Category: Built Heritage

  • Harvest Festivals and Agricultural Shows – a time of plenty

    Harvest Festivals and Agricultural Shows – a time of plenty

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FESTIVAL – Harvest Festival services have been arranged for Sunday next at St. John’s Church, both morning and evening. The special preacher at the evening service will be the Rev. Canon Macdonnell, of Goulburn. The […]

  • Enlistments, Hotel Windows, a Death and a Sale – News from 100 years ago

    Enlistments, Hotel Windows, a Death  and a Sale – News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TO THE FRONT – Mr. D.A.B. Pollock, solicitor, who has been on a visit to Nerrigundah, informs us that two of its residents have left for Sydney to enlist for the war, and that four […]

  • One hundred years ago – 13 June, 1914

    One hundred years ago – 13 June, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: COMPULSORY TRAINING FOR GIRLS – Should Australian girls be brought under some system of compulsory training to fit them to share in the defence of the country in time of war? This is the query […]

  • An Ornament To Moruya – one hundred years ago today, 9 May 1914

    An Ornament To Moruya – one hundred years ago today, 9 May 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AN ORNAMENT TO MORUYA – Standing well up from the ground at the corner of Campbell and Evans Streets, commanding one of the best views in the district, is the picturesque bungalow residence just completed […]

  • ANZAC Day – The Origin of the Dawn Service

    ANZAC Day – The Origin of the Dawn Service

    As we rapidly approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 in August, 1914, it is timely to reflect on the traditions and ceremonies that resulted from our participation in the Great War – the War to End All Wars. Australia’s participation in the WW1 was our first real test as a nation following Federation in […]

  • One hundred years ago today – 22 November,1913

    One hundred years ago today – 22 November,1913

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TWO NEW BOATS – Mr. Sim, manager of the I.S.N. Company, has forwarded us the following information, which will be read with interest by our shippers: – Dear Sir, – I am sure it will […]

  • The ‘Flamboyant Font’

    The ‘Flamboyant Font’

    Many artefacts in the Moruya and District Historical Society’s museum reflect the history of our town. The baptismal font from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moruya is no exception. This elaborate font was placed in the church in late May 1889 – the same year that the church was completed. Records of the time state: […]

  • Araluen, 1901 – A Town in Transition

    Araluen, 1901 – A Town in Transition

    What do you think of the tranquil Araluen Valley in 2013? When you drive down the sleepy Araluen valley these days it’s almost impossible to believe there was once a five kilometre stretch of businesses along the valley floor. But thanks to the gold-rush, Araluen in 1870 was a thriving town. In this post I […]

  • All Mod Cons – 1908-style!

    All Mod Cons – 1908-style!

    The following article, which sounds as if it belongs in the real estate section of the paper, comes from the Moruya Examiner of 24 October, 1908. Obviously in 1908 there was a concern over maintaining views – just as there is now. Facilities were important then too. The bathroom: with plunge and shower bath appliances comes […]

  • Some Things Never Change!

    Some Things Never Change!

    We are currently going through the trials and tribulations of waiting for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout- in whatever shape or form. What we tend to forget is that this is far from being a new story. Just over one hundred years ago residents of our district were waiting patiently for the rollout of […]