Keith Nye was born in Milton in 1957. At the age of 4 moved to Mogo, Barlings beach area with his mother Symalene Nye (nee Carriage) and father Andrew Nye. He lived in a tin shack at ‘the corner’, the sheltered eastern end of Barlings Beach. When the Nye family moved to Sydney Street (Pacific Highway), Mogo, they continued to visit and camp here.
Keith attended Mogo Public School and Moruya High. After school and in school holidays Keith would walk to Barlings Beach, along what was a dirt road linking Mogo to the coast. He also went seasonal picking with his mother in the Moruya, Bodalla and Buckenbowra areas.
Keith is an avid camper. He takes his children to the places he was taken to as a child. Places regularly visited by Keith include Perriga’s Flat, Batemans Bay; the Tomaga River; Handkerchief Bay, Nangadga Lake, Yellow Rock and from Durras to Maloney’s Beach. Keith Nye has lived in the Mogo / Tomakin area virtually all of his life, and continues to live in Mogo with his extended family today.Excerpt from Stories About the Eurobodalla by Aboriginal People, 2006. Story contributed by Martin Ind from Moruya High School.