Seasons Greetings to all

The Moruya District Historical Society extends greetings to all members, volunteers and supporters for Christmas 2019. The Society appreciates the support and interest of the local community and welcomes new members and supporters. The Museum will be open and our Genealogy office available for family history enquiries on the following dates in January. The Gene [...]

The Saucy Kate Jazz Rag Hits Moruya – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE JAZZ CRAZE. – We are in receipt from the publishers, Chapmans, Sydney, a copy of the new Saucy Kate Jazz Rag, the most popular society hit of the season. XMAS FAIR. – Our readers are [...]

Moruya was blessed with over 5 inches of rain in one week!

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TERRIBLE AFFLICTION. – A shocking tragedy occurred at Kyogle on Sunday morning, when three children – Bertha Amy Arnett (16), Eva Maude Arnett (13) and Francis Ernest Arnett (11) – were drowned in the Richmond River. [...]

A Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas

The following is based on a story which appeared in an article called “Moruya – Past and Present”. It was expressly written for the “Moruya Examiner” by “Walrab”. “Walrab (Barlow backwards) was Reginald Heber Barlow, local teacher, surveyor, architect and contributor of newspaper articles. This article was originally published 26th January 1888 and reprinted in [...]

Carols, Holidays, Rain and War News – all from 100 years ago.

Featured Image: Opening of the old Moruya Cheese Factory at Kiora (MDHS Collection) Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 18 December 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CAROL SINGING – We hear that the Methodist Church choir intends singing carols on Xmas Eve. FACTORY RETURNS – Kiora Factory returns for [...]

Holiday Rentals, Farm Visits and French Movie Stars – 5 December, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: A RARE CHANCE – The two pilot cottages at the Heads have been placed in the hands of the local Crown Land Agent, Mr. Dixon, as agent for the Resumed Properties Department. Mr. Dixon is [...]

Trove Tuesday – Christmas Puddings of 1913

Every year at this time in Australia, we suffer (or enjoy) a terrible mismatch between the traditions of our European heritage and the heat of an Australian summer. Our traditional Christmas dinner, celebrated in Australia since the first settlement, features  food created for appetites that were shaped by the depths of a European winter.  These [...]