Tag: Moruya

  • EVENT: WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYA

    EVENT: WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYA

    Gary Traynor is hosting the following event on Monday 19 July 2021 – the exact date of the 105th anniversary of the death of Raymond Bishop and David Anderson – both local boys. Event:       WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYALocation:  World War 2 concrete Bunker, Thelmore Pistol Club.Time:        6.15 for 6.30 […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 14 May 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 14 May 1921

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 May 1921, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society WORK AT CANBERRA. – A large amount of solid work is being quietly carried out in the Federal Capital area, and Canberra is beginning to resemble a town, instead of an expanse of open paddocks. The railway line, […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 23 April 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 23 April 1921

    Featured Image: A good sulky load Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 April 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society AN enjoyable Cinderella was held on Saturday night under the management of Moruya Race Club. ANZAC MEMORIAL. – An Anzac Memorial Service will be held in the Church of England on […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 16 April 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 16 April 1921

    Featured Image: Monarch Hotel Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 16 April 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society MOTOR CAR PIONEER. – We notice that Mr. G. Harrison has put another eight-cylinder Cadillac on the Moruya run in charge of his old driver, Mr. Les Ree, who has always won public […]

  • News from 100 years ago – 26 March 1921

    News from 100 years ago – 26 March 1921

    Featured Image: Moruya Museum, 1970s. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 26 March 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society MEDICAL. – Mr. P. J. Stormon, son of Mr. M. Stormon, jnr., of Eurobodalla, has been successful at the Sydney University in passing the third degree examination in faculty of medicine. OUR BRIDGE. – […]

  • Who was the best looking man in the district – Clarrie or Clive?

    Who was the best looking man in the district – Clarrie or Clive?

    Featured image: Vulcan Street Moruya looking south, c.1920 Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 25 September 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society BEST-LOOKING MAN.– The committee in charge of the best-looking man competition in connection with the approaching C.E. Bazaar, announce that the seven leading names are:- Geo. Brown, Clive Burke, J.R. […]

  • ‘Sweet Nerrigundah’ and other news from 100 years ago

    ‘Sweet Nerrigundah’ and other news from 100 years ago

    Featured image: Presbyterian Church, Evans Street Moruya, 2016. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 August 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society Hospital Ball 25th August. Horse sale 4th Sept. Red Cross Meeting on Tuesday next. Meeting to form debating society on 11th inst. Narooma R.C. Ball Friday next, 13th […]

  • WANTED – A GOOD GIRL AND OTHER NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO

    WANTED – A GOOD GIRL AND OTHER NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO

    Featured image:  Rectory, Bodalla. 2016. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 31 July 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society FISH GOING TO WASTE.– Mr. H. Whitehead, who has just returned to Sydney from a trip for fish along the South Coast, states that at Narooma he saw a wonderful exhibition of […]

  • Sugar shortages, low rascals, a shamrock and other news from 100 years ago.

    Sugar shortages, low rascals, a shamrock and other news from 100 years ago.

    Featured image:  Wallace St., Braidwood April 2013. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 3 July 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS.– The Braidwood Municipal Council has adopted a small lighting scheme for the town. Our Shire Council evidently does not believe in “Letting their light so shine […]

  • DIARY OF A PANDEMIC – The Spanish Flu in Moruya

    DIARY OF A PANDEMIC –  The Spanish Flu in Moruya

    Featured image: Face masks as both function and fashion are part of pandemic responses 100 years apart. The current coronavirus or COVID-!9 pandemic, with its accompanying social isolation, shortages and fear. isn’t the first pandemic to confront  Australia’s health systems.  The ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic of 1919 emerged at the end of the First World War, […]