Moruya and District Historical Society Inc
SHIPS AND SHIPPING ARTICLESBroulee was the first Harbour in the area but with the establishment of a Pilot Station at the entrance to the Moruya River the port of Moruya developed.
Below is a selection of articles and stories in pdf format relating to shipping in the area.
|Moruya Pilot Station's Log 1860 to 1874 Pilot John Ross |
This is a transcription of the original log held by NSW Archives.
|Letters from Captain Ross, Moruya Pilot and Captain of the
Letter 1 recalls his trip to Sydney in 1824 on the Phoenix. Letter 2 was published in the Perth Gazette of 1851 when he was Captain of the Hashemy.
|The Moses Fletcher was built in 1872 on Tuross Lake |
She was a 67 foot ketch built for Captain Moses Fletcher for the coastal trade.
|The Alligator |
A small coastal trading vessel purchased by John Hawdon and used on the Moruya River
|The Comet |
The Hobbs family story of a journey from Sydney and Narooma on the Comet with Captain Moonlight at the helm
|Specifications for a Whaleboat for the Moruya Pilot Station
|Boating in the 1840's |
Stories of boating in the Moruya area from the 1840's
Stories include George Mulhass rowing back to Sydney from Moruya, Christopher Brown's Schooners and Robert Gee's The Swift.
|The wreck of the Kameruka in 1897 |
This story includes the legendery saving of all on board by the pig.
|The wreck of the Rover in 1842 seen through the eyes of 11 year old eye witness
Joseph White |
Story presented by Michael Mates.
|Shipbuilding in Moruya during WW2 and the South Coast Shipbuilding,
Canning and Development Society ||1MB|