Tag: Nerrigundah

  • A STORY HANDED DOWN

    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

    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.

    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 […]

  • A Bachelor Tax In Season and Out – in the news from 100 years ago today

    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 and sewing-meetings; but it appears to be a very serious problem just now, […]

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

    ‘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 he finds no less than 112 owners have failed to make returns. Mr. […]

  • Enlistments, Hotel Windows, a Death and a Sale – News from 100 years ago

    Enlistments, Hotel Windows, a Death  and a Sale – 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: TO THE FRONT – Mr. D.A.B. Pollock, solicitor, who has been on a visit to Nerrigundah, informs us that two of its residents have left for Sydney to enlist for the war, and that four […]

  • Moruya’s Racing Reverends and other news from 19 September, 1914

    Moruya’s Racing Reverends and other news from 19 September, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PUBLIC BATHS – We understand that the Council has secured the right from the Government to erect public baths in the River near the Hospital, but so far there is no sign of a start […]

  • One hundred years ago – 20 June, 1914

    One hundred years ago – 20 June, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CAUTION. – Miss S. Boot complains to us of people damaging, by climbing her rabbit-proof fence at Yaragee, and intends prosecuting in future such offenders without any further warning, …which is not idle threat. Farmers […]

  • One hundred years ago – 23 May

    One hundred years ago – 23 May

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: BATEMAN’S BAY (From our Correspondent) – Much concern has been created in the Bay this week owing to the stoppage of our principal industry, the spoke factory. It is already a regrettable occurrence that such […]

  • One hundred years ago today – 15 November

    One hundred years ago today – 15 November

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NEW MOTOR SERVICE: By our business page it will be seen that Mr. H.F. Thomas has opened up a new motor service from Bega to Moruya in conjunction with a Cooma service, connecting here with […]