study areas include all of Eurobodalla which is serviced by the Batemans Bay, Mogo, Cobowra, Bodalla, Wagonga and Merriman's Local Aboriginal Land Councils.
- Caring for the Ancestors: Wallaga Lake 2014 to 2015
- Aboriginal Heritage Study 2004 to 2008
- Projects and studies that following up on recommendations from the Eurobodalla's 2005-2008 Aboriginal Heritage Study
Shire-wide Heritage Study 1997
Conducted from 1995 to 1997, the Shire-wide Heritage Study 1997 was conducted by a firm of experienced heritage consultants to investigate, identify and assesses items and places of heritage significance that demonstrate the history of our community. The study explains why the items are significant and recommends ways to manage and conserve their significance.
More studies and strategies
We endeavour to work with the community in a variety of studies as the needs are identified and the resources become available.
- Draft Bodalla Cultural Lands Strategy
- Shire-wide heritage studies
- Main street studies
- Heritage tourism maps
- 2005-2008 Aboriginal Heritage Study
- Projects and studies following up on recommendations from the Eurobodalla's 2005-2008 Aboriginal Heritage Study including:
- A history of Aboriginal reserves in Eurobodalla
- Exploring the significance of totems in Aboriginal culture
- Gravesites within the Wallaga Lake Cemetery
- Dhurga Timeline Project
- Draft Bodalla Cultural Landscape Study
- Wallaga Lake Cemetery project: "Caring for the Ancestors"
- Wagonga Cemetery Management Plan (5.4MB)