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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 can. In trade parlances this car is a “real automobile”. It has a five passenger capacity, of light, yet strong construction, economical in up-keep, because of the excellent quality of… Read More

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 expect to see our main roads kept in first-class order, more especially the South Coast road from the terminus of the railway at Bomaderry, particularly so in and around Nowra… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LADIES CALLED – In this issue a meeting of ladies is called for Tuesday next at 3 p.m., in the “Town Hall” (old Council Chambers) for the purpose of forming a helpers’ branch of the Red Cross Society in this district. Help in this national crisis is forthcoming from almost every town… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LONDON, THURSDAY – A European war is almost certain. Germany sent an ultimatum to Russia, giving 24 hours to explain her mobilisating. The Austrians occupied Belgrade after a heavy bombardment, which did considerable damage. The Serbians withdrew after a brief engagement. An artillery duel is proceeding four miles from Belgrade… A strong… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: JOHN RILEY, an old mountain identity, said to be the original of Patterson’s “The Man from Snowy River,” died on the way from Groggen on Wednesday night (says Friday’s Melbourne “Argus”). He was carried on a stretcher most of the distance, and died on the road from heart failure. Groggen is 50… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW STEAMER – The s.s. “Bodalla,” which is being built for the Illawarra and South Coast S.N. Co., Ltd., by Messrs. Morrison and Sinclair, of Balmain, is expected to be launched about the third week in July, and will be in commission in October. The “Bodalla” is a twin screw passenger and… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SNOW visible on the mountains from here on Wednesday.   18/7/1914 “THE SUPERFLUOUS WOMAN.” – It looks as if, in the craze for educating teachers, typists and Government clerks, whilst we want mothers, wives and cooks lies the why and wherefore of the “superfluous woman,” against whom an outcry is continually being made…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OBITUARY – There died at the residence of Mr. W. Mepstead, Gundary, on Monday night, Miss Marion Mary Hawdon at the age of 89 years. She was the eldest child of the late Francis Flanagan, Esq., of Shannon View Estate, Mullenderree (one of the earliest settlers in this district), and the only… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WEATHER – Splendid soaking rain has been falling since Tuesday evening, and at the time of going to Press there was every appearance of it continuing. Up to 9 a m yesterday the following points, kindly supplied us by Postmaster Taylor, had been recorded: – Araluen 277 points, Braidwood 70, Goulburn… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CAUTION. – Miss S. Boot complains to us of people damaging, by climbing her rabbit-proof fence at Yaragee, and intends prosecuting in future such offenders without any further warning, …which is not idle threat. Farmers who have been put to the trouble and expense of erecting a barrier have had quite enough… Read More