Month: December 2017

Inside Our Collection – The much travelled Willow Christmas cake tin and ‘postal bag’

In many museums it is easy to find objects that look really quite ordinary. You might wonder  why they have been kept at all.  Strangely, it is often these very ordinary looking objects that have the most extraordinary stories to tell. This… Read More

Examiner Editor Against Conscription – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONSCRIPTION REFERENDUM – On Thursday next the people of the Commonwealth are asked to record their votes for or against Conscription for over-seas… Read More

The Moruya Cup, Conscription and a Posse of Police

Featured image: A card from the Anderson family collection of 1920’s Christmas cards Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES – The Officials have issued the programme… Read More

Inside Our Collection – Christmas Greetings From France, 1917

In our small collection of exquisite embroidered greeting cards, or World War 1 Silks, is this wonderful Christmas card sent by John Henry (Harry) Keyte to his sister Sarah May (known as May) Louttit nee Keyte. In 1917 May and her husband Sid Louttit*… Read More

Eggs Thrown After Pro-Conscription Meeting – News from the Moruya Examiner of 1 December 1918

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 1 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NO-CONSCRIPTION – On Tuesday night Mr. Cecil Whitmore, a nonconscriptionist organiser, addressed fairly large gathering in Page Street, immediately in front of the… Read More