MORUYA and District Historical Society

Monthly Archives: December 2013

As we head into 2014 I would like to showcase one of my favourite images. it is the cover page of the December 31. 1949 issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly. What I really I love about this image are the sparkling, clear eyes of the baby looking directly at his grandfather’s fob watch. In every sense the baby is ready to seize ‘time’ from his grandfather. His grandfather would have lived… Read More

Boxing Day So Boxing Day is not just the day when we clean up all the boxes and wrapping paper from Christmas Day. It actually has a much deeper meaning. Read this British take on this holiday that I have reported on our blog. Related articles Boxing day (liftmeupwardrobe.co.uk)

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ROYAL HOTEL – Mr.  R.N. Carden’s large Royal Hotel, which stands on the corner of Queen and Page Streets, has been renovated throughout by carpenters and painters, and is now an ornament to the town.  20/12/1913 PRESENTATION AT COILA – On Sunday, the 7th instant, after service at the Church of England at… Read More

Every year at this time in Australia, we suffer (or enjoy) a terrible mismatch between the traditions of our European heritage and the heat of an Australian summer. Our traditional Christmas dinner, celebrated in Australia since the first settlement, features  food created for appetites that were shaped by the depths of a European winter.  These foods include hot roasts and warm puddings meant to be eaten  in a room with an open… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA SPORTS – There is no doubt the residents of the picturesque village by the sea (Narooma), are a highly commendable body for the unity manifested in all local public matters having for their object the advancement of the town and district.  To assist the local School of Arts they have issued… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HAT TRICK – Young Bert Coppin, son of Mr. J. Coppin, jnr., took three wickets for three successive balls for Moruya against Mogo on Saturday last. 6/12/1913 MOTOR TRAVELLING – Some time ago we suggested to the Shire Councils having charge of the South Coast road north of Moruya, the desirability of… Read More

So , thanks to the helpful hints from the Australian Women’s Weekly of Wednesday 26 September, 1962, we have the preparations for a Mad Men cocktail party well underway. We have organised: 1. The Critical Guest List – The AWW gave us  helpful hints on who to invite and who not to invite. Some of those suggestions hold true today! 2. The Drinks – Just as it does now, back in the 60′s the… Read More