MORUYA and District Historical Society

Monthly Archives: September 2013

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913 , provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MISSHAP – The popular salesman of the Bee Hive Store, Mr. Creighton Burns, had the misfortune during the week to have the top of one of his fingers taken off with the bacon slicing machine.  27/9/1913 NAROOMA – is far-famed for its picturesqueness  and luscious oyster, but judging by the galaxy… Read More

This article, based on an interview with Mr George Chewying,  has been taken from un unpublished work by Noel Warry (1922 – 2006) from her unpublished book Camp Fire Tales   An earlier version of this story was previously published in the MDHs Journal, September, 1994. It has been republished in the MDHS Journal, September, 2013. The article is based on the recollections of George Chewying and his memories of a childhood… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: While not quite as open as Facebook, the local newspapers revealed incredible details of events in the local communities . We now know that a Captain Millard, the Liberal candidate in Bega faced a stormy meeting.  Somethings haven’t changed at all – and probably never will. FREEZING PLANT – Our progressive butcher, Mr. H.J…. Read More

Nerrigundah is usually associated with gold rushes, bushrangers and more recently farming  – not with poetry. Therefore it was extemely surprising to see a almost hidden memorial to Australia’s first ‘bush poet’ on the Eurobodalla road near Tyrone Bridge, the old wooden bridge crossing the Tuross River. The memorial was built in the bicentenary year – 1988 – to commemorate Charles Harpur, (born Jan. 23, 1813, Windsor, N.S.W., Australia—died June 10, 1868,… Read More

Reposted from our blog – 3 September, 2013 The first known use of wattle as a meaningful emblem in the Australian colonies dates back to the early days of Tasmania 1838), when the wearing of silver wattle sprigs was encouraged on the occasion of an anniversary celebration of the seventeenth century European discovery of the island. It was resolved that a National emblem be adonted to be worn by the company upon the occasion of the anniversary, to consist of a sprig of silver… Read More