MORUYA and District Historical Society


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: “Manny” Harrison of Candelo is once more leaving the district, having been sentenced to six months imprisonment in Long Bay for being a habitual drunkard. This is sound procedure. “CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY” – At the Anglican Synod, a motion by Archdeacon Davies was carried, deploring the evidences of schism and strife in society, and… Read More

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 newspaper articles. This article was originally published 26th January 1888 and reprinted in the “Moruya Examiner” 12th January 1932 as part of the “Back to Moruya” special edition. The article… Read More

The following article, which sounds as if it belongs in the real estate section of the paper, comes from the Moruya Examiner of 24 October, 1908. Obviously in 1908 there was a concern over maintaining views – just as there is now. Facilities were important then too. The bathroom: with plunge and shower bath appliances comes in for special mention. HEADS COTTAGE: The three new cottages erected at the Moruya Heads by Mr…. Read More