Tag: History

  • Enlistments, Hotel Windows, a Death and a Sale – News from 100 years ago

    Enlistments, Hotel Windows, a Death  and a Sale – News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TO THE FRONT – Mr. D.A.B. Pollock, solicitor, who has been on a visit to Nerrigundah, informs us that two of its residents have left for Sydney to enlist for the war, and that four […]

  • Back to the Future in Family History

    Back to the Future in Family History

    In the New Scientist Magazine of the 28 June Jennifer Ouellette discusses the mixing of science and history to reveal the ideas of the past in an article entitled Back to the Future. With the number of records now being digitised and tagged historians have been given a wide range of information previously unavailable except in […]

  • A ‘roarty” time in a Cadillac – One hundred years ago- March 1914

    A ‘roarty” time in a Cadillac – One hundred years ago- March 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LIGHT HORSE – Sergeant-Major Holman is expected in Moruya early next month to swear in all those willing to join the corps of the Australian Light Horse.  Now’s your chance boys!   14/3/1914 TRIP TO BRAIDWOOD […]

  • One hundred years ago today – 21 February

    One hundred years ago today – 21 February

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRE – On Friday night of last week the Tomakin sawmills were completely destroyed by fire.  The plant was insured.  The inquiry which was to have been held on Thursday, has been adjourned for ten […]

  • August and World War 1

    August and World War 1

    The First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war in August 1914, and Prime Minister Andrew Fisher’s government pledged full support for Britain. The outbreak of war was greeted in Australia, as in many other places, with great enthusiasm Australian War Memorial   Dates at the beginning of August hold special significance […]

  • Beautiful Tuross

    Beautiful Tuross

    We all know that the Tuross area is one of the jewels of the Eurobodalla Shire. Here is a glimpse of Tuross as it was in 1927. It presents a wonderful glimpse into the area at the time, the people, the clothing, the sports and the natural attractions of the area. This original 16mm film […]

  • Glorious Days @ the National Museum of Australia

    Glorious Days – Australia 1913 is on show at the National Museum of Australia until 13 October. This exhibition is an opportunity to step back in time and be immersed in nostalgia from the period. 1913 is described as a ‘hinge year’ when people embraced the modern world of automobiles, aeroplanes, roller skating and cinema, […]