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Featured Image: The facade of the Narooma Kinema, housed in the historic Soldiers Memorial School of Arts Hall. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 April 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: KIND FRIENDS – We have to acknowledge with sincere thanks some beautiful samples of his choice apples from Mr S. Kimpton, of Deua River, and a case of the very best pears and apples from Mr Jos…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MADAME PETROVA in her latest and greatest success The Waiting Soul, Star Theatre tonight. INCOME TAX – Several city people have been fined £50 for not sending in Income Tax returns. SCARCITY OF NEWSPAPER – “Everything comes to those wait”, (says Pambula “Voice”.) “After two year we received a bale of paper on… Read More

Before the invention of the gramophone and radio at the turn of the twentieth century, music was a do-it-yourself affair and a very popular form of social entertainment. Everyone was expected to be able to join in – either on an instrument or singing. Yet there was high demand for those who were genuinely musically talented. Skilled instrumentalists and accomplished singers were very desirable for any special event. POSEY RUSSELL: Moruya district… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WEATHER – The rains which began falling last week have continued incessantly since last Thursday week with the result that no less than 18 inches have fallen. As a consequence of this phenomenal downpour the major portion of the flat lands of the district has been flooded over the tops of the… 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

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

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: DAIRY HERD – Mr Thompson will sell to-day, on the premises, Kiora, on account of Mr. E. Collett, 20 head of cows and heifers in good condition; also a 3-year-old colt by Carlisle. Sale at 3.30p.m. – 4 September 1914 RAFFLES – the boot tidy raffled by Mrs. T. Flood for the… Read More

The latest publication by the Moruya and District Historical Society is the wonderful book Kiora Kith and Kin, written by Shirley Jurmann. Kiora Kith and Kin is the story of European settlement of the Kiora, Wamban and Mungerarie areas near Moruya on the south coast of NSW, Australia, and the pioneer families who lived there. Shirley is a member of our society and it was with great pleasure that I asked her… Read More