News from 100 years ago – 21 January 1922

21st January, 1922

DONNELLY BROTHERS. – are having Phone No. 28 installed at their new butchery. …The shop in Campbell Street has undergone thorough renovation, having been repainted, re-netted etc. A fine draft of Braidwood fattened bullocks in charge of Mr. Allan Rankin, have arrived for the shambles.

STOCK MOVING. – Mr. Harry McIntosh has left Moruya with a draft of 20 fine 4-year-old fleshy bullocks for Mr. Martin Keating’s Braidwood fattening paddocks. This careful drover will return with 20 fat bullocks, out of 100 already there, which will be put through Mr. Keating’s Moruya shambles.

AMUSU THEATER. – Annette Kellerman in ‘What Women Love’ – to-night (Saturday.)

SIGNS OF PROGRESS. – There is evident in Moruya at present conspicuous signs of progress. New buildings are being erected, old ones demolished and re-erected on more modern lines, houses renovated and painted, and new businesses opened. The latest is a boot repairing shop, which is conducted by Mr. K. (“Charlie”) Matson in Queen Street. If our Councillor would only curb and gutter the footpaths, and the landowners electrically light the town, we could boost Moruya as the prettiest, healthiest, most progressive, and happiest town on the South Coast to live in.

WEDDING. – On Thursday, 12th inst., the Methodist Church, Bateman’s Bay, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, when Mr. P. J. (“Jack”) Gale (late A.I.F.) was united to Miss May Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Roberts, of Bateman’s Bay, the ceremony being performed by Rev. H. N. Whiteman.

NERRIGUNDAH. – A novel but delightfully enjoyable evening was spent in the School of Arts on 13th inst. on the occasion of a Complimentary Ball given expressively by the ladies of the Nerrigundah War Committee to the gents in appreciation of the good work rendered by them during the war and in return to a similar entertainment tendered to the ladies some time ago. … The whole entertainment was conducted by the ladies (even the carrying and chopping of wood.) A programme of delightful music was supplied by Messrs. A. A. Byrne, Perry, Jessop and Stormon and during the evening songs were rendered by Mrs. Perry and Mr. Kelly also a jig by little Miss Byrne.

ADVERTISMENT. – MORUYA FREEZING WORKS. Having taken over the Works we beg to announce that we are Cash Buyers of – Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Rabbits, Also Skins. Ice Orders packed and promptly attended to and despatched. Cold Storage available for perishables. By strict attention to business we hope to command the respect of the public of the district. SIDDALL & DE MESTRE.

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


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