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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 21 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: REFERENDUM VOTING – Persons voting at the Referendum on the 28th for or against Conscription, are advised to read the Commonwealth Electoral Registrars’ advertisement on our inside sheet setting forth the various polling places throughout the Eden-Monaro Electorate. COMMITTED – The twelve I.W.W. men,  who had been arrested in Sydney and Broken Hill… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RECOVERING – Latest reports from the local hospital state that the young D. Sebbens, who was taken to that institution in a serious condition on Tuesday last, suffering from an inward strain, is recovering. “Denny” will have to improve considerably before he is fit to “juggle” with the Boches. KNITTING CLASS – The… 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

Featured Image: Early Mogo ( MDHS Photographic Collection) Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ILLNESS We regret to hear that Mr John Underhill, A. R. Club’s popular secretary is still very ill in St. Vincent’s Hospital.       14/8/1915 DEATH – Mrs T. Underhill, snr, died at Bega a few days ago at the age of 91 years. Her funeral… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: JOHN RILEY, an old mountain identity, said to be the original of Patterson’s “The Man from Snowy River,” died on the way from Groggen on Wednesday night (says Friday’s Melbourne “Argus”). He was carried on a stretcher most of the distance, and died on the road from heart failure. Groggen is 50… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SNOW visible on the mountains from here on Wednesday.   18/7/1914 “THE SUPERFLUOUS WOMAN.” – It looks as if, in the craze for educating teachers, typists and Government clerks, whilst we want mothers, wives and cooks lies the why and wherefore of the “superfluous woman,” against whom an outcry is continually being made…. Read More