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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 December 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ROLL OF HONOUR – On Tuesday last Mr Joe Grumley, who had just returned to Moruya after seeing his second son, T. J. Grumley, sail for the front on Saturday, received a cable containing the bad news that his eldest son, W. L. Grumley, who had enlisted over 12 months ago, had been wounded… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 29 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BLOOD POISONING – Mr. C. Stewart who has just completed a pretty stone and brick cottage in Fitroy St. for himself, is now suffering from a poisoned finger, and the Doctor has ordered him to rest for a few days. YOUR DUTY – The duty of electors is to go to the Court… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: XMAS – Xmas of 1914 passed off very quietly in this district, the majority of residents observing the old custom of gathering their families around their own festive board for the Xmas pudding. Boxing Day was spent by the majority in picknicing near the sea beach, some amusing themselves by fishing off… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA PUNT – A Narooma resident writes to say that owing to the punt rope breaking all traffic was suspended last week, causing considerable delay and annoyance. It is undoubtly time that some steps should be taken to have a bridge erected across this river, and sink the obsolete punt now in… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MUSIC AND WATER – Mr. Weatherby is, without doubt, an enterprising and up-to-date citizen. Not only has he put a fleet of light pleasure boats and oil launches on the river but has now installed a piano in one of the latter, which will, no doubt, be greatly appreciated by music moonlight… Read More

This article, based on an interview with Mr George Chewying,  has been taken from un unpublished work by Noel Warry (1922 – 2006) from her unpublished book Camp Fire Tales   An earlier version of this story was previously published in the MDHs Journal, September, 1994. It has been republished in the MDHS Journal, September, 2013. The article is based on the recollections of George Chewying and his memories of a childhood… Read More