MORUYA and District Historical Society

Monthly Archives: October 2013

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FREIGHT ON WIRE NETTING – In view of the representations made recently on behalf of the South Coast farmers to the Illawarra and South Coast S.N. Co. Ltd., the directors of the company have decided, for a period of three months commencing from 1st November, 1913, to carry wire netting at half… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Editor’s note: One hundred years ago today – October 25. The euchre party sounds like great fun. I certainly remember family stories of keenly -fought euchre tournaments! The picture in the header of this post  is of  eucalyptus radiata. This is the type of eucalyptus used in the still at Nerrigundah. BURGLARY…. Read More

The following article, which sounds as if it belongs in the real estate section of the paper, comes from the Moruya Examiner of 24 October, 1908. Obviously in 1908 there was a concern over maintaining views – just as there is now. Facilities were important then too. The bathroom: with plunge and shower bath appliances comes in for special mention. HEADS COTTAGE: The three new cottages erected at the Moruya Heads by Mr…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Ongoing research into the Moruya Examiner demonstrates that some things never change. This weeks similarity is the behaviour of audiences at the pictures. Perhaps the plot and acting in Geronimo’s Last Raid in 1913 was enough to keep everyone in suspense. Perhaps it is not surprising when you take into account  that… Read More

Those were the days! This article from the Moruya Examiner of 19 August, 1904 really demonstrates the extent and effectiveness of ‘community policing’ in the town at the time. While this article may seem humorous to us, the loss of firewood on cold, windy August mornings would have been a serious theft in 1904 Moruya. This just could not happen in 2013 – for many reasons! Householders residing in Vulcan Street have… Read More

Early local papers were very much the Facebook of their time. From the October 11 edition of the Moruya Examiner we read of weeds in Cobargo, the opening of a new church at Eurobodalla, the re-opening of a cheese factory on the Deua and the death of a pioneering lady! Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: POOR “COCKY”. – A… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Once again, these extracts show that even though our language has changed and become less flowery, some elements of our lives really haven’t changed that much over the past century. We still compete in all sorts of events – the ploughing match wouldn’t have been too different to the events at our… Read More

We are currently going through the trials and tribulations of waiting for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout- in whatever shape or form. What we tend to forget is that this is far from being a new story. Just over one hundred years ago residents of our district were waiting patiently for the rollout of the then ‘state-of-the -art’ communication technology of the time- the telephone. While the technology has certainly changed… Read More