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Featured Image: The facade of the Narooma Kinema, housed in the historic Soldiers Memorial School of Arts Hall. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 April 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: KIND FRIENDS – We have to acknowledge with sincere thanks some beautiful samples of his choice apples from Mr S. Kimpton, of Deua River, and a case of the very best pears and apples from Mr Jos…. Read More

Featured image: A card from the Anderson family collection of 1920’s Christmas cards Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES – The Officials have issued the programme for their annual two days’ race meeting which takes place on the Moruya course on Monday and Tuesday, 4th and 5th of February, 1918. The Moruya Cup carries 55 sovereigns,… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 1 July 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONVALESCENT – We are pleased to report that Moruya’s leviathan stock dealer, Mr. Martin Keating, who has recently been seriously ill, is now almost as well as ever. MARRIAGE – Private William R. Wood formerly of Yarranung (Bega) was married in Sydney last Saturday to Miss Wavish, prior to his departure for the… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 22 April, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: £10 REWARD – A reward of £10 will be given to any person who will supply information that will lead to the CONVICTION of the contemptible cur who threw a poisoned bait over the fence at the Sergeant’s quarters on the night of the 16th instant, which resulted in the death of my dog.  MARY… Read More

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 November: Gals. Delivered 6087 (last year 13,660) ; pounds of cheese made, 5255 ( last year 12,254)…. 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

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Once again, these extracts show that even though our language has changed and become less flowery, some elements of our lives really haven’t changed that much over the past century. We still compete in all sorts of events – the ploughing match wouldn’t have been too different to the events at our… Read More

We are currently going through the trials and tribulations of waiting for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout- in whatever shape or form. What we tend to forget is that this is far from being a new story. Just over one hundred years ago residents of our district were waiting patiently for the rollout of the then ‘state-of-the -art’ communication technology of the time- the telephone. While the technology has certainly changed… Read More

Times have certainly changed! Quite recently a wedding guest who was shamed by a bride complaining about a wedding gift hit back at the demeaning newlywed by releasing her sneering messages to the world. After attending a lavish wedding reception in June, the guest, identified as Tanya, received an unsympathetic, ungrateful and “infuriating” Facebook message about her wedding gift. This couldn’t happen in earlier times even if the technology was available. Gift… Read More

In 1924, when she was 65, the Education department’s age for retirement in those days, the powers-that-be asked Mrs Johnston to continue teaching. She retired three years later at the age of 68 Sixteen Women of Early Eurobodalla Noel Warry, Moruya and District Historical Society 1990 In my research over the past week I have come across recounts of some amazingly effective teachers. Monday’s post, based on the autobiography of AV Colefax, mentioned… Read More