Tag: Nerrigundah

Sparing the family from the horrors of the Western Front – News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 12 January 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FROM THE FRONT – Mrs. W. Costin, of Narooma, is receipt of the following from her son, Pte. Arthur Costin, who has been… Read More

The Adelaide Hotel, racing in Moruya, a wedding in Bodalla and news from Nerrigundah

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 27 January 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOTEL CHANGES HANDS – At the Moruya Court on Tuesday the license of the Adelaide Hotel was transferred from Ada Pollock to “Tom”… Read More

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,… Read More

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…. Read More

Nerrigundah – Gold, bushrangers, robbery and a shoot out remembered 150 years later

A gold rush, bushrangers, miners, armed hold ups and Chinese joss houses – everything was happening  in the bustling 1860s gold rush settlement of Nerrigundah. The population at that time was approximately 1200 people – extremely difficult to imagine now! Saturday’s ceremony and… Read More

A STORY HANDED DOWN

 Editor’s note: This article, written by Anne McDougall, provides a family perspective on the events of almost exactly 150 years ago by shining some new light on Tom Connell, one of the bushrangers in this exciting colonial tale of gold, bushrangers, troopers… Read More

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… Read More

Public Baths, Pensions, Bookmakers and more – News From 100 Years Ago Today.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 November 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: GLORIA LIGHT – Our R. C. friends have installed that beautiful illuminant, the “Gloria Light” in the Presbytery. CHEESE MAKING – Mr. Sylvester… Read More

A Bachelor Tax In Season and Out – in the news 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: SHOULD AUSTRALIA’S HALF-MILLION BACHELORS BE TAXED? – In ordinary times the Bachelor Tax is a joke to be fired off at smoke-nights… Read More

‘Why Don’t You Volunteer?’ – News from the Moruya Examiner of 1915

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: STOCK RETURNS – Mr. Stock Inspector Mater has been in town during the week examining the stock returns, with the result that… Read More