Month: November 2017

  • “War is hell….” News from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917

    “War is hell….” News from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AN OUTSPOKEN SOLDIER – Private Oswald Harper, a young Moruya native, son of Mr. C. A. Harper and Mrs. Harper, now of Ashfield, in writing home says, among other things:- “War is hell, but the only […]

  • Left-tenant Fred Hutching’s letter to the Editor from Palestine – 10 November 1917

    Left-tenant Fred Hutching’s letter to the Editor from Palestine – 10 November 1917

    A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM  “LEFT-TENANT” FRED HUTCHINGS NOTE: On 10 November 1917 a letter from Sapper Herbert  Frederick  (Fred) Hutchings was published in the Moruya Examiner. Fred was a local boy from Bergalia where his father was a farmer and the manager of the Cheese Factory. He enlisted in October 1915 at the […]

  • Remembrance Day 2017

    Remembrance Day 2017

    As part of Remembrance Day 2017, local military enthusiast Gary Traynor led a large  and very successful tour of the concrete bunkers built during World War 2 by the RAAF as part of the coastal defence system against Japanese and German invasion. The day began with the Remembrance Day service, moved around to the Remembrance […]