MORUYA and District Historical Society


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOTEL LICENSE – Last Monday, the Licensing Bench visited Coxon’s Hotel, and , after inspecting the building, decided unanimously that the house was beyond repair, and that if a renewal of the license were desired, it would be necessary to build a new brick building. 27/3/1915 WAR HORSES – Mr. McNamara, of… Read More

So , thanks to the helpful hints from the Australian Women’s Weekly of Wednesday 26 September, 1962, we have the preparations for a Mad Men cocktail party well underway. We have organised: 1. The Critical Guest List – The AWW gave us  helpful hints on who to invite and who not to invite. Some of those suggestions hold true today! 2. The Drinks – Just as it does now, back in the 60′s the… Read More

Entertaining and need inspiration? With the Festive Season rapidly approaching any decent historian who needs inspiration ignores the latest issues of Delicious or Good Living and heads straight back into the past by looking through the back issues of the Australian Women’s Weekly. All back issues from 1933 to 1982 are now available on Trove. You can make Word, PDF of JPEG copies of articles or recipes of interest. A five-page special in… Read More

Does anyone else have their grandmother’s handwritten and much-loved recipes? And being 100% honest, does anyone use their old family recipes? To begin with, they’re usually in a old book in the back of a kitchen cupboard or in a box of old papers hidden away. In my case the handwriting is so faded that it is almost impossible to read. Or frustratingly, the recipe for the pastry for my Nan’s Neenish… Read More