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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Broulee, Woodchops, Patriotic Sports and Stock Sales – one hundred years ago.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOODCHOP – Axemen are reminded that nominations for Mr. P. Bill’s Boxing Day £10 woodchop close on Monday next, 21st inst. 19/12/1914 SCHOOL BREAK-UP - The Convent School children dispersed for the Christmas holidays yesterday. [...]

The annual school concert – 1914 style.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONVENT SCHOOL CONCERT – “Nothing succeeds like success,” and success succeeding success is following the efforts of the good Sisters in their work in preparing the children for the annual school concert. The performance on [...]

One hundred years ago today – 14 February

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LARGE TOMATO – Mr. R. Knight, local saddler, who has a penchant for a variety of occupations, not the least being the cultivation of the wholesome “love apple” or tomato, showing us during the week [...]

One hundred years ago – 13 December, 1913

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA SPORTS – There is no doubt the residents of the picturesque village by the sea (Narooma), are a highly commendable body for the unity manifested in all local public matters having for their object [...]

Trove Tuesday – Education on Trove

Education in Advertising In yesterday's post on this blog there were frequent references to the Brooks's Reader series in Bob Colefax's autobiography. A quick search of TROVE brought to light the following advertisement of thee Brooks's texts of the time. Although the advertisement is from 1905 and Bob Colefax didn't start school until 1910 the [...]