In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Pictorial History Bega Valley Shire is the first photographic book of the shire to be produced and has been achieved with the assistance of the Bega Valley Shire Council. Bega, Bemboka, Bermagui, Candelo, Cobargo, Eden, Merimbula and Pambula are all featured with smaller towns represented in the broad sweep of the shire's history. From the Aboriginal settlement came the early white exploration of the area and the development of the whaling industry, the export of wattlebark, wool, beef and cheese and the growth of a fishing industry. The gold rushes changed the face of the shire and population expanded as the area was serviced by the steamship trade. Roads, bridges and bridle tracks traversed the area and dairies sprang up as the land was cleared by sawmilling. In the last century the area has experienced the same fortunes as the rest of Australia but at the same time developed its own rural character made famous today by cheese production, whale watching and one of the most extraordinary coastlines in the country.