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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SPRING NOVELTIES – Our Queen-st. milliner, Miss Clements, left for Sydney on Monday last to purchase her spring stock. Her patrons should therefore be on the watch for the arrival of the new shipment, as it is Miss Clements’ intention to return with the very latest and daintiest of pretties for our… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PRAYERS FOR PEACE – All the services at St. John’s next Sunday will take the form of intercessions for peace and the protection of our Empire. The special prayers issued by the Archbishop will be used and the psalms and hymns will be of an intercessory nature. 8/8/1914 MR. THOMAS CHARLES COXON… 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

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

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: GARAGE – Mr. George Harrison, who was the first to introduce passenger motor cars into Moruya, is now placing over £300 worth of machinery into his Moruya garage.  Mr. Harrison and his two sons, all three expert drivers, have become very popular with the travelling public, with the result that Mr. Harrison… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES, 1914 – The races which eventuated on Monday and Tuesday last can be written a big success in every respect, more especially from a financial and interesting point of view.  Both days were fine and warm with a refreshing breeze from off the river, which invariably blows across the… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MCCAULEY’S BATHS– The enclosure of a spacious salt water bath and the erection of two dressing sheds on the north side of the river and close to his Criterion Hotel by Mr. V. McCauley, – which are to be publically opened today – givesanother strong evidence of the pluck and progressiveness of our Mullenderree bona… Read More

Today Broulee is a popular place and a real population centre. However it has not always been so attractive and so popular. Where land and property is relatively easy to sell and expensive to purchase now, it wasn’t always the case. The first port in the Eurobodalla area was established at Broulee. As a  dangerous sand bar at the mouth of the Moruya River caused difficulties for smaller ships and prevented access… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WARNING. – Mr. Irwin, news agent of this town, as well as this paper, has received small books containing nine tickets purporting to be sweep tickets in a £25,000 consulation on the English Derby.  The tickets are 2s 6d or £1 for the book containing nine, and are headed “London Mail Great… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MUSIC AND WATER – Mr. Weatherby is, without doubt, an enterprising and up-to-date citizen. Not only has he put a fleet of light pleasure boats and oil launches on the river but has now installed a piano in one of the latter, which will, no doubt, be greatly appreciated by music moonlight… Read More