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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of Date 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MEDICAL – Dr. Quilter, who is absent on holidays, has arranged with Dr. Hatherell to take over his practice for a fortnight. CHASING MUSHROOMS – Immediately after the Moruya Hurdle Race had been run on Tuesday last the Metropolitan champion hurdle and steeple-chase rider, E. Moon, was seen in the saddling paddock with a… Read More

Before the invention of the gramophone and radio at the turn of the twentieth century, music was a do-it-yourself affair and a very popular form of social entertainment. Everyone was expected to be able to join in – either on an instrument or singing. Yet there was high demand for those who were genuinely musically talented. Skilled instrumentalists and accomplished singers were very desirable for any special event. POSEY RUSSELL: Moruya district… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: While not quite as open as Facebook, the local newspapers revealed incredible details of events in the local communities . We now know that a Captain Millard, the Liberal candidate in Bega faced a stormy meeting.  Somethings haven’t changed at all – and probably never will. FREEZING PLANT – Our progressive butcher, Mr. H.J…. Read More