Moruya wins at cricket- thanks to the bowling of B. Coppin

Featured image : Cricketers from Moruya c.1910. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 14 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ANNUAL SHOW. Now that the annual racing three day’s Carnival, which precedes the show, is over, it is the duty of every resident of the Eurobodalla Shire to bestir him [...]

Bad Language, Habitual Drunkenness and Christian Solidarity – News from 100 years ago

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, [...]

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 [...]

Heroes of the Dardanelles and other news from 100 years ago

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 [...]

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 [...]