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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of the week ending Friday 3 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRE – Early on Sunday morning the Flat Rock Sawmill near Brooman owned by Mr. Allen, was totally destroyed by fire. The plant was insured. ILLNESS – We are sorry to report that Mrs. Currie, of Araluen, and daughter of Mr. M. Keating, of Mullenderree, is again in a… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 1 July 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONVALESCENT – We are pleased to report that Moruya’s leviathan stock dealer, Mr. Martin Keating, who has recently been seriously ill, is now almost as well as ever. MARRIAGE – Private William R. Wood formerly of Yarranung (Bega) was married in Sydney last Saturday to Miss Wavish, prior to his departure for the… Read More

Featured image: “The Sirdar’ Lever Watch from the MDHS collection. Watches were a common gift given to men going away to war. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 January 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society DEATH – Mr. Ryan of the Queanbeyan district, and father of Mrs. “Chris” Lynch of the Burra, passed over to join the Great Majority this week. Mrs. Lynch and Mr. R…. 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