Tag: Emmott

  • News from 100 years ago – 22 October 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 22 October 1921

    PROCLAMATION. – A proclamation has been gazetted which makes it an offence to pluck wild flowers except by cutting. A person cannot pick wild flowers on private land except with the permission of the owner. A close season will be provided for certain wild flowers. SALMA GUNDY TEA. – Artistically decorated with roses were the spacious […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 17 September 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 17 September 1921

    Featured Image: Sacred Heart Convent, Moruya. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  17 September 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society THE FLU. – From reports that reach us it is evident that that unwelcome visitor “the ‘flu” is travelling up the coast. The best advice we know is, that as soon as […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 13 August 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 13 August 1921

    Featured Image: Abe Louttit’s house being moved at Mullenderee. MDHS collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 August 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society GRAZING RIGHTS. – R. B. Heffernan will offer for sale at the “Examiner” Office on Saturday next, 20th inst., the grazing rights of Moruya Park for 12 months. BABY’S DEATH. […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 28 May 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 28 May 1921

    Featured image: Empire Day at Bergalia PS, 1914. MDHS Collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 28 May 1921, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society EMPIRE DAY. – Empire Day was celebrated with demonstrations of loyalty in the various Public Schools of the district. A large picnic gathering was noticed near the Bergalia […]

  • 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 […]

  • Little Interest In an Anzac Memorial for Moruya in 1916

    Little Interest In an Anzac Memorial for Moruya in 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ANZAC DAY – The public meeting called by circular, issued under the hand of the Shire President for Wednesday night last to arrange the best means of commemorating Anzac Day, which falls on Tuesday, the 25th […]

  • A STORY HANDED DOWN

    A STORY HANDED DOWN

     Editor’s note: This article, written by Anne McDougall, provides a family perspective on the events of almost exactly 150 years ago by shining some new light on Tom Connell, one of the bushrangers in this exciting colonial tale of gold, bushrangers, troopers and death – all ending in retribution through death by hanging. The 150th […]

  • Carols, Holidays, Rain and War News – all from 100 years ago.

    Carols, Holidays, Rain and War News – all from 100 years ago.

    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 […]

  • Archbishop speaks out against ‘domestic decadence’ and ‘useless dolls’.

    Archbishop speaks out against ‘domestic decadence’ and ‘useless dolls’.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TELEGRAPHIC NEWS – LONDON – A Zeppelin that dropped bombs in England travelled at a height of 2000 feet. A few houses were destroyed. No lives were lost but some were injured. Four fires were […]

  • The Evolution of Emmotts by Shirley Jurmann

    The Evolution of Emmotts by Shirley Jurmann

    From front verandah of “Merlyn” in Campbell Street to Harris Scarfe in Vulcan Street Abraham Emmott was born 29th July 1814 in Addingham, Yorkshire, England. In 1837 he married Elizabeth Watson. Along with his wife and six children he arrived in Australia on the “Ellenborough” on 14th November 1855. A son James had died on the […]