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Featured image: Former Eurobodalla Shire Chambers, Campbell Street, Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 January 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MODERN TIMES – The past ten years or so have revolutionised living for the dairymen, those who are able to avail themselves of modern conveniences. A dairy farmer from Eurobodalla drove his own car to Cobargo on Xmas day to feast with relatives. In… Read More

Give your family history research a great boost in 2019 by buying the updated version of the Moruya Pioneer Directory. This brilliant resource, now in Cd form, includes 5 pdf files. 1. Moruya Pioneer Directory 2018 (This is an updated version of the original Pioneer Directory by Kay Fensom Boyce). 2. Parish of Moruya Map Sections. 3. Obituaries from the Moruya Examiner not included in original directory transcribed by Kay Fensom Boyce…. Read More

Featured image: Moruya Public School c.1910 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 April 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AUCTION SALE – Richardson, Wrench and Thomson, will offer the late Mr. E. M. Mort’s property, known as Dalmeny, Bodalla, for sale on the 20th inst. NEW LORRY – Mr. H. Waters is negotiating for the purchase of a new Fiat motor lorry to use in place… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 18 November 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OUR BOYS – The following is a letter received by Mrs. Jas. O’Connor, of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade. – Lark Hill Salisbury Plains Sept. 27th 1916 Mum Dearest, – Like so many of my letters of late, this will also a bit hurried and short. For the past two days we have… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of Date 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TIMBER RIGHT – The Bodalla Estate Manager, Mr. Hutchison, advertises in this issue the right to cut timber on the Estate, tenders closing on 15th September. HONOR ROLL – Narooma is having a handsome Roll of Honor board erected in their School of Arts, the board containing the names of no less than 30… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 17 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WHARF ROAD – We are pleased to hear that those of our Shire Councillors, interviewed on the subject, are quite in accord with the views expressed by us in a recent issue favouring the formation of a short span of road from the Illawarra Co’s, shipping stores to Ford Street. We hope soon… Read More

Czernick Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WATER SUPPLY. – The very changes in the seasons from what they were 50 years ago and the gradual tendency to dry spells, which are increasing to longer durations as each summer passes by, is quite sufficient to cause alarm in the breasts of our householders, stockraisers and agriculturalists.  “God helps… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES, 1914 – The races which eventuated on Monday and Tuesday last can be written a big success in every respect, more especially from a financial and interesting point of view.  Both days were fine and warm with a refreshing breeze from off the river, which invariably blows across the… Read More

Early local papers were very much the Facebook of their time. From the October 11 edition of the Moruya Examiner we read of weeds in Cobargo, the opening of a new church at Eurobodalla, the re-opening of a cheese factory on the Deua and the death of a pioneering lady! Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: POOR “COCKY”. – A… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Once again, these extracts show that even though our language has changed and become less flowery, some elements of our lives really haven’t changed that much over the past century. We still compete in all sorts of events – the ploughing match wouldn’t have been too different to the events at our… Read More