MORUYA and District Historical Society

Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRST WEDDING – Mrs. Grundy says that the first wedding in the Kiora Church will shortly take place, the contracting parties being the acknowledged belle of that pretty little village and a Tilba gentleman.  29/11/1913 CLOSE CALL – On Sunday last whilst surf bathing on the north side of the Moruya River… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TWO NEW BOATS – Mr. Sim, manager of the I.S.N. Company, has forwarded us the following information, which will be read with interest by our shippers: – Dear Sir, – I am sure it will be of interest to you to hear that the first of the two new steamers which are… Read More

Entertaining and need inspiration? With the Festive Season rapidly approaching any decent historian who needs inspiration ignores the latest issues of Delicious or Good Living and heads straight back into the past by looking through the back issues of the Australian Women’s Weekly. All back issues from 1933 to 1982 are now available on Trove. You can make Word, PDF of JPEG copies of articles or recipes of interest. A five-page special in… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW MOTOR SERVICE: By our business page it will be seen that Mr. H.F. Thomas has opened up a new motor service from Bega to Moruya in conjunction with a Cooma service, connecting here with Harrison’s Nowra line. Mr. Thomas will run his cars to Eden, thus enabling passengers to catch the… Read More

After the guns went silent on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, and after the men had trickled home to their towns and their suburbs, to their wives, girlfriends, children and parents, Australia set about building the memorials to the dead and lost. As a nation we actually began sculpting our landscape in remembrance after the second Boer war in 1902. That’s when the words of Rudyard Kipling’s Recessional – “Lest We Forget” –… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WHITE FROST on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  8/11/1913 NEW BUILDING – Messrs. J. Behringer and C. Stubbs have commenced the erection of Mr. F. Ryan’s butchery in Queen St., next door to the Club House Hotel.  8/11/1913 NEW LAUNCH – Mr. P. Bettini, of Narooma, who returned from Sydney yesterday, has purchased a… Read More

Many artefacts in the Moruya and District Historical Society’s museum reflect the history of our town. The baptismal font from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moruya is no exception. This elaborate font was placed in the church in late May 1889 – the same year that the church was completed. Records of the time state: It will be hard to find in the colony a more handsomely appointed church of any denomination… Read More

What do you think of the tranquil Araluen Valley in 2013? When you drive down the sleepy Araluen valley these days it’s almost impossible to believe there was once a five kilometre stretch of businesses along the valley floor. But thanks to the gold-rush, Araluen in 1870 was a thriving town. In this post I have provided two snapshots of Araluen. The first is a series of facts from the 1860-1870s period… Read More

Well – Moruya and Broulee do have strong maritime links!