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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'Allo 'Allo Theatre


Melodrama Actors Spread Their Wings


Many of the actors enjoyed by the theatre restaurant crowd at The Diggers Rest  have been cast in The Bay Theatre Players current production of 'Allo 'Allo. These include Jeremy Kemp, Janet Kohler-Bond and Dzintra Spaile. It is directed by...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
29 Mar 2014
Community Member - Maureen Nathan

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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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Australia Day Celebrations 2017


On Australia Day Let Us Transport You Back To The 1850s


Great day out for the whole family. Come and join in the fun, Pan for Gold, bring a picnic and celebrate Australia day in the 1850s Gold Rush Era. Take one of our 4 guided tours throughout the day including the Wood Turner and Blacksmith 10.30am, 12...

News Type: Events At The Colony
26 Jan 2017
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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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Batemans Bay High School Public Speaking Award


The Maureen Nathan Award


The  Maureen Nathan Award for Consistent Performance in Public Speaking and Debating Year 9 was won this year by Jayde Hopkins. Congratulations Jayde.

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
24 Dec 2015
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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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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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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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Braidwood Auction - MONA Country Manor House Estate


Antique & Clearing Auction - Historical Braidwood NSW Property


Don't miss this Grand local Auction to be held in the historic Arulean Goldfields town of Braidwood, approximately halfway between Canberra ACT & Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. Viewing 9AM, Auction starts at 11AM - enter via the main Kings...

News Type: Mogo & Beyond
24 Nov 2013
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Caulfield Cup Capers 1925


Melodrama Returns to the Gold Rush Colony


Melbourne socialite, Felicity Fitzharding-Jones, is throwing a Caulfield Cup luncheon for her friends and staff at her rural retreat at Pakenham, 35 miles from the city centre.

News Type: Events At The Colony
24 Sep 2016
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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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Christmas In July Music Hall Melodrama


Mogo Gold Theatre Restaurant


It's July 1880 in Mogo. Dan and Florence Murphy are putting on a Christmas Dinner for the Miners. Alas, all sorts of things go wrong. Strange characters arrive. A murder is planned. Father Kelly is excited about the carols. Another stranger appears...

News Type: Events At The Colony
19 Jul 2014
Mogo Gold - Theatre Restaurant

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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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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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Dead Men Laughing


Veteran Actors Max Cullen and Warren Fahey


Veteran actors Max Cullen and Warren Fahey are back in a new play DEAD MEN LAUGHING, following the hugely successful "Dead Men Talking" where they portrayed Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. This time they appear as Australia's two most famous comics...

News Type: Events At The Colony
26 Feb 2017
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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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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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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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Dinner And Bush Dance


Red Cross Fund Raiser Celebrating 100 Years


Get Your Dancing Shoes On Celebrate with the Red Cross and enjoy a dinner and bush dance. Saturday 22nd November 2014, from 5pm - 9pm. Cost $25.00 per Adult and $12.50 children under 12 years (includes a 2 course pub style meal). Children under 5...

News Type: Events At The Colony
22 Nov 2014
Red Cross Fundraiser

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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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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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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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Flanagan's Wake Epilogue


Raffle Winner


At the end of the final performance of The Wake of Joe Flanagan, Colin took centre stage to explain the stories behind his two pieces of Aboriginal Art, about the wise whale that explains the duties of a man in a family, and the need to seek a bride...

News Type: Events At The Colony
24 Feb 2014
Colin explains Aboiginal Art

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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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Gold Rush Tour Mogo Village Venue Map

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