Tag: Moruya

  • One hundred years ago today – 30 August

    One hundred years ago today  –    30 August

    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. […]

  • The First Cars In Moruya and District

    The First Cars In Moruya and District

    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 […]

  • Bridal Inspirations

    Bridal Inspirations

    Times have certainly changed! Quite recently a wedding guest who was shamed by a bride complaining about a wedding gift hit back at the demeaning newlywed by releasing her sneering messages to the world. After attending a lavish wedding reception in June, the guest, identified as Tanya, received an unsympathetic, ungrateful and “infuriating” Facebook message […]

  • One hundred years ago today…….

    One hundred years ago today…….

    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 […]

  • Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

    Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

    In 1924, when she was 65, the Education department’s age for retirement in those days, the powers-that-be asked Mrs Johnston to continue teaching. She retired three years later at the age of 68 Sixteen Women of Early Eurobodalla Noel Warry, Moruya and District Historical Society 1990 In my research over the past week I have come […]

  • Education Week

    Education Week

    Education Week has been showcasing  the achievements of our inspirational teachers, staff, students, Parents & Citizens Associations and community members in New South Wales for many years. ‘Celebrating our stories‘, the theme of  2013 Education Week, provides a great opportunity for our Society to celebrate achievements in this field by sharing some of the wonderful […]

  • The original Southeast HARVESTS in Moruya

    The original Southeast HARVESTS in Moruya

    Everyone would be aware that today was SAGE’s  South East Harvest festival in Moruya. This festival showcased the richness and diversity of locally grown produce. Moruya and the surrounding districts have long been associated with agriculture. An account of the very early days of European land use in the area can be found in William […]

  • The Emmott House

    The Emmott House

    In 1875 Abraham Emmott built a pair of semi-detached 2-story terrace homes at 85-87 Campbell St Moruya. An immigrant from Yorkshire, Emmott reached Moruya in 1859 and set up a general store on the verandah of his first home. From there he moved to his new Beehive Store in Vulcan Street, and the name of […]

  • The Changing Face of Vulcan Street, Moruya

    The Changing Face of Vulcan Street, Moruya

    Vulcan Street is Moruya’s ‘main street’ and is part of The Princes Highway, the coastal highway that links Sydney and Melbourne, and has had a vital role to play in the history of Moruya. As pressure from new settlers grew on the colonial authorities to open up the land on the southern side of the […]