Tag: Education

  • News from 100 years ago – 15 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 15 October 1921

    Featured Image: Bodalla cemetery Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  8 October 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society CHEAP TELEPHONE. – Mr. Austin Chapman [MP for Eden- Monaro] in Parliament last week………advocated a telephone in every house, at a rental charge of one pound per annum, with six free calls per day, all other […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 3 September 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 3 September 1921

    WEDDING. – On Wednesday evening last a quiet wedding was celebrated at St. John’s Church Moruya, when Miss Amy Windley and Mr. Clarrie Chesher were married by Rev. G. A. Sanders. The bride was attended by Miss Vera Chesher, Mr. E. Hartmann officiating as best man. POLICE. – Mounted-Constable Byers, from Nimmitabel Station, arrived on […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 25 December 1920.

    News from 100 years ago – 25 December 1920.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 25 December 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society XMAS TREE.– The Xmas Tree Fair held under the auspices of the Methodist Church on Saturday and Monday nights was a complete success. A very large cherry tree laden with everything to delight the hearts of the juveniles, […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 18 December 1920

    News from 100 years ago – 18 December 1920

    Featured image: Gibson House and Emmott House (Moruya Museum) during Luminous, 17 December 2020 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 18 December 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society Doug aboard a broncho dashes up to a crowd of cow punchers and yells, “Come on quick, follow me—we’re going to fight!” Douglas Fairbanks in […]

  • 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. […]

  • High Class Bull and other news from one hundred years ago – 28.02.1920

    High Class Bull and other news from one hundred years ago – 28.02.1920

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 28 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SALE OF COTTAGE.- Mr George Barling has sold his comfortable cottage in Church Street to Mr Geo. Spence, the sum paid, we understand, being £500. HIGH STANDARD.- About 600 teachers in the service of the Education Dept. hold […]

  • ‘Pommies’, dairy cows and other news from 100 years ago – 21.02.1920

    ‘Pommies’, dairy cows and other news from 100 years ago – 21.02.1920

    Featured image – Methodist Church, Page Street, Moruya ( now the Uniting Church) Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 21 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: “POMMIES.”- A recent visitor from Sydney remarks on the preponderance of the English accent to be heard on the trams, beaches etc.  The Australian, […]

  • Moruya wins at cricket- thanks to the bowling of B. Coppin

    Moruya wins at cricket- thanks to the bowling of B. Coppin

    Featured image : Cricketers from Moruya c.1910. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ANNUAL SHOW. Now that the annual racing three day’s Carnival, which precedes the show, is over, it is the duty of every resident of the Eurobodalla Shire to bestir him […]

  • Inside our museum – Stereoscopes and stereographs

    Inside our museum – Stereoscopes and stereographs

    The objects of the week could be seen as the 18oos version of 3D movies at IMAX theatres. Stereoscopes and the accompanying stereographs (stereo view + photographs) were used for entertainment and educational purposes from the 1830’s until the 1920s. When you look at the objects featured in this post you really do wonder about what the […]

  • Sergeant David Samuel Anderson – Son, Brother, Mate and Soldier

    Sergeant David Samuel Anderson – Son, Brother, Mate and Soldier

    On this year’s centenary of Anzac Day we pause to remember the men and women who left Australia and sailed to far off lands. They were probably filled with a mixture of hope, adventure, uncertainty, bravery and fear. Many of these men and women never returned to Australia. We know the names of these men […]