Riotous behaviour in Church Street – News from 100 years ago.

Featured image: The Club House Hotel, Queen Street Moruya. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 December 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Advertisers and Correspondents please note that there will be no issue of the “Examiner” next week. TOURISTS say that Narooma to Moruya is the greenest spot on [...]

News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 December 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ROLL OF HONOUR – On Tuesday last Mr Joe Grumley, who had just returned to Moruya after seeing his second son, T. J. Grumley, sail for the front on Saturday, received a cable containing the bad news [...]

‘The Man From Merricumbene’ and Conscriptionitis – News from 14.10.1916

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: REFERENDUM VOTE – During the remaining portion of this month up to the 28th, the date on which the Referendum vote will be taken, the whole of the Commonwealth will be canvassed by the best speakers [...]

An Earthquake Shakes Moruya Up – News from 23.09. 1916

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RECOVERING – Latest reports from the local hospital state that the young D. Sebbens, who was taken to that institution in a serious condition on Tuesday last, suffering from an inward strain, is recovering. “Denny” will [...]

A lady bank clerk comes to Bega and other news from 100 years ago.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Miss Simpson of “Carolyn” who recently forwarded a large parcel of old kid gloves has received the following acknowledgement from Mrs. E. A. Harris, 283 George St, Sydney : - “Please accept my earnest [...]

Preparations for the 1916 Conscription Referendum and other news from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 29 April 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BLOOD POISONING – Mr. C. Stewart who has just completed a pretty stone and brick cottage in Fitroy St. for himself, is now suffering from a poisoned finger, and the Doctor has ordered him to rest [...]

Concerns that the Germans are winning the war and other events from 100 years ago today

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 [...]

Another death in the Dardanelles – news from 100 years ago

Featured image: An early photograph of Nelligen featuring the Steam Packet Hotel -from the MDHS Collection Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NELLIGEN HOTEL – The Steam Packet Hotel, at Nelligen, owned and managed by Mr M. White for years , [...]

Kitchen Teas and the Dardanelles – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Honor Roll – Mr George Walter, post and telegraph master of this town, received the sad intelligence by wire on Saturday through the Rev. Mr. Rix, that his son, Corporal Clement Wallace, had been killed [...]

Death, punts, chooks and more from – 11 July, 1914

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OBITUARY – There died at the residence of Mr. W. Mepstead, Gundary, on Monday night, Miss Marion Mary Hawdon at the age of 89 years. She was the eldest child of the late Francis Flanagan, [...]