Tag: Moruya Examiner

A Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas

The following is based on a story which appeared in an article called “Moruya – Past and Present”. It was expressly written for the “Moruya Examiner” by “Walrab”. “Walrab (Barlow backwards) was Reginald Heber Barlow, local teacher, surveyor, architect and contributor of… Read More

Lost Moruya – The Commercial Hotel

This article on the Commercial Hotel is Part 5 of a series of articles Hotels in the Eurobodalla written for the MDHS Journal by Susan Pryke.  The earliest notice of the Commercial Hotel in the files of the Moruya and District Historical Society is… Read More

A message in a bottle and news from the front – some of the news from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RIFLEMEN are reminded that the annual general meeting of the Moruya Rifle Club takes place in the Shire Hall on June 29. FOR… Read More

With sections such as “Town Talk” and “Personal and Otherwise” the Moruya Examiner was the real Facebook of 1916

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 10 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: EVERY elector should record their vote today. REID Bros., of Eurobodalla, are advertising for a puller-out for their sawmill. TAILORING – T. D…. Read More

The Moruya Examiner – The Facebook of 100 years ago

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… Read More

The Evolution of Emmotts by Shirley Jurmann

From front verandah of “Merlyn” in Campbell Street to Harris Scarfe in Vulcan Street Abraham Emmott was born 29th July 1814 in Addingham, Yorkshire, England. In 1837 he married Elizabeth Watson. Along with his wife and six children he arrived in Australia on… Read More

Picnics, a letter home from the Great War and a drunkard

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: XMAS – Xmas of 1914 passed off very quietly in this district, the majority of residents observing the old custom of gathering… Read More

Moruya’s Racing Reverends and other news from 19 September, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PUBLIC BATHS – We understand that the Council has secured the right from the Government to erect public baths in the River… Read More

What exactly did Mr Stubb say to Mr Russell? – August 5, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW CAR – Mr. G.H. James, our “All-alive” little townsman has invested in a new 25 h.p., four-cylinder, family touring Maxwell motor… Read More

NEWSFLASH – Eurobodalla Shire has best roads – August 29, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OUR ROADS – With the permanent establishment of the motor car conveyance of passengers, and in many cases mails, the public naturally… Read More