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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Mountain Bikers Return


Netti MTB Enduro To XCM


Notice: this news item has been updated with fresh information, Click Here to Continue Story - 2014 XCM Race 2 Batemans Bay Round - Mogo

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
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Jetblack Wild Wombat


MTB Challenge


Celebrate your love of nature and be a #rocktrailracer at the Jetblack Wild Wombat MTB Challenge in Mogo near Batemans Bay in the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire. Join other mountain bikers and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of tall forests,...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
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BOSTES Approved Professional Development Course


Simplifying Excursion Planning


Improve Teacher Knowledge and Practice in Running Excursions and Camps which meet school and System Priorities. The first course qualifies Teachers for 5 hours profeesional Development. (Accredited by BOSTES) We now are proud to offer our...

News Type: Events At The Colony
NSWesa Approved Excursion Course Manger

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Mogo Village Gala Day


Saturday 9th December 2017


Come along and enjoy Mogo Village's second Christmas Gala Event. Plenty to see and do, wander through the wonderful shops and pick up those last minute Christmas gifts. Meet with Santa, listen to the local Buskers and there will be plenty of...

News Type: Town Criers News
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Golf Clinic Batemans Bay


Empower Golf Australia


Inaugural Empower Golf Clinic Golf Clinic at Catalina Country Club in Batemans Bay run by Empower Golf Australia. Places are limited.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
Inaugural Empower

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Mogo Gold Music Group


Enjoy Some Old Fashioned Fun


Bring along your instruments, Tunes, Songs or just your voice. Get your name on the board and join in. All music genres welcome from pop, country, Irish and Folk. Sunday 15th July 2018 from 3pm at the Diggers Rest Tavern in the Gold Rush Colony. All...

News Type: Events At The Colony
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Full Moon Twilight Dinner


3 Course Long Table Dining


Long table dining is a great opportunity to get together with old friends and make some new ones.  Seated along the communal dining table it's like turning up for a great dinner party without having to be involved in  the washing up. Dine...

News Type: Events At The Colony
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Students Search For Goldfield Facts At Mogo


Geoscience Australia Graduate Program Visitors


The development of educational resources for school students studying geology and gold mining history began recently when six scientists from Geoscience Australia visited Old Mogo Town Gold Rush Theme Park.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
6 Jun 2003
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Mogo Melodic Choice


John Denver Higher Ground Comes To NSW South Coast


Higher Ground Australia is a group of people from all corners of the continent who continue to celebrate the life and music of John Denver years after his death.....

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
7 Oct 2005
Groups - Friends Of John Denver

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Town Goes Drastic Over Plastic


No Go In Mogo


The people of Mogo aim to make their town the first in NSW to kick the plastic bag habit. The tiny settlement just south of Batemans Bay is marketing itself as a place for visitors to shop in an atmosphere reminiscent of the early years of last...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
1 Sep 2007
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Wedding of Jessie Walker and Allen Cloulthard


Valentines Day Ceremony In Mogo


Jessie and Allen were joined in matrimony by the Reverend Tom Slockee at Old Mogo Town.  After the ceremony the wedding party and the 86 guests celebrated at a reception held at Old Mogo Town. Bay Post/ Moruya Examiner  page 53

News Type: Events At The Colony
14 Feb 2009
Weddings - Boot Skooting Bridal Party

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Heritage Re-Enactment Day


Horses And HoldUps In Mogo


Heritage Re-Enactment DayLabour Day Long Weekend - Sunday 3rd October 2010BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!!Gates open at 9.30am with Activities beginning at 10.30amGuided Tours (with bushranger holdup) at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

News Type: Events At The Colony
3 Oct 2010
Events - Re-Enactment Day

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Robert Celebrates 70 Years


Big Birthday Happening


Roberts Birthday Big Night at The Diggers Rest Tavern Robert is so pleased he accepted his life partner's gift of a great big birthday bash at The Diggers Rest Tavern in the grounds of The Original Gold Rush Colony.He had danced non stop at Peter's...

News Type: Town Criers News
28 Apr 2011
Functions - Party Time In The Tavern

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Heritage Day At The Colony


Dress Up For Free Entry To Wander Back In Time To The 1850's


Sunday 12th June 2011 (Queens Birthday Long Weekend)Gates open at 9.30am with Activities beginning at 10.30am.Guided Tours at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.Antique Tractor and Machinery display, Wood Turner, Blacksmith, Gold Nugget Treasure Hunt, guess the...

News Type: Events At The Colony
12 Jun 2011
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Dargues Reef Gold Mine Proposal - Majors Creek Update


Eurobodalla negotiates more terms over Dargues Reef


In agreements reached by orders of consent at the Land & Environment Court, Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) and Cortona Resources have agreed to further terms over the Dargues Reef gold mine proposal at Majors Creek, and ESC has withdrawn its...

News Type: Other Gold Related News
11 Jan 2012
Gold Bars & Money

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Josh Rawiri Live Music Event


Sunday Arvo Live Music Event - Diggers Rest Tavern Mogo


On Sunday 15th Jan at 4.40pm the place to be to listen to great music is definitely the Diggers Rest Tavern at the Gold Rush Colony. By popular demand Josh Rawiri has returned to play in Mogo after his first gig in Nov 13th 2011.

News Type: Events At The Colony
15 Jan 2012
Events - Live Entertainment - Josh Rawiri

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Dargue Reef Gold Mine Update - Majors Creek Braidwood


Further Developments - NSW Dargue Reef Gold Mine Story


Cortona Resources clears approvals hurdle, moves towards Dargues Reef gold mine development. Cortona Resources (ASX:CRC) has completed the approvals process for its 50,000 ounce per annum Dargues Reef gold mine near Braidwood, New South Wales.

News Type: Other Gold Related News
9 Feb 2012
News - Gold Mining In Australia - Nuggets

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New Website Launched!


Update Your Links & Bookmarks To Our New Web Address


Welcome to the new Website for The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo on the South Coast of NSW Australia. Please update your links & bookmarks to: www.goldrushcolony.com.au Old Mogo Town & South Coast Accommodation Websites - Combined...

News Type: Town Criers News
15 Feb 2012
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Barefoot Blacksmith Trimming Workshop NSW South Coast


Horse Lovers' In Mogo


On Sunday the Barefoot Blacksmith braved floods and landslides and had to go around Bega to get to The Original Gold Rush Colony.  Some of his clients were not so fortunate, and missed an amazing workshop.  Only 2 horses out of 6 were able...

News Type: Events At The Colony
4 Mar 2012
News: Barefoot Horse Workshop

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Queen Victoria To Rule Again


Pastel Portrait Donation To Original Gold Rush Colony


Part time "Miss James" has worked overtime to create a virtually life size portrait of Queen Victoria who reigned over the British Empire during the 1850's Australian Gold Rush.

News Type: Town Criers News
8 Mar 2012
Historical Character - Queen Victoria

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Tourism & Business Development Officer Visits The Original Gold Rush Colony


Andrew Greenway Familiarisation At Mogo


Owner Maureen Nathan and Robert Legeay were delighted to escort Andrew Greenway on his first visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony on Friday afternoon.  Andrew is the new Tourism and Business Development Officer for the Eurobodalla Shire. He...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
9 Mar 2012
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Illawarra & South East Region Principals' Conference Wollongong


Supporting Education On The NSW South Coast


The Original Gold Rush Colony was a sponsor of the 9th Illawarra & SE Region Principals' Conference held in Wollongong on the South Coast of NSW.  The primary theme was Supporting Vibrant Educational Leadership into the Future.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
15 Mar 2012
Maureen at Illawarra  & SE Principals' Conference

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Southeast Harvest Moruya Food Festival


South Coast NSW Fresh Food Festival Event


Southeast HARVEST regional food festival celebrates the diversity and quality of food produced in the south-eastern shires of NSW. The festival is held every 16 months and showcases produce from all the seasons - 2012 will showcase Autumn produce.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
16 Mar 2012
Events - Moruya Food Festival

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Batemans Bay Triathlon Weekend


Volunteers Sought To Support Organisers Of South Coast Event


Last Year's triathlon festival was so great a success that organisers are expecting over 1000 atheletes of all ages and abilities to converge on Batemans Bay for the Ultimate Triathlon "trithebay" March 31st and 1st April 2012.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
31 Mar 2012
News - Batemans Bay Triathlon

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Mogo Magic Football Season Starts April 1st


Shoalhaven Junior Football League


Simon Wheatley, President of Mogo Magic Football Club, called in to The Original Gold Rush Colony, to tell us the news. The Southern Show Down is the opening match of the season, against local rivals Batemans Bay Seahawks. There will be two games...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
1 Apr 2012
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Gold Rush Tour Mogo Village Venue Map

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