Tag: horses

  • The editor’s ”’I told you so”, the ‘new’ Country Party and other news from 100 years ago

    The editor’s ”’I told you so”, the ‘new’  Country Party and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Queen St. Moruya looking westward from Vulcan St. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 March 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society VOTING TO-DAY.  No matter how disgusted the electors may feel with our politicians of the past, it is their bounden duty to go to the poll […]

  • Modesty must be preserved at all costs!

    Modesty must be preserved at all costs!

    One of the most striking exhibits in the Moruya Museum’s current exhibition Highlights of the Moruya Museum is this side saddle. Fran Hassall, one of our volunteers,  chose this striking  object to display and wrote the text, and the title, for the object’s label. The exhibition, featuring objects ranging from a  ball gown, an 1861 school […]

  • The Horses’ Birthday – The Story of Mirrabooka

    The Horses’ Birthday  – The Story of Mirrabooka

    It’s August first which means every Australian horse just got a year older. So just how did this miraculous event come about that every horse in Australia has the same birthday; we all know they weren’t actually all born on the same day. And why the first of August in particular? Well, originally it only applied […]