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‘History is never finished’: First major project in 80 years to detail Bega’s past



Historical photo of Bega Crossing

The original road into Bega that crossed the Bega River at the bottom end of Auckland Street. Photo: State Library of NSW.

The first major project produced during the past 80 years detailing the interesting, and in some cases still tangible, history of Bega has been released and is available online for free.

The people behind Fascinating Bega: The Anatomy of a Town, 1851-2021 say the publication is available, but it is not yet complete because it’s an evolving project they hope to add more information to over time.

“History is never something that is finished,” says South Coast History Society president Peter Lacey. “You can always look at history through different eyes.

“We’re still seeking information about the town, about…

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