News & Events

Keep up-to-date with what is happening at The Original Gold Rush Colony, in Mogo, Batemans Bay, Eurobodalla South Coast New South Wales and beyond. News and Events for locals, visitors and travellers and interesting Gold and Australiana news and issues.

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Easter School Holidays Catering


Diggers Rest Tavern Open for Lunch and Afternoon Teas


Back by popular demand! The Diggers Rest Tavern situated in our gold rush village will be open for lunches and afternoon teas from Friday the 6th of April through the New South Wales school holidays. Come in and enjoy some old fashioned hospitality...

News Type: Town Criers News
6 Apr 2012
Old Fashioned Hospitality

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Tilba Easter Festival


South Coast NSW Easter Event


This great highlight of South Coast events is promising to be as exciting as ever as the old village of Central Tilba prepares to expand its population from 100 to 10,000 for one great day of fun. Easter Saturday is the one day each year when Bate...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
7 Apr 2012
Tilba Fair

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The Festival of Braidwood


A Celebration of Braidwoods Heritage


The Festival of Braidwood is a celebration of Braidwood and district’s heritage and culture, from the earliest Australian settlers, through the gold rush years, federation and to the present.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
5 May 2012
News - Festival of Braidwood Parade

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Eurobodalla River of Art


South Coast NSW Festival


An annual celebration of the creative talent which thrives in the Eurobodalla. A 10 day program of visual art, sculpture, dance, music, theatre, film, poetry and fun filled family events.  Artists will fill galleries, cafes, restaurants, shops...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
18 May 2012
River of Art 2012

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Seagulls Is Closing Soon


Steph & Chris To Hang Up The Teatowel


After 19 years of romantic dining at Seagulls Resturant, we will have to find a new venue from Mid June.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
28 May 2012
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Batemans Bay Sustainability Expo


Support The Woodies, Local Business & Our Community


The Batemans Bay Sustainability Expo is a part of The Village Centre shopping complex in Batemans Bay's corporate efforts to highlight and promote a Green & Clean (Sustainable) shopping experience here on the NSW South Coast.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
1 Jun 2012
Events - Batemans Bay Sustainability Expo

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Jess Cloulthard High Kicks


Heritage Day Promotion At Batemans Bay Village Center


Maureen Nathan often dresses up in her blue bonnet and apron to promote The Original Gold Rush Colony. The Village Center Batemans Bay invited The Colony to do a promotion on their Sustainability Days. Imagine her and Jess Cloulthard's surprise when...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
2 Jun 2012
Jess and Maureen

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Storm Damage


Fallen Tree Removal


Update 24/08/2012 The repairs to the storm damage are finally complete. The Original Gold Rush Colony owners and staff are delighted with the way John Aust and his team have been able to recreate the 1850's look for the new shed housing the Rock...

News Type: Town Criers News
5 Jun 2012
Crown crossing the road

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Josh Rawiri Live Music Performance South Coast NSW


Queens Birthday - Sunday Afternoon Live Music Event


Josh Rawiri returns once again to The Diggers Rest Tavern at the Gold Rush Colony Mogo on Sunday 10th June 2012 (Queens Birthday Long Weekend) for a performance starting at 4.00 pm and finishing around 7.00 pm.

News Type: Events At The Colony
10 Jun 2012
Events - Live Entertainment - Josh Rawiri

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Heritage Day At The Colony June Long Weekend


Family Friendly 1850s Australian Goldfields Experience


Sunday the 10th of June 2012 (Queens Birthday Long Weekend) will be a big day at The Colony with the Annual Australian Heritage Day finishing with live music in the Tavern. Come along and enjoy all the extra activities and olde world experiences on...

News Type: Events At The Colony
10 Jun 2012
Activity - Ore Crusher Demonstration

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Free Family Entry On Heritage Day


Period Costume Pass


Getting into the spirit of the day, This lucky family was given free entry into the Heritage Day celebrations

News Type: Events At The Colony
10 Jun 2012
Period Dress Visitors

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Exploration Licence Application


Historic Moruya Goldfield To Be Explored Again


Notice of an Exploration Licence Application appeared in the Legal Notices of the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner on 13th June 2012.

News Type: Other Gold Related News
13 Jun 2012
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Gold Rush Colony Safe Haven


Pirates Party At Mogo


Cornish Police Report

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
16 Jun 2012
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Dinner and Bush Dance


Get Those Feet Tapping And Dance The Night Away


Join us at The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo for a hootin’ scootin’ good time. The evening package includes a hearty two course meal and bush dancing. The Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo has a large dance hall for you to twirl to the...

News Type: Events At The Colony
7 Jul 2012
Events - Family Friendly Bush Dance

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Christmas In July 2012


Come And Enjoy A Traditional Winter Christmas In July At Mogo


Come along for a night of festive feasting and frivolity Join us at The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo for a Christmas in July Trivia Night, with Lucky Door Prize, on the spot prizes and a prize for the winning table. Warm up with a complimentary...

News Type: Events At The Colony
21 Jul 2012
Events - Christmas in July - Tree

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P & C Conference


Gold Rush Colony Sponsors at State P&C Conference


Maureen and Robert represented the Original Gold Rush Colony as sponsors of the Annual NSW P&C Conference, held this year at the Bankstown Sports Club in Sydney. They were constantly amazed by the passion and dedication of P&C...

News Type: Town Criers News
27 Jul 2012
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New Headquarters For Mogo Rural Fire Service


Mogo Firies Rewarded


Mogo's volunteer fire fighters in the Bush Fire Brigade have a new more comfortable shed.  The old shed built in 1968 was barely adequate for the job, and the new $165,000 facility is a vast improvement. The morning was also marked by the...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
11 Aug 2012
Fireshed Opening

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Win A Weekend Away


Pelican Passport In Batemans Bay


The Original Gold Rush Colony is proud to be part of the community Pelican Passport project. Spend in The Village Center or Bridge Plaza  between 13th July and 21st September, for your chance to win a stay with us or any of the other 5 Weekends...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
20 Aug 2012
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Music Festival NSW South Coast


Pogo In Mogo Music Festival


An exciting Music Festival at The Original Gold Rush Colony 'Diggers Rest Tavern' The Pogo in Mogo Music Festival's Complete & Official Lineup:

News Type: Events At The Colony
29 Sep 2012
Events - Pogo In Mogo

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Dedicated Team Averts Disaster


Fire Averted By Quick Response


Quick thinking by Manager Gerogina Jackson, and Rapid Response Time by the Mogo Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Fire Services of the Batemans Bay area averted what could have been a disaster.

News Type: Town Criers News
9 Oct 2012
Fire Crew From Mogo

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Live Theatre And Accommodation Package On The NSW South Coast


Gilbert and Sullivans "Pirates of Penzance" at The Bay Theatre, Batemans Bay


The Bay Theatre Players is an award winning Community Theatre Company and operates a 90 seat playhouse theatre in Batemans Bay, on the beautiful NSW South Coast.

News Type: Events At The Colony
20 Oct 2012
Mogo Gold - Theatre Restaurant

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21st Birthday for The Colony


Quiet Celebration At Mogo


With so much going on at The Original Gold Rush Colony we nearly forgot that the Theme Park celebrated its 21st anniversary on the 2nd November. The park has grown from its original Old Mogo Town Status, and recovered well from its years of being...

News Type: Town Criers News
2 Nov 2012
Birthday - 21st  With Newest Staff

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Amazing Maze Grant


MOGO MAZE At Gold Rush Colony In Mogo South Coast NSW


Update (3rd December 2012) The maze is finally open. Thank you to the NSW Government for the financial support through Destinations NSW 2011/2012 Regional Tourism Product Development Program and a big thank you to the South Coast Regional Tourism...

News Type: Town Criers News
3 Dec 2012
Activity - Maze And Mural

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Jobs & Skills Expos In Batemans Bay


Exhibiting The Way The Colony Works


Maureen Nathan and Robert Legeay represented The Original Gold Rush Colony at the very successful Jobs and Skills Expos run by the Australian Government at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. The explained the role of a tour guide for the 4 daily tours...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
5 Dec 2012
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Diggers Rest Tavern Opening Hours For Christmas Holidays 2012


The Perfect Place For Lunch


Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Teas in The Diggers Rest Tavern The Diggers Rest Tavern will be serving light lunches, morning and afternoon teas commencing on Thursday 27th December until the end of the 2013 Christmas School Holidays (may be subject...

News Type: Events At The Colony
27 Dec 2012
Old Fashioned Hospitality

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Gold Rush Tour Mogo Village Venue Map

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