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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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...

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Fund Raiser Success


Dolphins Art


Jan and Ross Stocker of Narooma are now the proud owners of The Two Dolphins, Colin's work on Intermarriage.

News Type: Town Criers News
24 Feb 2014
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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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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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Harvest Moon Twilight Dinner


Long Table Street Dining


Come and join in on our second Twilight dinner. The theme for this dining experience will be "Harvest Moon". Long table dining is a great opportunity to get together with old friends and make some new ones.  Seated along the communal dining...

News Type: Events At The Colony
23 Mar 2019
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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Josh Rawiri Returns To Mogo


Saturday 8th October 2016


Josh Rawiri returns once again to The Diggers Rest Tavern at the Gold Rush Colony Mogo on Saturday 8th October 2016. A talented guitarist Josh has his own distinctive music style - a mix of blues, roots, rock, slide, dub/reggae. Josh is always a...

News Type: Events At The Colony
8 Oct 2016
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Larks After D'Arc


Sing-a-long Afternoons At The Goldrush Colony Mogo


Come and join the Larks After D'Arc in The Diggers Rest Tavern and enjoy an afternoon of old fashioned fun. Music sheets are provided so don't worry if you're not famililar with some of the songs. Free Admission. Bring along your instruments, tunes...

News Type: Events At The Colony
13 Jul 2014
Events -Guitar Strumming Singalong

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Larks After D'arc


Afternoon Of Song


Larks after D'arc will meet this Sunday 12th March at the Diggers Rest Tavern. Time 4pm to 7pm. Tea / Coffee and Biscuits .50c. Robert Wombey is our resident singer and will delight you with a wide variety of Irish and Australian songs. He is a...

News Type: Events At The Colony
12 Mar 2017
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Live Entertainment At The Original Gold Rush Colony


Moroccan Knights With Josh Rawiri - East Coast Tour


Josh Rawiri Returns With The Moroccan Knights The Original Gold Rush Colony is delighted to be welcoming back the very talented Josh Rawiri with his band The Moroccan Knights to kick off our 2013 Diggers Rest Tavern Music Events. Josh and his band...

News Type: Events At The Colony
19 Jan 2013
Moroccan Knights East Coast Tour

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Live Folk Music In Mogo


Ballyhooley In Concert


Local folk band Ballyhooley are playing at the 50th National Folk Festival at Easter 2016. They are doing a free concert as a taster for the National Folk Festival at the Diggers' Rest Tavern at the Original Gold Rush Colony, Mogo on 6 March, 2016...

News Type: Events At The Colony
6 Mar 2016
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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
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Longbeach Carols Prize Winner 2014


A Suprise Weekend Away


The Carols at Longbeach were a great success.The weather offered up a  balmy evening on Bay Road. Sngers and musicians of great calibre, carols and songs of the season, entertained approximaely 1000 revellers.  The family fun included...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
20 Dec 2014
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Malcolm Prior Memorial Service


Friends to Unite to Farewell a Mate


The Original Gold Rush Colony (formerly known as Old Mogo Town) is honoured to give the use of The Diggers Rest Tavern as the venue for the Memorial Service for Malcolm Prior. 

News Type: Events At The Colony
7 Jan 2015
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Mogo Gold - Theatre Restaurant


Melodrama At It's Best


The Wake Of Joseph Flanagan Come and join the mourners at 'The Wake of Joseph Flanagan'. Enjoy a great theatre melodrama and sing-a-long to some rousing Irish songs whilst dining on a scrumptious 2 course meal.

News Type: Events At The Colony
6 Jul 2013
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Mogo Gold - Theatre Restaurant


Ovarian Cancer Fundraising Event


The Wake of Joseph Flanagan Come and join the mourners at 'The Wake of Joseph Flanagan'.Enjoy a great theatre melodrama and sing-a-long to some rousing Irish songs whilst dining on a scrumptious 2 course meal.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
20 Jul 2013
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Mogo Gold - Theatre Restaurant


Moruya Hospital Auxilliary Fundraising Event


The Wake of Joseph Flanagan Come and join the mourners at 'The Wake of Joseph Flanagan'.Enjoy a great theatre melodrama and sing-a-long to some rousing Irish songs whilst dining on a scrumptious 2 course meal.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
27 Jul 2013
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Gold Rush Tour Mogo Village Venue Map

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