Month: November 2013

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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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 –… Read More

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… Read More

Ghost ships

Well – Moruya and Broulee do have strong maritime links!