Month: November 2016

  • Inside Our Museum – Cigarette Cards c.1917

    Inside Our Museum – Cigarette Cards c.1917

    Cigarette and trade cards were a form of advertising card issued between the 19th century to the present day to promote goods or services. They were often distributed by merchants or enclosed with products such as bread, cigarettes, coffee and chocolate. Cards often bear the sellers or product name and a pictorial representation of the […]

  • Frank Comments About King George V As Written By a Digger From Narooma

    Frank Comments About King George V As Written By a Digger From Narooma

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 18 November 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OUR BOYS – The following is a letter received by Mrs. Jas. O’Connor, of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade. – Lark Hill Salisbury Plains Sept. 27th 1916 Mum Dearest, – Like so many of my letters […]

  • Two​ Very Different Views on Enlistment Featured In the News of 100 Years Ago

    Two​ Very Different Views on Enlistment Featured In the News of 100 Years Ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 11 November 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AT THE FRONT – The following short note has been received by his sister from Pte. “Billy” Robinson, late of Bergalia : – Somewhere in France 12/9/16 My dear Sister, – Just a few lines to […]

  • One Hundred Years Ago Moruya Voted NO To Conscription

    One Hundred Years Ago Moruya Voted NO To Conscription

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 November 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society. THE REFERENDUM – The voting on compulsory service overseas was carried out in Moruya in a quiet and orderly manner on Saturday last. MORUYA SUBDIVISION Yes ………………………………………………………………………        184 No ……………………………………………………………………….         583 BATEMAN’S BAY SUBDIVISION Yes […]

  • Moruya’s Got Talent: Posey, Maud, Eva and Molly

    Moruya’s Got Talent: Posey, Maud, Eva and Molly

    Before the invention of the gramophone and radio at the turn of the twentieth century, music was a do-it-yourself affair and a very popular form of social entertainment. Everyone was expected to be able to join in – either on an instrument or singing. Yet there was high demand for those who were genuinely musically […]