Tag: Eurobodalla Shire

  • Emmott House

    Emmott House

    Ongoing Exhibition: Museum Building In 1875 Abraham Emmott built a pair of semi-detached 2-story terrace homes at 85-87 Campbell St Moruya. Number 85 now houses the Moruya Museum, number 87 is a cafe. An immigrant from Yorkshire, Emmott reached Moruya in 1859 and set up a general store on the verandah of his first home. […]

  • 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 – 14 May 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 14 May 1921

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 May 1921, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society WORK AT CANBERRA. – A large amount of solid work is being quietly carried out in the Federal Capital area, and Canberra is beginning to resemble a town, instead of an expanse of open paddocks. The railway line, […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 9 April 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 9 April 1921

    Featured image: Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 9 April 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society When going to Press there was every indication of a flood. VITAL STATISTICS. – For the quarter ending 31st March, 1921, the vital statistics registered at the local office were:- Births 20, deaths, 7, marriages 15. THE […]

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

    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

    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.

    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

    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’

    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

    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 […]