Month: August 2021

  • News from 100 years ago – 27 August 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 27 August 1921

    Featured Image: Nerrigundah dredge. MDHS collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  27 August 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society ILLNESS. –  It is with sincere regret that we have to report the serious illness of Mr. R. N. Carden, the popular host of the Royal Hotel, who is suffering […]

  • National Science Week 2021 – Science in the laundry

    National Science Week 2021 –  Science in the laundry

    How did people make their shirts so bright? Q. In the days when state of the art laundries all featured coppers, mangles and cement tubs, just how did people make those shirts so bright. A. They used an optical brightener – Reckitt’s Starch. The science: Optical brighteners absorb energy from ultra-violet light. This energy ‘pushes’ some […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 20 August 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 20 August 1921

    Featured Image: The Royal Hotel Moruya – also known as Carden’s.Hotel. MDHS collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  20 August 1921provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society SUCCESSFUL PASS. – Congratulations to Master Fred Walsh, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Walsh, Turlinjah, who has received notification of having passes […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 13 August 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 13 August 1921

    Featured Image: Abe Louttit’s house being moved at Mullenderee. MDHS collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 August 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society GRAZING RIGHTS. – R. B. Heffernan will offer for sale at the “Examiner” Office on Saturday next, 20th inst., the grazing rights of Moruya Park for 12 months. BABY’S DEATH. […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 6 August 1919

    News from 100 years ago – 6 August 1919

    Featured Image: The former Eurobodalla Shire Chambers, Campbell St Moruya. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 August 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society NINE consecutive days of cold bleak winds. SNOW visible on western hills on Wednesday. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. –  Matron Constable, who has been granted two months’ leave […]