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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MADAME PETROVA in her latest and greatest success The Waiting Soul, Star Theatre tonight. INCOME TAX – Several city people have been fined £50 for not sending in Income Tax returns. SCARCITY OF NEWSPAPER – “Everything comes to those wait”, (says Pambula “Voice”.) “After two year we received a bale of paper on… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WEATHER – The rains which began falling last week have continued incessantly since last Thursday week with the result that no less than 18 inches have fallen. As a consequence of this phenomenal downpour the major portion of the flat lands of the district has been flooded over the tops of the… 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

 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 Anniversary of the Clarke gang’s raid on Nerrigundah will soon be upon us and Peter C Smith’s… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WAR – Latest wires from the front are not very reassuring, and the horrible prospect of the Germans finally winning the war and taking Australia is still looming large. We don’t like the word conscription, but it appears, owing to the small numbers volunteering for the front, that it will have… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 November 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: GLORIA LIGHT – Our R. C. friends have installed that beautiful illuminant, the “Gloria Light” in the Presbytery. CHEESE MAKING – Mr. Sylvester Perry, the capable Kiora cheesemaker, is the successful tenderer for the position of cheesemaker at Corunna. SPECIAL MOTOR CAR TRIP – Mr. G. Harrison has arranged a special motor car… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 October 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RECRUITING MARCH – The Gilgandra recruiting march is progressing so satisfactorily that many distant towns throughout the State are making a movement in this connection, and Bega is also bestirring itself towards the same end. What about Moruya? If the Far South Coast starts a troop to link-up with Nowra, why could not… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PUBLIC BATHS – We understand that the Council has secured the right from the Government to erect public baths in the River near the Hospital, but so far there is no sign of a start being made with their erection, notwithstanding the fact that the summer is right upon us. Now, Councillor… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CAUTION. – Miss S. Boot complains to us of people damaging, by climbing her rabbit-proof fence at Yaragee, and intends prosecuting in future such offenders without any further warning, …which is not idle threat. Farmers who have been put to the trouble and expense of erecting a barrier have had quite enough… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MUSIC AND WATER – Mr. Weatherby is, without doubt, an enterprising and up-to-date citizen. Not only has he put a fleet of light pleasure boats and oil launches on the river but has now installed a piano in one of the latter, which will, no doubt, be greatly appreciated by music moonlight… Read More