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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONSCRIPTION REFERENDUM – On Thursday next the people of the Commonwealth are asked to record their votes for or against Conscription for over-seas as propounded by Mr. Hughes, Prime Minister. Everyone who has been given the right to vote should go to the poll and exercise it, fully satisfying his or her conscience… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: REFERENDUM VOTE – During the remaining portion of this month up to the 28th, the date on which the Referendum vote will be taken, the whole of the Commonwealth will be canvassed by the best speakers for and against Conscription. As there are arguments in favour of both sides it is the duty… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 29 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BLOOD POISONING – Mr. C. Stewart who has just completed a pretty stone and brick cottage in Fitroy St. for himself, is now suffering from a poisoned finger, and the Doctor has ordered him to rest for a few days. YOUR DUTY – The duty of electors is to go to the Court… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 22 January 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: DENTIST W. J. S. Perdrian will be at his surgery, next door to Weatherby’s Pharmacy, all next week. FURNITURE SALE – Special attention is invited to the sale of Mr. H. White’s household furniture and effects which is advertised to take place on the premises, opposite the steamer’s wharf, this day (Saturday) at… Read More

Those were the days! This article from the Moruya Examiner of 19 August, 1904 really demonstrates the extent and effectiveness of ‘community policing’ in the town at the time. While this article may seem humorous to us, the loss of firewood on cold, windy August mornings would have been a serious theft in 1904 Moruya. This just could not happen in 2013 – for many reasons! Householders residing in Vulcan Street have… Read More