News from 100 years ago – 3 September 1921

WEDDING. – On Wednesday evening last a quiet wedding was celebrated at St. John’s Church Moruya, when Miss Amy Windley and Mr. Clarrie Chesher were married by Rev. G. A. Sanders. The bride was attended by Miss Vera Chesher, Mr. E. Hartmann officiating as best man.

POLICE. – Mounted-Constable Byers, from Nimmitabel Station, arrived on Tuesday, and took up duties here vice Constable Fuller, promoted to Rugby.

UNIVERSITY HONORS. – Miss Vera M. Colefax, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Colefax, of Gundary, was one of three students only to gain High Distinction for Oriental History in Faculty of Arts, as a result of examinations recently held at Sydney University. Miss Vera who is now spending her vacation with her parents here, is the recipient of many congratulations on her meritorious pass.

To read Myrtle’s Story, an account of Myrtle Colefax’s life, CLICK HERE.

ILLNESS. – On Sunday last Mr. R. N. Carden (whose serious illness we reported in our last issue) accompanied by Mrs. Carden and Mr. Henry, left per special car for Sydney, where he was admitted into a private ward at St. Vincent’s Hospital. After an examination of Mr. Carden’s throat, Sir Alexander McCormick discountenanced an operation, but decided to place the patient under X-Ray treatment for a fortnight. That the eminent surgeon’s experiment may be the means of saving the life of the popular host of the Royal Hotel is the sincere wish of his many friends.

THE membership of the King and Empire Alliance Branch at Bodalla numbers about 90.

GOLF CLUB. – A meeting of the Moruya Golf Club took place on Tuesday night last. Present – Dr. Quilter (chair), R. Somerset, Dr. Cutler, A. Fox, P. H. Mills, E. Shepherd, and C. Carter. Bogies were fixed for the respective links. Teeing grounds were to be put in proper order. It was decided to try and get a man to keep the links in good order during the season…….

EUCHRE TOURNAMENT. – Mr. E. Keating, of Mullenderree, having generously presented a bag of corn to the R.C. Ball committee, has announced a euchre party will take place at “Glenella,” the residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. Lynch, and the gift will be awarded to the winner of the highest number of games. 

DEATH. – The death took place at Mogo on Wednesday of Mrs. T. Hawke, at the age of 48 years. About a month ago the deceased had an attack of influenza, and feeling a little better she left her bed and took up her household duties as usual, shortly after which she had a relapse. Pleurisy and pneumonia supervening, the patient passed away as above stated…..Deceased, who was a daughter of the late Mr. G. Barling, leaves a widower and six sons to mourn their irreparable loss.

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