The Merimbula Oyster Festival Monument commemorates not only oyster farming and the Oyster Festivals held in recognition of that important local industry, but also commemorates an important era in the local history of Merimbula on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Unfortunately, the monument’s function of enabling us to always recall and remember the past, and events associated with it, is hampered by the absence of a record of those events.
It is hoped that this account of the tortuous history of Merv the World’s Largest Oyster, and the Oyster Festivals the monument commemorates, will arrest the diminishing contribution that the monument would otherwise have made.
|Publisher:||Gary W. Selman|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Gary also does voluntary work at the Bega Valley Genealogy Society, Pambula, and the Eden Killer Whale Museum.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Maps, Images and Photographs vii
Thanks and Appreciation xv
- Merimbula and its Oyster Industry 3
- The Monument 7
- The First Festival 1979 13
- A Home for the Monument 35
- Success and Benefits of the Festival 39
- The 1980 Festival 43
- A New Home for Merv 63
- The Final Festival 1981 69
- Life for Merv after 1981 85
- Conclusion 91
Merimbula Oyster Festival Committee Members 95
About the Author 125