Category: Feature

  • News from 100 years ago – 27 May 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 27 May 1922

    27 May, 1922 Messrs. E. de Mestre and G. E. Siddall notify in this issue dissolution of partnership in the business of Moruya Refrigerating Works. PERSONS on the look-out for a comfortable home and an exceptionally rich small farm, will have the opportunity of doing so on next Saturday week, when Mrs. J. Strahan’s property […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 20 May 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 20 May 1922

    20 May 1922 OWING to a cyclonic disturbance, which greatly disorganised shipping, the local steamer did not arrive until Tuesday last, four days over her schedule time. MR. W. S. NELSON, of Bergalia Store, having disposed of his handy little Hupmobile car to Mr. Fred Hutchings, has invested in a new 1922 model two-seater Buik. […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 13 May 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 13 May 1922

    DONNELY BROS. slaughtered a prime cow last week end, fattened in Luck’s paddock. She turned the scales at 596 lbs, and is described as one of the best local beasts slaughtered for a long time. BROULEE. – Last week end a number of Isaac Walton’s deciples including Messrs A. H. Fox, M. J. Keating, Barty […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 6 May 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 6 May 1922

    QUAIL season opens May 15th, closes August 31st. Lieut.-Colonel Hurley (well-known in Moruya as proprietor of Moruya-Tilba “Times,”) has been appointed to the vacancy at the head of Commonwealth Immigration Dept. THE Austral Starch factory near Nelligen is suspending operations for three months with a view to increase capacity of output. Mr. Abraham Emmott resumed […]

  • Leo De Saxe – Moruya’s First ANZAC ?

    Leo De Saxe – Moruya’s First ANZAC ?

    Leopold Franklin (Bill) De Saxe (1893–1988) was one of the first Moruya residents to volunteer for service in world War I enlisting at the age of 21 on 17 August 1914. He sailed from Albany on 1 November, disembarking in Alexandria, Egypt in early December 1914. He was sent with the A&NZ Division from there […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 22 April 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 22 April 1922

    NAROOMA was well patronized again this year by long distance tourists, judging by the car loads that passed through Moruya making that way. The weather has been ideal for seaside resorts. Barbed wire may only be used lawfully if it falls entirely within the land boundaries of the person erecting it. WEDDING. – The Sacred […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 15 April 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 15 April 1922

     The Sydney show is said to excel any of its predecessors as an all-round exhibition. The South Coast and Tableland won the District Trophy Display at the Sydney Show by 4 points. The population of N.S.W. at the end of December was estimated at 2,128,786, an increase of 36,451 during the year. The natural increase […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 8 April 1922

    News from 100 years ago – 8 April 1922

    P.P. BOARD ELECTION. – Messrs. H. J. Thomson, H. J. Mallon, F. H. Anderson, J. and R. M. Bate, A. G. Sutherland, F. W. Cork and L. D. Hawdon have been elected as directors of the Broulee P.P. Board for three years. NIGHTLY DISTURBANCE. – As we have written before, Campbell Street has always been […]

  • Moruya granite and the Harbour Bridge

    Moruya granite and the Harbour Bridge

    On 19th Jan 2022 the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be 90 yrs old, celebrations are planned in Sydney and Moruya. The following text about the granite used in the bridge is extracted from Moruya’s “Golden Years” About to Begin by Shirley Jurmann So Moruya granite had been chosen for the pylons of the new North […]