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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 right to vote should go to the poll and exercise it, fully satisfying his or her conscience… Read More

Featured image: A card from the Anderson family collection of 1920’s Christmas cards Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES – The Officials have issued the programme for their annual two days’ race meeting which takes place on the Moruya course on Monday and Tuesday, 4th and 5th of February, 1918. The Moruya Cup carries 55 sovereigns,… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of the week ending Friday 3 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRE – Early on Sunday morning the Flat Rock Sawmill near Brooman owned by Mr. Allen, was totally destroyed by fire. The plant was insured. ILLNESS – We are sorry to report that Mrs. Currie, of Araluen, and daughter of Mr. M. Keating, of Mullenderree, is again in a… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MADAME PETROVA in her latest and greatest success The Waiting Soul, Star Theatre tonight. INCOME TAX – Several city people have been fined £50 for not sending in Income Tax returns. SCARCITY OF NEWSPAPER – “Everything comes to those wait”, (says Pambula “Voice”.) “After two year we received a bale of paper on… Read More

Featured image: Moruya Public School c.1910 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 April 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AUCTION SALE – Richardson, Wrench and Thomson, will offer the late Mr. E. M. Mort’s property, known as Dalmeny, Bodalla, for sale on the 20th inst. NEW LORRY – Mr. H. Waters is negotiating for the purchase of a new Fiat motor lorry to use in place… 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 27 January 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOTEL CHANGES HANDS – At the Moruya Court on Tuesday the license of the Adelaide Hotel was transferred from Ada Pollock to “Tom” Mallet of the Hotel Carlton, Sydney. H. J. THOMSON will offer three milking cows for sale at the Adelaide Hotel today. GENERAL ENTRY – Horse owners are reminded that general entry… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 30 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CORPORAL L. W. Walker, Machine Gun Section, son of Mrs. J. H. Walker, of Queanbeyan, and brother of Mr. Leo Walker of this town, has been reported killed in action in France. Before enlisting he was a school teacher in the Government Service. MENINGITIS – On Wednesday morning last a young child of… Read More

Featured image: Toragy Point Cemetery, South Head Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 January 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: VITAL STATISTICS – Mr. Dixon, C.P.S., has kindly supplied us with the following statistics for the quarter ending 31st Dec., 1915 :- Births 12 males, 18 females; total 30. Deaths 8 males; 4 females; total 12. Marriages 10. HONEY – Those who have been provident… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WAR – Latest wires from the front are not very reassuring, and the horrible prospect of the Germans finally winning the war and taking Australia is still looming large. We don’t like the word conscription, but it appears, owing to the small numbers volunteering for the front, that it will have… Read More