Tag: Austin Chapman

  • 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 […]

  • Is the mental capacity of women equal to that of men? A debate in the news 100 years ago

    Is the mental capacity of women equal to that of men? A debate in the news 100 years ago

    Featured image: The girls at Moruya Public School at this time. They were presumably impressed by Rev. Fulton’s lecture – see the last article.. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 September 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society DEBATE.– A better attendance favored the newly formed Debating Society on Tuesday […]

  • ‘Sweet Nerrigundah’ and other news from 100 years ago

    ‘Sweet Nerrigundah’ and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Presbyterian Church, Evans Street Moruya, 2016. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 August 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society Hospital Ball 25th August. Horse sale 4th Sept. Red Cross Meeting on Tuesday next. Meeting to form debating society on 11th inst. Narooma R.C. Ball Friday next, 13th […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 24 July 1920

    News from 100 years ago – 24 July 1920

    Featured image: Major’s Creek Cemetery, 2014. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 July 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society SALE OF PROPERTY.– H. J. Thomson reports the private sale of Mr. M. McMahon’s compact little dairy and agricultural farm to Mrs. J. Heffernan and Mr. A.F. Emmott conjointly.  This […]

  • Examiner Editor Against Conscription – News from 100 years ago

    Examiner Editor Against Conscription – News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONSCRIPTION REFERENDUM – On Thursday next the people of the Commonwealth are asked to record their votes for or against Conscription for over-seas as propounded by Mr. Hughes, Prime Minister. Everyone who has been given the […]

  • 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 […]