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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RIFLEMEN are reminded that the annual general meeting of the Moruya Rifle Club takes place in the Shire Hall on June 29. FOR LEASE – Mr Harrison has for lease the spacious and comfortable residence, situated at the top of Campbell Street, and at present occupied by Mr. Kable, Forester, SAW MILL –… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOODCHOP – Axemen are reminded that nominations for Mr. P. Bill’s Boxing Day £10 woodchop close on Monday next, 21st inst. 19/12/1914 SCHOOL BREAK-UP – The Convent School children dispersed for the Christmas holidays yesterday. After a brief but interesting concert from the little ones the prizes were distributed by Father Cassidy…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WEATHER – Splendid soaking rain has been falling since Tuesday evening, and at the time of going to Press there was every appearance of it continuing. Up to 9 a m yesterday the following points, kindly supplied us by Postmaster Taylor, had been recorded: – Araluen 277 points, Braidwood 70, Goulburn… Read More

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 sand bar at the mouth of the Moruya River caused difficulties for smaller ships and prevented access… Read More

Everyone would be aware that today was SAGE’s  South East Harvest festival in Moruya. This festival showcased the richness and diversity of locally grown produce. Moruya and the surrounding districts have long been associated with agriculture. An account of the very early days of European land use in the area can be found in William Bayley’s Behind Broulee(1978). The book has been serialised in the society’s quarterly Journal. Journal articles from the… Read More