‘Pommies’, dairy cows and other news from 100 years ago – 21.02.1920

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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 21 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society:

“POMMIES.”- A recent visitor from Sydney remarks on the preponderance of the English accent to be heard on the trams, beaches etc.  The Australian, he avers, must have cultivated a silent nature or his personality is being pushed aside by a more aggressive influx of British blood.  It would be interesting and instructive to hear an intelligent discussion on what the average man thinks of the infusion of new blood in this fair land.  That it has arrived and continues to arrive there seems little doubt.

SCALDING ACCIDENT.- Whilst in the act of lifting a bucket of boiling water out of the copper at her residence at Mungerarie the week before last, Mrs Sid Louttit had the misfortunate to upset the whole contents over her lower extremities, with the result she received a very severe scalding.  The patient was attended by the Doctor and Miss Collett for a few days and was then brought into the Moruya Hospital, where she is now progressing as favourably as could be reasonably expected under the painful circumstances. 

HARVEST.- Thanksgiving Services will be held in the Methodist Church, Moruya, at 11 and 7.30 on Sunday next and at Kiora in the afternoon.  The products will be disposed of at a social gathering to be held in the Mechanics’ Hall the following day (Monday) as advertised.

DAIRY COWS. – Special attention of dairymen in the Eurobodalla and Cadgee centres is invited to the announcement appearing in this issue of the sale on Monday next of Mrs S. Lake’s far-famed little dairy herd.  Mrs Lake only kept the choicest and highest test milkers, as the Cadgee factory returns go to prove, so that dairymen in search of something choice should be able to suit themselves at this sale.

Mylott Add 21st February 1920

SHOW AND RACE RIGHTS.- Fruiterers and those who delight in dispensing a delectable cup of tea are reminded that the sale of rights for the two days Show will take place at the “Examiner” Office this (Saturday) afternoon at 2.30 p.m., also those for the Pony race meeting on the following day.  Money is said to be very plentiful in this district at the present time, so that anyone running a business at the big holiday stunt, such as our Annual Show of 1920 and Pony meeting to follow are sure to be, must of necessity bag a very big was of Fisher’s flimsies.

CORUNNA POST OFFICE.-  The Hon A. Chapman is in receipt of the following from the District Postal Inspector, Goulburn: “Dear Sir, – With reference to an application submitted by the Allowance Postmaster, Corunna, for a half holiday from 1p.m. on Saturday in each week, I have to inform you that as the residents who use the office for postal and telephonic purposes are agreeable to the proposal, it has been decided to grant the request, to take effect from 28th February, 1920, upon the understanding that mails are to be despatched and received on that afternoon.”

SCHOLARSHIP.- We have to congratulate Miss Lily Brown, daughter of Mr. J. Brown, Bodalla on having been awarded a scholarship for the Teachers’ Training College.  Miss Brown originally obtained a bursary from the Bodalla Public School and has since been a pupil of Claremont College, Randwick.  The Scholarship is for the full course of training.  This covers the privileges of attendance at the University with the prospect of a University Degree at the end of three years.Screen Shot 2018-12-19 at 6.45.45 pmTwenty one 100 years ago booklets containing articles for the years 1899 to 1919 are available ($6 to $8ea) from the Museum.  Back copies of local newspapers can be viewed on microfilm at the Society’s Family History Research Library (Ph 4474 3224) situated at the rear of the Museum in Campbell St. Moruya.Screen Shot 2018-12-19 at 6.45.45 pmThe Moruya Museum houses a collection of furniture, books, artefacts and memorabilia that is intended to show visitors something of the lives of the ordinary people of this community from the middle of the nineteenth century. Most items on display were donated by local families. 

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