Tag: Billy Hughes

  • 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 […]

  • “War is hell….” News from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917

    “War is hell….” News from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AN OUTSPOKEN SOLDIER – Private Oswald Harper, a young Moruya native, son of Mr. C. A. Harper and Mrs. Harper, now of Ashfield, in writing home says, among other things:- “War is hell, but the only […]

  • News from 100 years ago

    News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 December 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ROLL OF HONOUR – On Tuesday last Mr Joe Grumley, who had just returned to Moruya after seeing his second son, T. J. Grumley, sail for the front on Saturday, received a cable containing the bad news […]

  • Pretty Churches, A Returned Hero and Council Updates – News From 100 Years Ago

    Pretty Churches, A Returned Hero and Council Updates – News From 100 Years Ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 November 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FAREWELL – A pleasant afternoon was spent at their pretty Coila Church on Friday last, when a representative number of our Presbyterian friends from different parts of the parish met together to say farewell to the […]