Month: October 2017

  • Returned Heroes, Death and Tennis – News from 100 years ago.

    Returned Heroes, Death and Tennis – News from 100 years ago.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of the week ending Friday 3 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRE – Early on Sunday morning the Flat Rock Sawmill near Brooman owned by Mr. Allen, was totally destroyed by fire. The plant was insured. ILLNESS – We are sorry to report […]

  • News from the Western Front – 27 October 1917

    News from the Western Front – 27 October 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 27 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOUNDED – Mr. M. Keating received word last week that his youngest son, Private Jack Keating, had been wounded in the hand and now in Beaufort Hospital England. PROMOTION – We are pleased to report that […]

  • News from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917

    News from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MADAME PETROVA in her latest and greatest success The Waiting Soul, Star Theatre tonight. INCOME TAX – Several city people have been fined £50 for not sending in Income Tax returns. SCARCITY OF NEWSPAPER – “Everything […]

  • Hut Robbers, Closed Schools and the War: News from 13 October 1917

    Hut Robbers, Closed Schools and the War: News from 13 October 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LouiseMackLOUISE MACK –  There is coming to Moruya shortly one of the most remarkable personalities of the war. This is Miss Louise Mack, the pretty and charming little lady who has been thrilling crowded houses all […]

  • Bad Language, Habitual Drunkenness and Christian Solidarity – News from 100 years ago

    Bad Language, Habitual Drunkenness and Christian Solidarity – News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: “Manny” Harrison of Candelo is once more leaving the district, having been sentenced to six months imprisonment in Long Bay for being a habitual drunkard. This is sound procedure. “CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY” – At the Anglican Synod, […]