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This article on the Commercial Hotel is Part 5 of a series of articles Hotels in the Eurobodalla written for the MDHS Journal by Susan Pryke.  The earliest notice of the Commercial Hotel in the files of the Moruya and District Historical Society is a small advertisement for Thomas Staunton’s Commercial Hotel, listed in the Moruya Examiner, 7 December 1878. It was built on the site of the former Gold Diggers Arms on the… Read More

Education in Advertising In yesterday’s post on this blog there were frequent references to the Brooks’s Reader series in Bob Colefax’s autobiography. A quick search of TROVE brought to light the following advertisement of thee Brooks’s texts of the time. Although the advertisement is from 1905 and Bob Colefax didn’t start school until 1910 the books would have been exactly the same. The advertisement featured in The Children’s Newspaper, 28 September, 1899… Read More