Tag: Agriculture

  • Horses leave for war, shipping stops and the circus comes to town – one hundred years ago.

    Horses leave for war, shipping stops and the circus comes to town – one hundred years ago.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HORSES WANTED – Mr. L. Want, Government buyer of military remounts and all kinds of horses useful for military purposes, will be in attendance at Moruya on Friday next, 18th inst, to inspect consignments booked […]

  • Holiday Rentals, Farm Visits and French Movie Stars – 5 December, 1914

    Holiday Rentals, Farm Visits and French Movie Stars  – 5 December, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: A RARE CHANCE – The two pilot cottages at the Heads have been placed in the hands of the local Crown Land Agent, Mr. Dixon, as agent for the Resumed Properties Department. Mr. Dixon is […]

  • The Great War, Spring Novelties and Strippers – all on 26 September, 1914

    The Great War, Spring Novelties and Strippers – all on 26 September, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SPRING NOVELTIES – Our Queen-st. milliner, Miss Clements, left for Sydney on Monday last to purchase her spring stock. Her patrons should therefore be on the watch for the arrival of the new shipment, as […]

  • Moruya’s Racing Reverends and other news from 19 September, 1914

    Moruya’s Racing Reverends and other news from 19 September, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PUBLIC BATHS – We understand that the Council has secured the right from the Government to erect public baths in the River near the Hospital, but so far there is no sign of a start […]

  • NEWSFLASH – Eurobodalla Shire has best roads – August 29, 1914

    NEWSFLASH – Eurobodalla Shire has best roads – August 29, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OUR ROADS – With the permanent establishment of the motor car conveyance of passengers, and in many cases mails, the public naturally expect to see our main roads kept in first-class order, more especially the […]

  • JOHN ROSS – MORUYA’S FIRST PILOT AND HARBOUR MASTER

    JOHN ROSS – MORUYA’S FIRST PILOT AND HARBOUR MASTER

    Stand at the North Head breakwall and look across to the other shore. Up on the hill you will see the Pilot Station of the Moruya River. There has been a station in this spot since 1860, when a Pilot and Harbour Master was first appointed. The first Pilot was John Ross. He was born […]

  • The winds of war and pedigree pigs – 100 years ago – 1st August, 1914.

    The winds of war and pedigree pigs – 100 years ago – 1st August, 1914.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LONDON, THURSDAY – A European war is almost certain. Germany sent an ultimatum to Russia, giving 24 hours to explain her mobilisating. The Austrians occupied Belgrade after a heavy bombardment, which did considerable damage. The […]

  • One hundred years ago – 11 October

    One hundred years ago – 11 October

    Early local papers were very much the Facebook of their time. From the October 11 edition of the Moruya Examiner we read of weeds in Cobargo, the opening of a new church at Eurobodalla, the re-opening of a cheese factory on the Deua and the death of a pioneering lady! Shire-wide news extracts from the […]

  • The original Southeast HARVESTS in Moruya

    The original Southeast HARVESTS in Moruya

    Everyone would be aware that today was SAGE’s  South East Harvest festival in Moruya. This festival showcased the richness and diversity of locally grown produce. Moruya and the surrounding districts have long been associated with agriculture. An account of the very early days of European land use in the area can be found in William […]