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Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 May 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WANTED – An Agent or Caretaker for the Buckley’s Family Cottage and Shop in Campbell Street, Moruya. INSURANCE: The Buckenbowra Wattle Bark Company’s Mill which was recently destroyed by fire, was valued at £5000, and was only insured for a trifle over £2000. BAZAAR – Our R. C. friends in the district have… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: VISIT OF LADIES’ COLLEGE OF HEALTH SPECIALIST – In another column will be found an announcement from Nurse Ricketts, the skilful Sydney specialist in the ailments of women, who represents the Ladies’ College of Health, 54 Oxford Street, Sydney.  In response to requests from a number of women, who are desirous of… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TWO NEW BOATS – Mr. Sim, manager of the I.S.N. Company, has forwarded us the following information, which will be read with interest by our shippers: – Dear Sir, – I am sure it will be of interest to you to hear that the first of the two new steamers which are… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Ongoing research into the Moruya Examiner demonstrates that some things never change. This weeks similarity is the behaviour of audiences at the pictures. Perhaps the plot and acting in Geronimo’s Last Raid in 1913 was enough to keep everyone in suspense. Perhaps it is not surprising when you take into account  that… Read More

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort Today marks the beginning of National Science Week. The theme for schools in 2013 is A Century of Australian Science. After a quick glance at the Moruya and District Historical Society’s museum you realise that to a large extent everyone in the early days was a scientist. Indigenous artefacts, home-made recipes for medicines and improvised farming  equipment are only a few of the examples of the truth of the… Read More