King’s weather for the Moruya Annual Races – News from 100 years ago

Featured image:  The dredge Antleon at Quarry Wharf - see letter below. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LETTER  Parliament House December 29 1919 To: C. Carter Esq Hon. Sec. Progress Ass. Moruya. Dear Friend, - I enclose copy of letter sent [...]

One hundred years ago the Moruya Examiner announced a meeting for those who desire the smashing up of machine politics. More proof that history is cyclic.

Featured image - Turlinjah Public School Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 31 January 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TURLINJAH Q.C. – Mr M. Walsh the popular teacher at Turlinjah Public School, has kindly handed us the names of his pupils who were successful in passing the Q.C. Examinations, [...]

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 awarded the military medal for conspicuous bravery: - Belgium, 31st October, 1917. “Your [...]

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” Mallet of the Hotel Carlton, Sydney. H. J. THOMSON will offer three milking cows [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 presentation in the now very sleepy and empty Nerrigundah marked the 150th anniversary of [...]

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 and death - all ending in retribution through death by hanging. The 150th [...]

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 [...]

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 Perry, the capable Kiora cheesemaker, is the successful tenderer for the position of [...]