One hundred years ago today – 30 August

Featured image - The Deua River Historical newspapers were the Facebook of their day - recording the comings and goings of everyone in town. While not necessarily agreeing with the above blanket statement, a quick look through the papers of the past really provide us with some incredible detail. We now know that a Mr. [...]

Fathers’ Day Has always been about Ties and Socks

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters - an ancient proverb. The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 3 September 1947, page 3 In Australia we observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September - this Sunday. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may include [...]

Australian children’s books

To complete Book Week we have a short recount of some of the classic children's literature that been created - some of it well before federation in 1901. Titles such as The Magic Pudding , Seven Little Australians and and the Gum Nut Babies will be instantly familiar to most while Colin Thiele's Storm Boy [...]

The First Cars In Moruya and District

The South Coast Nationals, a major annual  event for a number of vehicle genres which attracts thousands of people over two days, is being held at Moruya High School grounds this weekend. This unique event offers entrants and spectators a safe, secure, fun weekend with amusements for the kids, stalls for all and refreshments. Many [...]

Bridal Inspirations

Times have certainly changed! Quite recently a wedding guest who was shamed by a bride complaining about a wedding gift hit back at the demeaning newlywed by releasing her sneering messages to the world. After attending a lavish wedding reception in June, the guest, identified as Tanya, received an unsympathetic, ungrateful and “infuriating” Facebook message [...]

One hundred years ago today…….

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOSPITAL BEE. – It is computed by Mr. Dawson that fully 35 tons of earth were ploughed and shifted with barrows by a bee of eight workers at the hospital on Wednesday in the preparation [...]

The State Library and TS Mort

Part of the brief of any historical or geneological society is to make the broader community aware of the wealth of resources that are now available to individuals and organisations. Digitisation and the internet have made these reources much more accessible to all. We hope to feature great sites and useful apps in regular posts [...]

National Science Week – T.S. Mort

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort Today marks the beginning of National Science Week. The theme for schools in 2013 is A Century of Australian Science. After a quick glance at the Moruya and District Historical Society's museum you realise that to a large extent everyone in the early days was a scientist. Indigenous artefacts, home-made recipes for [...]

For Your Diary

The AGM of our society is at 10am on Wednesday 14 August. The meeting will be held in the meeting room behind the museum. Prior to the meeting we will have a brief presentation by Christine Greig Adams on Moruya Granite Quarry - 'Moruya's Golden Years'. After the meeting please join us for a cup [...]

Trove Tuesday – Trove search tips for military history

As we approach the centenary of World War 1 and our first diggers , more and more people are going into TROVE to research the history of family members who have fought in conflicts. One question that pops up from time to time is how to find things in Trove that include numbers and symbols. For [...]