One hundred years ago – 28 February

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: GARAGE – Mr. George Harrison, who was the first to introduce passenger motor cars into Moruya, is now placing over £300 worth of machinery into his Moruya garage.  Mr. Harrison and his two sons, all [...]

One hundred years ago today – 14 February

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LARGE TOMATO – Mr. R. Knight, local saddler, who has a penchant for a variety of occupations, not the least being the cultivation of the wholesome “love apple” or tomato, showing us during the week [...]

Trove Tuesday – Christmas Puddings of 1913

Every year at this time in Australia, we suffer (or enjoy) a terrible mismatch between the traditions of our European heritage and the heat of an Australian summer. Our traditional Christmas dinner, celebrated in Australia since the first settlement, features  food created for appetites that were shaped by the depths of a European winter.  These [...]

Trove Tuesday – The Moruya Slice & the Mad Men Cocktail Party

So , thanks to the helpful hints from the Australian Women's Weekly of Wednesday 26 September, 1962, we have the preparations for a Mad Men cocktail party well underway. We have organised: 1. The Critical Guest List – The AWW gave us  helpful hints on who to invite and who not to invite. Some of those suggestions [...]

One hundred years ago – 29 November, 1913

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRST WEDDING – Mrs. Grundy says that the first wedding in the Kiora Church will shortly take place, the contracting parties being the acknowledged belle of that pretty little village and a Tilba gentleman.  29/11/1913 [...]

Entertaining – 1960s Style!

Entertaining and need inspiration? With the Festive Season rapidly approaching any decent historian who needs inspiration ignores the latest issues of Delicious or Good Living and heads straight back into the past by looking through the back issues of the Australian Women's Weekly. All back issues from 1933 to 1982 are now available on Trove. You [...]

Fathers’ Day Has always been about Ties and Socks

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters - an ancient proverb. The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 3 September 1947, page 3 In Australia we observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September - this Sunday. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may include [...]

Trove Tuesday – Trove search tips for military history

As we approach the centenary of World War 1 and our first diggers , more and more people are going into TROVE to research the history of family members who have fought in conflicts. One question that pops up from time to time is how to find things in Trove that include numbers and symbols. For [...]

Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

In 1924, when she was 65, the Education department's age for retirement in those days, the powers-that-be asked Mrs Johnston to continue teaching. She retired three years later at the age of 68 Sixteen Women of Early Eurobodalla Noel Warry, Moruya and District Historical Society 1990 In my research over the past week I have come [...]

Trove Tuesday – Education on Trove

Education in Advertising In yesterday's post on this blog there were frequent references to the Brooks's Reader series in Bob Colefax's autobiography. A quick search of TROVE brought to light the following advertisement of thee Brooks's texts of the time. Although the advertisement is from 1905 and Bob Colefax didn't start school until 1910 the [...]