Shoalhaven Historical Society is housed in Nowra Museum, the former Nowra Lock-Up and Residence Police Station (built 1901).
The Museum's Collection boasts a number of rare artefacts from Indigenous and European settlement of the Shoalhaven area, a large photographic collection and early watercolours from artist Samuel Elyard.
The Society's Charter has been developed to:
- Promote and Encourage the Study of Local History.
- Promote the Compilation of Historical Records.
- Acquire by Purchase, Donations or Other Means and Preserve Relics, Artefacts, Printed and Photographic Records.
- Foster Exchange of Information among Members of the Society, by Lectures, Readings, Discussions and Exhibitions of Historical Interest and Value.
Shoalhaven Paper Mill
A Grand Adventure.
A decision in 1953 by English firm Wiggins Teape to purchase a parcel of land along side the Shoalhaven river for the construction of a paper mill changed the history of Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven forever.
Book and Photo Store
The Nowra Museum has over 60 local history publications for sale with new titles being added regularly. The latest addition to our bookstore is the new release from Kingsclear Books, "Pictorial History Shoalhaven District". With numerous photos, many from the Shoalhaven Historical Society collection, this book gives a fascinating overview of our regions significant history. At only $25.00 it is a must have.