Category: 100 Years Ago

  • Sugar shortages, low rascals, a shamrock and other news from 100 years ago.

    Sugar shortages, low rascals, a shamrock and other news from 100 years ago.

    Featured image:  Wallace St., Braidwood April 2013. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 3 July 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS.– The Braidwood Municipal Council has adopted a small lighting scheme for the town. Our Shire Council evidently does not believe in “Letting their light so shine […]

  • A dastardly act by some silly coots – and more news from 1900 years ago

    A dastardly act by some silly coots – and more news from 1900 years ago

    Featured image: Coman’s Mine, Nerrigundah Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 26 June 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society SHEEP MOVING.– On Wednesday  part of the big mob of sheep, which left Cowra in September of last year passed through Moruya.  There were 4000 head when they started on their […]

  • Fish Oh! – and other news from 100 years ago

    Fish Oh! – and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: A ledger from the Moruya Cheese Factory showing the daily record of milk and cheese. – now in the MDHS archives. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 19 June 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society MILK.- Our local suppliers are obtaining the splendid price of 1/- per gallon […]

  • No luck for Mr Luck – and other news from 100 years ago.

    No luck for Mr Luck –  and other news from 100 years ago.

    Featured image: C. Irwin seems to be an earlier version of Gordon Warren, a moruya man who won many prizes for his poultry. Cups, trophies, plaques and ribbons won by mr Warren are in our museum’s collection.. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 12 June 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical […]

  • Shire-wide news from 100 years ago – 9 May 1920.

    Shire-wide news from 100 years ago – 9 May 1920.

    Featured image: A pipe from our collection – currently in the parlour of the museum. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 29 May 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society THE ANTI TOBACCO CAMPAIGN. A TIMELY WARNING. Prohibitionists often deny that there is any intention of teetotal extremists to attack the […]

  • Death, destruction and silver mining – some of the news from 100 years ago

    Death, destruction and silver mining – some of the news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Moruya Post Office, cnr Campbell and Page Street. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 5 June 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society PRESENTATION.—At the service in the Kiora Church on Thursday even-last an interesting little ceremony was witnessed when Miss Nella Parbery was made the recipient of a […]

  • One hundred years ago a bridesmaid wore ‘a confection of champagne crepe de chine… with a smart black hat’.

    One hundred years ago a bridesmaid wore ‘a confection of champagne crepe de chine… with a smart black hat’.

    Featured image: Ryan’s Club House Hotel, Queen St, Moruya c.1920s. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 22 May 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society RYAN—SKEHAN At the Sacred Heart Church, Moruya, on Wednesday, the wedding of Mr. Harold Albert Ryan, late 5th Light Horse Regiment, youngest son of Mr. George […]

  • The demolition of an old landmark and other news from 100 years ago

    The demolition of an old landmark and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: The Moruya Court House, Vulcan St, Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 May 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society COURT HOUSE FENCE.- Mr. Brogan received a telegram from contractor Veitch, who is at present in Sydney, stating that he had interviewed the Works Dept. and they […]

  • Boats, dredges and punts as well as other news from 100 years ago

    Boats, dredges and punts as well as other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: The ‘Archimedes’, a dredge that was working on the Moruya River in the 1890s. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 May 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society PUNT WIRE BROKEN.- Traffic across Wagonga River was held up for a short time on Tuesday through the Wee Clyde […]

  • Anyone for tennis? News from 100 years ago

    Anyone for tennis? News from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Early tennis players, Moruya. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 1 May 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society RETURN THANKS.- We desire to return our very sincere thanks to all those who so kindly assisted in the publication of the “Examiner” during the family’s absence at the bedside […]