100 Years Ago – 25 November 1922

MR. Bert Coppin, who was the successful tenderer for the contract, has commenced the work of erecting a dwarf retaining fence at the Moruya Court House.

Bert Coppin on another project – building tanks with Abe Louttit and Jim Donovan

ONE of Nelligen’s oldest identities in the person of Mr. Albert Edward Webber, died at the age of 79 years on 14th inst. With the exception of one son, his family of four stalwart sons and daughters with their mother were present at the death-bed. The funeral took place on 16th, the remains being interred in the C.E. portion of the Nelligen cemetery. …

MR. A Fenning’s punt, loaded with logs, foundered off Schnapper Point, Bateman’s Bay, on Friday of last week. The crew had barely time to make their escape before, the punt sank.

THE giving of stamped receipts for payments by cheque became compulsory last week.

THE old jealousy between Tilba and Central Tilba has been vigorously revived by the proposal to have a combined cheese factory for the district on a site known as Marshmead Willows, situate between the two villages. At present each centre has its cheese factory, that at Central having 30 suppliers, and that at Tilba only eight. Both have been condemned by the Department, and hence the suggestion for a combined factory, and the site mentioned has been selected by the Departmental officers as the best for the purpose of water supply. If erected there the Tilba suppliers would have to travel a mile further, while those at Central would have to go only about 600 yards further than at present. … The Central men, while agreeable to a combined factory, are dead up against the proposal to have it so close to its hated rival. So things are at a deadlock. If the people there were as united on this matter as they invariably are on politics, all would be well.

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

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