Category: Moruya District

  • Memories of Moruya Show

    Memories of Moruya Show

    by Shirley Jurmann Yes, I’m talking about the MORUYA Show, not the Eurobodalla Show. The Agricultural and Pastoral Society was first formed in 1869. Soon the Show became an event eagerly looked forward to by children and adults alike. In 1890 an area on the river bank near where the Bowling Green and Tennis Courts […]

  • Christina Strahan – Mistress of the Culinary Art

    Christina Strahan – Mistress of the Culinary Art

    By  Shirley Jurmann Christina (known as Tina) was born in 1872 in Tambaroora/Hillend to parents who had immigrated from Germany. She married John Francis Strahan in 1900 in Sydney. In 1910 they purchased the property known as “The Orchards”, Mynora, which was lot 116 on the riverbank and across the creek from Joseph and John […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 3 December 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 3 December 1921

    BUSINESS SOLD. – Mrs. J. Strahan has disposed of the goodwill and stock of her Shamrock Tea-rooms to Mr. R. Hilliers, chef at the Hotel Adelaide, who takes immediate possession. NEW SETTLERS LEAGUE. – Mr. Flemming, organizer for the New Settlers’ League of Australia (N.S.W. Division) addressed a meeting in the Shire Hall on Thursday […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 26 November 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 26 November 1921

    Featured Image: Sharks caught near Moruya in 1902 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  26 November 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society SURFERS, BEWARE! – A number of our exchanges report that sharks are numerous along our coast at present. Several 14-feet specimens have lately been observed patrolling the surf further south. […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 5 November 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 5 November 1921

    Featured Image: Illustration from The Young Fur Traders 1949. MDHS collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  5 November 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society EMASCULATION. – Owing to unforeseen circumstances Mr. M. E. Ryan was unable to operate in Moruya yesterday but expects to do so on Monday Next. LAUNCHING OF BOAT. […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 29 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 29 October 1921

    Featured Image: Pollock’s Store and Post Office, Nerrigundah. MDHS collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  29 October 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society RETURNED. – Our proprietor, Mr. R. H. Harvison, after five months’ absence in the metropolis, returned home on Wednesday, looking remarkably well after his recent severe bout of bronchitis […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 22 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 22 October 1921

    PROCLAMATION. – A proclamation has been gazetted which makes it an offence to pluck wild flowers except by cutting. A person cannot pick wild flowers on private land except with the permission of the owner. A close season will be provided for certain wild flowers. SALMA GUNDY TEA. – Artistically decorated with roses were the spacious […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 15 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 15 October 1921

    Featured Image: Bodalla cemetery Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  8 October 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society CHEAP TELEPHONE. – Mr. Austin Chapman [MP for Eden- Monaro] in Parliament last week………advocated a telephone in every house, at a rental charge of one pound per annum, with six free calls per day, all other […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 8 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 8 October 1921

    Featured Image: The Royal Hotel Moruya stood on the corner of Page and Queen Streets. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  8 October 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society OBITUARY. – ….we have to report the untimely death of Mr. R. N. Carden, licensee of the Royal Hotel, at the comparatively early age […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 1 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 1 October 1921

    Featured Image: The new school in Bodalla that is referred to in this issue replaced this schoolhouse and residence. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  1 October 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society OPENING OF THE NEW BODALLA SCHOOL. – … took place under happy auspices on Saturday last, 24th einst. It has for […]