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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 a blue green fabric cover.   Inside the book is an index and numbered pages of Japanese tissue… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of Date 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MEDICAL – Dr. Quilter, who is absent on holidays, has arranged with Dr. Hatherell to take over his practice for a fortnight. CHASING MUSHROOMS – Immediately after the Moruya Hurdle Race had been run on Tuesday last the Metropolitan champion hurdle and steeple-chase rider, E. Moon, was seen in the saddling paddock with a… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Miss Simpson of “Carolyn” who recently forwarded a large parcel of old kid gloves has received the following acknowledgement from Mrs. E. A. Harris, 283 George St, Sydney : – “Please accept my earnest thanks for your very kind contribution of old kid gloves for making into Aviator’s jackets. You will… Read More

Featured Image: Early Mogo ( MDHS Photographic Collection) Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ILLNESS We regret to hear that Mr John Underhill, A. R. Club’s popular secretary is still very ill in St. Vincent’s Hospital.       14/8/1915 DEATH – Mrs T. Underhill, snr, died at Bega a few days ago at the age of 91 years. Her funeral… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW MOTOR SERVICE: By our business page it will be seen that Mr. H.F. Thomas has opened up a new motor service from Bega to Moruya in conjunction with a Cooma service, connecting here with Harrison’s Nowra line. Mr. Thomas will run his cars to Eden, thus enabling passengers to catch the… Read More