Tag: Mechanics Institute

The Moruya Cup, Conscription and a Posse of Police

Featured image: A card from the Anderson family collection of 1920’s Christmas cards Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES – The Officials have issued the programme… Read More

News from the Western Front – 27 October 1917

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 27 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOUNDED – Mr. M. Keating received word last week that his youngest son, Private Jack Keating, had been wounded in the hand and… Read More

Moruya’s Got Talent: Posey, Maud, Eva and Molly

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… Read More

Heroes of the Dardanelles and other news from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 22 April, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: £10 REWARD – A reward of £10 will be given to any person who will supply information that will lead to the CONVICTION of… Read More

A Cinderella Dance, Deaths, Racing and Millinery – news from 100 years ago

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… Read More

Personal and Otherwise – News from 100 years ago today

Featured image: Toragy Point Cemetery, South Head Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 January 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: VITAL STATISTICS – Mr. Dixon, C.P.S., has kindly supplied us with the following statistics for… Read More

Archbishop speaks out against ‘domestic decadence’ and ‘useless dolls’.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TELEGRAPHIC NEWS – LONDON – A Zeppelin that dropped bombs in England travelled at a height of 2000 feet. A few houses… Read More

One hundred years ago today – 27 September

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913 , provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MISSHAP – The popular salesman of the Bee Hive Store, Mr. Creighton Burns, had the misfortune during the week to have… Read More