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Featured image: Former Eurobodalla Shire Chambers, Campbell Street, Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 January 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MODERN TIMES – The past ten years or so have revolutionised living for the dairymen, those who are able to avail themselves of modern conveniences. A dairy farmer from Eurobodalla drove his own car to Cobargo on Xmas day to feast with relatives. In… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 28 December 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA SPORTS – A Soldier’s Memorial, to be erected in the local School of Arts, is the laudable object the patriotic residents of Narooma have in view by holding the day’s Sports on New Year’s Day, for which they have provided a most attractive programme of interesting events.  P.P. BOARD – Attention is… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AN OUTSPOKEN SOLDIER – Private Oswald Harper, a young Moruya native, son of Mr. C. A. Harper and Mrs. Harper, now of Ashfield, in writing home says, among other things:- “War is hell, but the only way to end it is to exterminate the Hun, that is what we are fighting for, and… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 27 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOUNDED – Mr. M. Keating received word last week that his youngest son, Private Jack Keating, had been wounded in the hand and now in Beaufort Hospital England. PROMOTION – We are pleased to report that Pte. Harry Duncan of Eurobodalla, (who sailed just a year ago to take his place in the… 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

Early local papers were very much the Facebook of their time. From the October 11 edition of the Moruya Examiner we read of weeds in Cobargo, the opening of a new church at Eurobodalla, the re-opening of a cheese factory on the Deua and the death of a pioneering lady! Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: POOR “COCKY”. – A… Read More