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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: “Manny” Harrison of Candelo is once more leaving the district, having been sentenced to six months imprisonment in Long Bay for being a habitual drunkard. This is sound procedure. “CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY” – At the Anglican Synod, a motion by Archdeacon Davies was carried, deploring the evidences of schism and strife in society, and… Read More

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 that his eldest son, W. L. Grumley, who had enlisted over 12 months ago, had been wounded… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 22 April, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: £10 REWARD – A reward of £10 will be given to any person who will supply information that will lead to the CONVICTION of the contemptible cur who threw a poisoned bait over the fence at the Sergeant’s quarters on the night of the 16th instant, which resulted in the death of my dog.  MARY… Read More

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 the Clarke Gang’s raid on the town on 9 April, 1866, and the shooting of Trooper Miles… Read More