Tag: World War 1

  • A ‘leviathan’ stock dealer and an ‘opulent’ farmer – news from 100 years ago

    A ‘leviathan’ stock dealer and an ‘opulent’ farmer – news from 100 years ago

    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 […]

  • God’s Acre And The Great Majority – News From 100 Years Ago

    God’s Acre And The Great Majority – News From 100 Years Ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: DAIRY HERD – Mr Thompson will sell to-day, on the premises, Kiora, on account of Mr. E. Collett, 20 head of cows and heifers in good condition; also a 3-year-old colt by Carlisle. Sale at […]

  • Mixed news from the Great War and a special Australia Day in 1915

    Mixed news from the Great War and a special Australia Day in 1915

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: Featured Image: The Australia Day 1915 procession down Campbell Steet Moruya. The precession is going past Merlyn, Emmott’s original Beehive Store in Moruya. The house was built as the Erin-Go-Bragh Hotel on Broulee Island.The horses […]

  • Holiday Rentals, Farm Visits and French Movie Stars – 5 December, 1914

    Holiday Rentals, Farm Visits and French Movie Stars  – 5 December, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: A RARE CHANCE – The two pilot cottages at the Heads have been placed in the hands of the local Crown Land Agent, Mr. Dixon, as agent for the Resumed Properties Department. Mr. Dixon is […]

  • Trove Tuesday – Trove search tips for military history

    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 […]