Merv the World's Largest Oyster: The Merimbula Oyster Festival Monument

Merv the World's Largest Oyster: The Merimbula Oyster Festival Monument

by Gary W. Selman

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648326663
Publisher: Gary W. Selman
Publication date: 04/20/2019
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Gary W. Selman, BHistInqPrac (UNE), AdvDipLocFamAppHist (UNE), is an Historian and member of the Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. He holds the position of Honorary Treasurer of the Society and is a volunteer at the Merimbula Old School Museum.
Gary also does voluntary work at the Bega Valley Genealogy Society, Pambula, and the Eden Killer Whale Museum.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Tables, Maps, Images and Photographs vii

Foreword xiii

Thanks and Appreciation xv

Introduction 1


  1. Merimbula and its Oyster Industry 3
  2. The Monument 7
  3. The First Festival 1979 13
  4. A Home for the Monument 35
  5. Success and Benefits of the Festival 39
  6. The 1980 Festival 43
  7. A New Home for Merv 63
  8. The Final Festival 1981 69
  9. Life for Merv after 1981 85
  10. Conclusion 91


Merimbula Oyster Festival Committee Members 95

Notes 97

Bibliography 115

About the Author 125

Index 127

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