The Saucy Kate Jazz Rag Hits Moruya – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE JAZZ CRAZE. – We are in receipt from the publishers, Chapmans, Sydney, a copy of the new Saucy Kate Jazz Rag, the most popular society hit of the season. XMAS FAIR. – Our readers are [...]

Bad Language, Habitual Drunkenness and Christian Solidarity – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: “Manny” Harrison of Candelo is once more leaving the district, having been sentenced to six months imprisonment in Long Bay for being a habitual drunkard. This is sound procedure. “CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY” – At the Anglican Synod, [...]

Raymond Bishop Leaves For War, Wounded Soldiers In Malta, Early Closing and Other News From 100 Years Ago.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: EUROBODALLA - (From our Correspondent.) Eurobodalla and the surrounding district turned out last Thursday to bid farewell and to show their recognition to one of our most popular young men, Mr. Ray Bishop, who is [...]

ANZAC Day – The Origin of the Dawn Service

As we rapidly approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 in August, 1914, it is timely to reflect on the traditions and ceremonies that resulted from our participation in the Great War - the War to End All Wars. Australia's participation in the WW1 was our first real test as a nation following Federation in [...]

The ‘Flamboyant Font’

Many artefacts in the Moruya and District Historical Society's museum reflect the history of our town. The baptismal font from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moruya is no exception. This elaborate font was placed in the church in late May 1889 - the same year that the church was completed. Records of the time state: [...]

Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

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 [...]

The Wallpapered Manse

It’s Grand Designs meets Country House Rescue when a historic Presbyterian manse on the New South Wales South Coast is researched and restored by leading conservation architect Peter Freeman. One of the great attractions of the Eurobodalla area is the wonderful built heritage that exists and is still being used today - heritage that includes [...]

Our Museum – The ‘Emmott House’

The Moruya and District Historical Museum is located at 85 Campbell Street Moruya in an 1875 heritage-listed terrace house built by Abraham Emmott, an early settler to the area. Emmott, a migrant from Yorkshire, reached Moruya in 1859 and set up a general store on the verandah of his first home. From there he moved [...]