Month: July 2014

  • Australian War Contingent Association Gift Tin -1915

    Australian War Contingent Association Gift Tin -1915

    This gift ‘tin’ is a small but very interesting item that is one of the many objects on display in our museum for the exhibition that we are holding throughout August to mark the outbreak of World War 1. These artefacts, including letters, postcards and photographs, really do provide a rich and quite fascinating local […]

  • Mountain Identities, Plague and Concerts – from 25 July, 1914

    Mountain Identities, Plague and Concerts – from 25 July, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: JOHN RILEY, an old mountain identity, said to be the original of Patterson’s “The Man from Snowy River,” died on the way from Groggen on Wednesday night (says Friday’s Melbourne “Argus”). He was carried on […]

  • Labor scrutineers, steamships and football – 27 June, 1914

    Labor scrutineers, steamships and football – 27 June, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW STEAMER – The s.s. “Bodalla,” which is being built for the Illawarra and South Coast S.N. Co., Ltd., by Messrs. Morrison and Sinclair, of Balmain, is expected to be launched about the third week […]

  • “The Superfluous Woman” and more – from the Moruya Examiner 18 July, 1914

    “The Superfluous Woman” and more – from the Moruya Examiner 18 July, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SNOW visible on the mountains from here on Wednesday.   18/7/1914 “THE SUPERFLUOUS WOMAN.” – It looks as if, in the craze for educating teachers, typists and Government clerks, whilst we want mothers, wives and cooks […]

  • Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift – 1914

    Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift – 1914

    This embossed brass ‘tin’ – the Princess Mary Christmas gift 1914  – is currently (and very generously) on loan to our museum for the upcoming  exhibition that we are holding in August to mark the outbreak of World War 1. It is only one of many artefacts that will be on display. These artefacts, including letters, postcards […]

  • Death, punts, chooks and more from – 11 July, 1914

    Death, punts, chooks and more from  – 11 July, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OBITUARY – There died at the residence of Mr. W. Mepstead, Gundary, on Monday night, Miss Marion Mary Hawdon at the age of 89 years. She was the eldest child of the late Francis Flanagan, […]

  • Indigenous Australian Family History Resources

    Indigenous Australian Family History Resources

    While there are many genealogy sites and resources available on the internet only a few people are aware of the depth and quality of information available at both federal, state and district level for those interested in indigenous Australian family history research. This post , taken from www.coraweb.com.au, presents many of those sites in an […]

  • Back to the Future in Family History

    Back to the Future in Family History

    In the New Scientist Magazine of the 28 June Jennifer Ouellette discusses the mixing of science and history to reveal the ideas of the past in an article entitled Back to the Future. With the number of records now being digitised and tagged historians have been given a wide range of information previously unavailable except in […]

  • One hundred years ago – 4 July, 1914

    One hundred years ago – 4 July, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WEATHER – Splendid soaking rain has been falling since Tuesday evening, and at the time of going to Press there was every appearance of it continuing. Up to 9 a m yesterday the following […]