Month: April 2016

  • Preparations for the 1916 Conscription Referendum and other news from 100 years ago

    Preparations for the 1916 Conscription Referendum and other news from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 29 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BLOOD POISONING – Mr. C. Stewart who has just completed a pretty stone and brick cottage in Fitroy St. for himself, is now suffering from a poisoned finger, and the Doctor has ordered him to rest […]

  • Heroes of the Dardanelles and other news from 100 years ago

    Heroes of the Dardanelles and other news from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 22 April, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: £10 REWARD – A reward of £10 will be given to any person who will supply information that will lead to the CONVICTION of the contemptible cur who threw a poisoned bait over the fence at the […]

  • The Anzac Commemorative Medallion and Badge

    The Anzac Commemorative Medallion and Badge

    Also referred to as the Simpson and his donkey medal, the Anzac Commemorative Medallion was instituted 1967 under the government of Harold Holt. It was awarded to surviving members of the Australian forces who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct support of the operations from close off shore, at any time during the […]

  • Little Interest In an Anzac Memorial for Moruya in 1916

    Little Interest In an Anzac Memorial for Moruya in 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ANZAC DAY – The public meeting called by circular, issued under the hand of the Shire President for Wednesday night last to arrange the best means of commemorating Anzac Day, which falls on Tuesday, the 25th […]

  • The Wallpapered Manse…if these walls could talk.

    The Wallpapered Manse…if these walls could talk.

    Take a glimpse into the history of domestic interiors and artefacts of houses in the Eurobodalla. This wonderful exhibition uses the collection from the historical Presbyterian Manse in Moruya, and  MDHS historical collections as a touch-stone to rediscover the domestic life of families in local homes. Peter Freeman, local heritage architect and author , recognised the significance […]

  • Nerrigundah – Gold, bushrangers, robbery and a shoot out remembered 150 years later

    Nerrigundah – Gold, bushrangers, robbery and a shoot out remembered 150 years later

    A gold rush, bushrangers, miners, armed hold ups and Chinese joss houses – everything was happening  in the bustling 1860s gold rush settlement of Nerrigundah. The population at that time was approximately 1200 people – extremely difficult to imagine now! Saturday’s ceremony and presentation in the now very sleepy and empty Nerrigundah marked the 150th anniversary of […]

  • A STORY HANDED DOWN

    A STORY HANDED DOWN

     Editor’s note: This article, written by Anne McDougall, provides a family perspective on the events of almost exactly 150 years ago by shining some new light on Tom Connell, one of the bushrangers in this exciting colonial tale of gold, bushrangers, troopers and death – all ending in retribution through death by hanging. The 150th […]