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Featured image: Former Eurobodalla Shire Chambers, Campbell Street, Moruya Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 January 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MODERN TIMES – The past ten years or so have revolutionised living for the dairymen, those who are able to avail themselves of modern conveniences. A dairy farmer from Eurobodalla drove his own car to Cobargo on Xmas day to feast with relatives. In… Read More

Featured Image: The facade of the Narooma Kinema, housed in the historic Soldiers Memorial School of Arts Hall. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 6 April 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: KIND FRIENDS – We have to acknowledge with sincere thanks some beautiful samples of his choice apples from Mr S. Kimpton, of Deua River, and a case of the very best pears and apples from Mr Jos…. Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 30 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CORPORAL L. W. Walker, Machine Gun Section, son of Mrs. J. H. Walker, of Queanbeyan, and brother of Mr. Leo Walker of this town, has been reported killed in action in France. Before enlisting he was a school teacher in the Government Service. MENINGITIS – On Wednesday morning last a young child of… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 1 July 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONVALESCENT – We are pleased to report that Moruya’s leviathan stock dealer, Mr. Martin Keating, who has recently been seriously ill, is now almost as well as ever. MARRIAGE – Private William R. Wood formerly of Yarranung (Bega) was married in Sydney last Saturday to Miss Wavish, prior to his departure for the… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 17 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WHARF ROAD – We are pleased to hear that those of our Shire Councillors, interviewed on the subject, are quite in accord with the views expressed by us in a recent issue favouring the formation of a short span of road from the Illawarra Co’s, shipping stores to Ford Street. We hope soon… Read More

Featured Image: Opening of the old Moruya Cheese Factory at Kiora (MDHS Collection) Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 18 December 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CAROL SINGING – We hear that the Methodist Church choir intends singing carols on Xmas Eve. FACTORY RETURNS – Kiora Factory returns for November: Gals. Delivered 6087 (last year 13,660) ; pounds of cheese made, 5255 ( last year 12,254)…. Read More

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 conscription, but it appears, owing to the small numbers volunteering for the front, that it will have… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FROM THE FRONT – On Saturday evening Mr C. De Saxe received word that his son, Private Leo De Saxe, was ill and had disembarked at Malta. On Wednesday Mr. W. J. Lynch of Narooma, was notified that his son Private E. J. Lynch, brother of Mr Leo Lynch, of Criterion Hotel,… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ILLAWARRA COMPANY – The Illawarra and South Coast S.N. Company has declared a dividend at the rate of 7 ½ per cent. A meeting of the shareholders was held this week at the Company’s offices, Day Street, Darling Harbor, when it was reported that a good season had been experienced in the… Read More

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: THE BAD AT THE FRONT – Something is said about the weeding-out of “undesirables” – drunks and gamblers, and soldiers who howl at night, and fellows who haunt the back streets of Cairo during the dark hours and wink at Egyptian girls – from the Australian forces in Egypt. These dubious characters,… Read More