Tag: Braidwood

  • Sugar shortages, low rascals, a shamrock and other news from 100 years ago.

    Sugar shortages, low rascals, a shamrock and other news from 100 years ago.

    Featured image:  Wallace St., Braidwood April 2013. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 3 July 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS.– The Braidwood Municipal Council has adopted a small lighting scheme for the town. Our Shire Council evidently does not believe in “Letting their light so shine […]

  • Bushrangers raid Mr Hassall’s cattle and other news from 100 years ago

    Bushrangers raid Mr Hassall’s cattle and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Robbery Under Arms, Charles E. Hammond (1870-1953) / Public domain Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 3 April 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society PICTURE MAKING. – The Pacific Photography Co. is producing the picture “Robbery Under Arms” in Braidwood and district.  The company has a number of […]

  • The editor’s ”’I told you so”, the ‘new’ Country Party and other news from 100 years ago

    The editor’s ”’I told you so”, the ‘new’  Country Party and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Queen St. Moruya looking westward from Vulcan St. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 March 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society VOTING TO-DAY.  No matter how disgusted the electors may feel with our politicians of the past, it is their bounden duty to go to the poll […]

  • Returned Heroes, Death and Tennis – News from 100 years ago.

    Returned Heroes, Death and Tennis – News from 100 years ago.

    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 […]

  • ‘The Man From Merricumbene’ and Conscriptionitis – News from 14.10.1916

    ‘The Man From Merricumbene’ and Conscriptionitis  – News from 14.10.1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: REFERENDUM VOTE – During the remaining portion of this month up to the 28th, the date on which the Referendum vote will be taken, the whole of the Commonwealth will be canvassed by the best speakers […]

  • A lady bank clerk comes to Bega and other news from 100 years ago.

    A lady bank clerk comes to Bega and other news from 100 years ago.

    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 […]

  • Moruya Votes For 6pm Closing – news from 17 june, 1916

    Moruya Votes For 6pm Closing – news from 17 june, 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 17 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WHARF ROAD – We are pleased to hear that those of our Shire Councillors, interviewed on the subject, are quite in accord with the views expressed by us in a recent issue favouring the formation of […]

  • Little Interest In an Anzac Memorial for Moruya in 1916

    Little Interest In an Anzac Memorial for Moruya in 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ANZAC DAY – The public meeting called by circular, issued under the hand of the Shire President for Wednesday night last to arrange the best means of commemorating Anzac Day, which falls on Tuesday, the 25th […]

  • In 1840 Broulee was ‘a perfect hell upon earth’

    In 1840 Broulee was ‘a perfect hell upon earth’

    Today Broulee is a popular place and a real population centre. However it has not always been so attractive and so popular. Where land and property is relatively easy to sell and expensive to purchase now, it wasn’t always the case. The first port in the Eurobodalla area was established at Broulee. As a  dangerous […]

  • The First Cars In Moruya and District

    The First Cars In Moruya and District

    The South Coast Nationals, a major annual  event for a number of vehicle genres which attracts thousands of people over two days, is being held at Moruya High School grounds this weekend. This unique event offers entrants and spectators a safe, secure, fun weekend with amusements for the kids, stalls for all and refreshments. Many […]