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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 23 October 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RECRUITING MARCH – The Gilgandra recruiting march is progressing so satisfactorily that many distant towns throughout the State are making a movement in this connection, and Bega is also bestirring itself towards the same end. What about Moruya? If the Far South Coast starts a troop to link-up with Nowra, why could not… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AGISTMENT – 4700 head of sheep have arrived at the well-known Buckenboura Estate from one of the drought-stricken western districts. The Manager, Mr. Vider, informs us that 299 points of rain have fallen at Buckenboura lately, and that the grass is growing beautifully.   24/4/1915 “FOLLOW THE KING” – The “Follow the King”… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TELEGRAPHIC NEWS – LONDON – A Zeppelin that dropped bombs in England travelled at a height of 2000 feet. A few houses were destroyed. No lives were lost but some were injured. Four fires were caused in dwelling houses at Wallsend. One bomb fell into a room where a woman was bathing… Read More

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, for Mr. J.B. Sharpe, Federal Member for Oxley, tells “Everylady’s Journal” for March (just issued) that he… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOODCHOP – Axemen are reminded that nominations for Mr. P. Bill’s Boxing Day £10 woodchop close on Monday next, 21st inst. 19/12/1914 SCHOOL BREAK-UP – The Convent School children dispersed for the Christmas holidays yesterday. After a brief but interesting concert from the little ones the prizes were distributed by Father Cassidy…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LONDON, THURSDAY – A European war is almost certain. Germany sent an ultimatum to Russia, giving 24 hours to explain her mobilisating. The Austrians occupied Belgrade after a heavy bombardment, which did considerable damage. The Serbians withdrew after a brief engagement. An artillery duel is proceeding four miles from Belgrade… A strong… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRE – On Friday night of last week the Tomakin sawmills were completely destroyed by fire.  The plant was insured.  The inquiry which was to have been held on Thursday, has been adjourned for ten days.   21/2/1914 WATER FOR STOCK – An appeal for some patriotic townsperson to take the matter in… Read More