News from 100 years ago – 3 December 1921


Moruya Cemetery
Featured Image: Early view of St Mary’s Convent, Moruya

BUSINESS SOLD. – Mrs. J. Strahan has disposed of the goodwill and stock of her Shamrock Tea-rooms to Mr. R. Hilliers, chef at the Hotel Adelaide, who takes immediate possession.

NEW SETTLERS LEAGUE. – Mr. Flemming, organizer for the New Settlers’ League of Australia (N.S.W. Division) addressed a meeting in the Shire Hall on Thursday night, when a branch of the League was formed and the following officers appointed: – President, Cr. T. Flood; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. A. L. Jeffery and H. J. Thomson; Treasurer to Secretary, Mr. W. Jermyn; Committee (with power to add to their number), Messrs. E. J. Egan, R. L. Dawson, A. M. Wilson, A. H. Preddy, C. Chessman, H. P. Jeffery, A. F. Emmott, G. W. Mitchell, Revs. G. A. Sanders and J. B. Fulton.

REMEMBER the Referendum for town lighting closes today (Saturday) at 6 p.m.

ANNUAL CONVENT BALL. – Under most auspicious circumstance the annual ball in connection with St. Mary’s Convent was held in the Centennial Hall on Friday of last week. An enthusiastic and energetic committee worked with unabated zeal to make the function a success, and the result should certainly be a cause for gratification to themselves and our estimable band of Good Samaritan Sisters…..The walls were gracefully adorned with Zamia palm and colored streamers, while the piano stage and front door screen were prettily festooned, the brilliant electric light considerably enhancing the charming effect. Out of a bevy of smartly frocked and pretty maidens, Mrs. O. Turnbull was declared belle of the ball by the majority vote of those present, and the prize for the best pair of waltzers was awarded to Mr. Eric Windsor and Miss Jessie Crapp.

SPORTING NOTES. – Strangles have been unusually severe up Deua River and Araluen way of late. Mr. W. McIntosh had the misfortune to lose two animals on the same night. Mr. Harvison’s maiden gelding, Soult’s Dream, is to be shipped by the Bateman’s Bay steamer, this afternoon, for Sydney. This half-brother of Phast Dream is to be prepared to race amongst the all heights at A.R.C. meetings.

BATEMAN’S BAY. – (From our Correspondent.) The annual public meeting of the Progress Association was held last Thursday….The following resolutions were passed as suggestions for the new committee, viz. :- (a) That an effort be made to establish public baths. (b) To establish a Mechanic’s Institute. (c) To revoke the aboriginal reserve and to have available Crown land sold by public auction….the following officers were appointed : President, Mr. N. Ollson; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. Bills and A. H. Annetts; Hon. Sec., Mr. E. Lunn.

MOGO. – (From our Correspondent.) The Anglican Bishop of Goulburn recently passed through, stopping here for a service. There were several candidates for confirmation, and it is said a fine sermon was preached. Mr. George Veitch has started his mill off working again, and it is hoped that an increased timber business will warrant the continuance of full steam ahead. Mr. George jnr.,….intends to take unto himself a wife. His pretty new home at Bateman’s Bay is a credit to him and an adornment to the sea-side.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc. https://www.mdhs.org.au


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