MORUYA and District Historical Society

Archives

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: COMPULSORY TRAINING FOR GIRLS – Should Australian girls be brought under some system of compulsory training to fit them to share in the defence of the country in time of war? This is the query raised by the editor of “Everylady’s Journal for June, and answered by a number of leading citizens…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BATEMAN’S BAY (From our Correspondent) – Much concern has been created in the Bay this week owing to the stoppage of our principal industry, the spoke factory. It is already a regrettable occurrence that such a business as this should be lying idle, even for a temporary period. Few residents of the… Read More

  Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MINING – From the annual report of the Mines Department, just to hand, we take the following records of district mining results for 1913: Cobargo, 4ozs alluvial and 2ozs quartz, value £24; number of men employed 6. Moruya, 660ozs quartz, value £2350, number of men 58. Pambula, 210ozs quartz, value £655,… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AN ORNAMENT TO MORUYA – Standing well up from the ground at the corner of Campbell and Evans Streets, commanding one of the best views in the district, is the picturesque bungalow residence just completed for Mr. G.H. James. The appointments and furnishings are most modern and the conveniences for utility are… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA PUNT – A Narooma resident writes to say that owing to the punt rope breaking all traffic was suspended last week, causing considerable delay and annoyance. It is undoubtly time that some steps should be taken to have a bridge erected across this river, and sink the obsolete punt now in… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: VISIT OF LADIES’ COLLEGE OF HEALTH SPECIALIST – In another column will be found an announcement from Nurse Ricketts, the skilful Sydney specialist in the ailments of women, who represents the Ladies’ College of Health, 54 Oxford Street, Sydney.  In response to requests from a number of women, who are desirous of… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OUR HARBOR – Mr. C. McInnes, formerly in charge of the training walls in the river and who has been raised to the position of Inspector of Harbor and Rivers, had a run down our local stream on his way through from Bega on Wednesday.  Mr. McInnes informed an “Examiner” representative that… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LIGHT HORSE – No one turned up at the meeting on Saturday night, convened for the purpose of forming a corps of the Australian Light Horse.  The unfavourable weather was the primary cause.  We hope the matter will not be allowed to fizzle out, Martin, as we have the material to form… Read More

Czernick Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WATER SUPPLY. – The very changes in the seasons from what they were 50 years ago and the gradual tendency to dry spells, which are increasing to longer durations as each summer passes by, is quite sufficient to cause alarm in the breasts of our householders, stockraisers and agriculturalists.  “God helps… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LIGHT HORSE – Sergeant-Major Holman is expected in Moruya early next month to swear in all those willing to join the corps of the Australian Light Horse.  Now’s your chance boys!   14/3/1914 TRIP TO BRAIDWOOD – The Moruya contingent who visited the Braidwood show and races per Mr. Harrison’s splendid Cadillac motor… Read More