Tag: Dairy industry

  • Who was the best looking man in the district – Clarrie or Clive?

    Who was the best looking man in the district – Clarrie or Clive?

    Featured image: Vulcan Street Moruya looking south, c.1920 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 25 September 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society BEST-LOOKING MAN.– The committee in charge of the best-looking man competition in connection with the approaching C.E. Bazaar, announce that the seven leading names are:- Geo. Brown, Clive Burke, J.R. […]

  • No luck for Mr Luck – and other news from 100 years ago.

    No luck for Mr Luck –  and other news from 100 years ago.

    Featured image: C. Irwin seems to be an earlier version of Gordon Warren, a moruya man who won many prizes for his poultry. Cups, trophies, plaques and ribbons won by mr Warren are in our museum’s collection.. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 12 June 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical […]

  • ‘Square minded’ folk talk prohibition and other news from a hundred years ago

    ‘Square minded’ folk talk prohibition and other news from a hundred years ago

    Featured image: Section of our ‘Milk: the river of life’ exhibition. One of the highlights was an alpha Laval separator. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 March 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society ILLNESS.– Mrs A. Sebbens, post-mistress of Mogo has been seriously ill and confined to her bed […]

  • Nothing…has a more exhilarating effect on one’s nerves than the sound of a good brass band – News from 100 years ago.

    Nothing…has a more exhilarating effect on one’s nerves than the sound of a good brass band – News from 100 years ago.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 January 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PONY RACES. – Owners are again reminded that nominations for the Moruya Pony Club’s important big prize day’s racing, which takes place on the 4th proximo, close with Secretary, Mr. J. Hansen, this Saturday. No less a sum […]

  • Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book

    Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book

    Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book One of the most intriguing and fragile objects now on display in our current exhibition Milk – The River of Life is a letter copying book dating from 1881. The book is a hard bound volume with a tan leather spine that is inscribed “letter book” The book has […]

  • News from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917

    News from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MADAME PETROVA in her latest and greatest success The Waiting Soul, Star Theatre tonight. INCOME TAX – Several city people have been fined £50 for not sending in Income Tax returns. SCARCITY OF NEWSPAPER – “Everything […]

  • One hundred years ago – October 18

    One hundred years ago – October 18

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Ongoing research into the Moruya Examiner demonstrates that some things never change. This weeks similarity is the behaviour of audiences at the pictures. Perhaps the plot and acting in Geronimo’s Last Raid in 1913 was […]