King’s weather for the Moruya Annual Races – News from 100 years ago

Featured image:  The dredge Antleon at Quarry Wharf - see letter below. Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LETTER  Parliament House December 29 1919 To: C. Carter Esq Hon. Sec. Progress Ass. Moruya. Dear Friend, - I enclose copy of letter sent [...]

Returned Heroes, Death and Tennis – News from 100 years ago.

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of the week ending Friday 3 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FIRE – Early on Sunday morning the Flat Rock Sawmill near Brooman owned by Mr. Allen, was totally destroyed by fire. The plant was insured. ILLNESS – We are sorry to report [...]

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, [...]

One Hundred Years Ago Moruya Voted NO To Conscription

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 November 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society. THE REFERENDUM – The voting on compulsory service overseas was carried out in Moruya in a quiet and orderly manner on Saturday last. MORUYA SUBDIVISION Yes ………………………………………………………………………        184 No ……………………………………………………………………….         583 BATEMAN’S BAY SUBDIVISION Yes [...]

The Great War begins to affect more local families -News from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of Date 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: TIMBER RIGHT – The Bodalla Estate Manager, Mr. Hutchison, advertises in this issue the right to cut timber on the Estate, tenders closing on 15th September. HONOR ROLL – Narooma is having a handsome Roll of Honor [...]

A message in a bottle and news from the front – some of the news from 100 years ago

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RIFLEMEN are reminded that the annual general meeting of the Moruya Rifle Club takes place in the Shire Hall on June 29. FOR LEASE – Mr Harrison has for lease the spacious and comfortable residence, situated [...]