One hundred years ago – 29 November, 1913

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 [...]

One hundred years ago today – 22 November,1913

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 [...]

Entertaining – 1960s Style!

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 [...]

One hundred years ago today – 15 November

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 [...]

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day

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 [...]

One hundred years ago today – 8 November

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.  [...]

The ‘Flamboyant Font’

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: [...]

Araluen, 1901 – A Town in Transition

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 [...]