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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE WAR – Latest wires from the front are not very reassuring, and the horrible prospect of the Germans finally winning the war and taking Australia is still looming large. We don’t like the word conscription, but it appears, owing to the small numbers volunteering for the front, that it will have… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 October 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RECRUITING MARCH – The Gilgandra recruiting march is progressing so satisfactorily that many distant towns throughout the State are making a movement in this connection, and Bega is also bestirring itself towards the same end. What about Moruya? If the Far South Coast starts a troop to link-up with Nowra, why could not… Read More

Featured Image: Early Mogo ( MDHS Photographic Collection) Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ILLNESS We regret to hear that Mr John Underhill, A. R. Club’s popular secretary is still very ill in St. Vincent’s Hospital.       14/8/1915 DEATH – Mrs T. Underhill, snr, died at Bega a few days ago at the age of 91 years. Her funeral… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOODCHOP – Axemen are reminded that nominations for Mr. P. Bill’s Boxing Day £10 woodchop close on Monday next, 21st inst. 19/12/1914 SCHOOL BREAK-UP – The Convent School children dispersed for the Christmas holidays yesterday. After a brief but interesting concert from the little ones the prizes were distributed by Father Cassidy…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW STEAMER – The s.s. “Bodalla,” which is being built for the Illawarra and South Coast S.N. Co., Ltd., by Messrs. Morrison and Sinclair, of Balmain, is expected to be launched about the third week in July, and will be in commission in October. The “Bodalla” is a twin screw passenger and… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA PUNT – A Narooma resident writes to say that owing to the punt rope breaking all traffic was suspended last week, causing considerable delay and annoyance. It is undoubtly time that some steps should be taken to have a bridge erected across this river, and sink the obsolete punt now in… 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 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ROYAL HOTEL – Mr.  R.N. Carden’s large Royal Hotel, which stands on the corner of Queen and Page Streets, has been renovated throughout by carpenters and painters, and is now an ornament to the town.  20/12/1913 PRESENTATION AT COILA – On Sunday, the 7th instant, after service at the Church of England at… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA SPORTS – There is no doubt the residents of the picturesque village by the sea (Narooma), are a highly commendable body for the unity manifested in all local public matters having for their object the advancement of the town and district.  To assist the local School of Arts they have issued… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HAT TRICK – Young Bert Coppin, son of Mr. J. Coppin, jnr., took three wickets for three successive balls for Moruya against Mogo on Saturday last. 6/12/1913 MOTOR TRAVELLING – Some time ago we suggested to the Shire Councils having charge of the South Coast road north of Moruya, the desirability of… Read More