The palatial Hyland’s Hotel, Narooma and New Years Eve ‘celebrations’- news from 100 years ago today

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 17 January 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: POLICE COURT. – At Moruya Police Court on Wednesday, before Mr. Shropshire, P.M., two local lads were convicted of celebrating the New Year to the detriment of others, viz., by daubing carbide over doors, gates and animals, [...]

Mrs Heffernan’s Bazaar, Mr Mackay’s Plans For a Batemans Bay Race Club and Election Results – Some of the news from 3 January 1920

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TENDERS for purchase of E.L. Arnett’s “Cooboora” farm close on 20th Inst. LAND SALE. – Keating and Lynch report a very successful sale on Saturday last. On account of Mr John Mitchell they disposed for five [...]

Riotous behaviour in Church Street – News from 100 years ago.

Featured image: The Club House Hotel, Queen Street Moruya. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Advertisers and Correspondents please note that there will be no issue of the “Examiner” next week. TOURISTS say that Narooma to Moruya is the greenest spot on [...]

The Saucy Kate Jazz Rag Hits Moruya – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE JAZZ CRAZE. – We are in receipt from the publishers, Chapmans, Sydney, a copy of the new Saucy Kate Jazz Rag, the most popular society hit of the season. XMAS FAIR. – Our readers are [...]

Moruya was blessed with over 5 inches of rain in one week!

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TERRIBLE AFFLICTION. – A shocking tragedy occurred at Kyogle on Sunday morning, when three children – Bertha Amy Arnett (16), Eva Maude Arnett (13) and Francis Ernest Arnett (11) – were drowned in the Richmond River. [...]

A Happy and Prosperous New Year To All – News from the Moruya Examiner 100 years ago

Featured image: Former Eurobodalla Shire Chambers, Campbell Street, Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 January 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MODERN TIMES – The past ten years or so have revolutionised living for the dairymen, those who are able to avail themselves of modern conveniences. A dairy [...]

Featured Publication – Moruya Pioneer Directory

Give your family history research a great boost in 2019 by buying the updated version of the Moruya Pioneer Directory. This brilliant resource, now in Cd form, includes 5 pdf files. 1. Moruya Pioneer Directory 2018 (This is an updated version of the original Pioneer Directory by Kay Fensom Boyce). 2. Parish of Moruya Map [...]

1918 winds down in the Moruya Examiner

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 28 December 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA SPORTS – A Soldier’s Memorial, to be erected in the local School of Arts, is the laudable object the patriotic residents of Narooma have in view by holding the day’s Sports on New Year’s Day, [...]

Seasons Greetings!

What would Christmas be without the much loved symbols of the season - the decorated Christmas tree, gift giving, Christmas crackers (bon bons) and Christmas cards? These symbols all became immensely popular during the Victorian era. By 1900 Christmas was the biggest celebration in the British, and therefore Australian, calendar, The first Christmas card was [...]

Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book

Inside Our Collection - The Letter Book One of the most intriguing and fragile objects now on display in our current exhibition Milk - The River of Life is a letter copying book dating from 1881. The book is a hard bound volume with a tan leather spine that is inscribed "letter book" The book has [...]