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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Ongoing research into the Moruya Examiner demonstrates that some things never change. This weeks similarity is the behaviour of audiences at the pictures. Perhaps the plot and acting in Geronimo’s Last Raid in 1913 was enough to keep everyone in suspense. Perhaps it is not surprising when you take into account  that… Read More

Those were the days! This article from the Moruya Examiner of 19 August, 1904 really demonstrates the extent and effectiveness of ‘community policing’ in the town at the time. While this article may seem humorous to us, the loss of firewood on cold, windy August mornings would have been a serious theft in 1904 Moruya. This just could not happen in 2013 – for many reasons! Householders residing in Vulcan Street have… Read More

Early local papers were very much the Facebook of their time. From the October 11 edition of the Moruya Examiner we read of weeds in Cobargo, the opening of a new church at Eurobodalla, the re-opening of a cheese factory on the Deua and the death of a pioneering lady! Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: POOR “COCKY”. – A… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Once again, these extracts show that even though our language has changed and become less flowery, some elements of our lives really haven’t changed that much over the past century. We still compete in all sorts of events – the ploughing match wouldn’t have been too different to the events at our… Read More

We are currently going through the trials and tribulations of waiting for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout- in whatever shape or form. What we tend to forget is that this is far from being a new story. Just over one hundred years ago residents of our district were waiting patiently for the rollout of the then ‘state-of-the -art’ communication technology of the time- the telephone. While the technology has certainly changed… Read More

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 the top of one of his fingers taken off with the bacon slicing machine.  27/9/1913 NAROOMA – is far-famed for its picturesqueness  and luscious oyster, but judging by the galaxy… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: While not quite as open as Facebook, the local newspapers revealed incredible details of events in the local communities . We now know that a Captain Millard, the Liberal candidate in Bega faced a stormy meeting.  Somethings haven’t changed at all – and probably never will. FREEZING PLANT – Our progressive butcher, Mr. H.J…. Read More

Featured image – The Deua River Historical newspapers were the Facebook of their day – recording the comings and goings of everyone in town. ancestry.com While not necessarily agreeing with the above blanket statement, a quick look through the papers of the past really provide us with some incredible detail. We now know that a Mr. Fermanagh Mallon of the Deua had a virulent form of influenza one hundred years ago today! Shire-wide… Read More

The South Coast Nationals, a major annual  event for a number of vehicle genres which attracts thousands of people over two days, is being held at Moruya High School grounds this weekend. This unique event offers entrants and spectators a safe, secure, fun weekend with amusements for the kids, stalls for all and refreshments. Many hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Hot Rods, Vintage and Custom vehicles, bikes and trucks and… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOSPITAL BEE. – It is computed by Mr. Dawson that fully 35 tons of earth were ploughed and shifted with barrows by a bee of eight workers at the hospital on Wednesday in the preparation of hospital tennis court. Two more Wednesday afternoon bees will about complete the charitable undertaking. The names… Read More