Tag: World War I

  • EVENT: WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYA

    EVENT: WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYA

    Gary Traynor is hosting the following event on Monday 19 July 2021 – the exact date of the 105th anniversary of the death of Raymond Bishop and David Anderson – both local boys. Event:       WHEN WAR CAME TO MORUYALocation:  World War 2 concrete Bunker, Thelmore Pistol Club.Time:        6.15 for 6.30 […]

  • ANZAC Day jigsaws

    ANZAC Day jigsaws

    Featured image: Completed jigsaw puzzle No.4 -Cenotaph stone with inscription, Moruya Quarry – 54 pieces Our librarian has created and uploaded another set of jigsaws. Once again, these puzzles  are all based on photographs in our collection. They all have an ANZAC Day theme. They are: Nerrigundah Roll of Honour – 35 pieces Postcard from Egypt […]

  • The Ultimate Sacrifice – News from 100 years ago, 27.04.1919

    The Ultimate Sacrifice – News from 100 years ago, 27.04.1919

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 27 April 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE – – News was received on Thursday that Private Charles Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, of Narooma, had paid the supreme sacrifice. – Private W. J. Robinson, of Bergalia, is […]

  • Heroes of the Eurobodalla remembered

    Heroes of the Eurobodalla remembered

    The Eurobodalla Shire Council issued the following press release yesterday, 23 April: Heroes of the Eurobodalla remembered A new web-based database showcasing the 500 men and women who enlisted/served in World War One from Eurobodalla is now live. Heroes of the Eurobodalla, created by the Moruya & District Historical Society with support from Eurobodalla Council, […]

  • Narooma In Festal Array – News from 100 years ago.

    Narooma In Festal Array – News from 100 years ago.

    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 […]

  • Sparing the family from the horrors of the Western Front – News from 100 years ago

    Sparing the family from the horrors of the Western Front – News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 12 January 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: FROM THE FRONT – Mrs. W. Costin, of Narooma, is receipt of the following from her son, Pte. Arthur Costin, who has been awarded the military medal for conspicuous bravery: – Belgium, 31st October, 1917. “Your […]

  • Examiner Editor Against Conscription – News from 100 years ago

    Examiner Editor Against Conscription – News from 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 15 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CONSCRIPTION REFERENDUM – On Thursday next the people of the Commonwealth are asked to record their votes for or against Conscription for over-seas as propounded by Mr. Hughes, Prime Minister. Everyone who has been given the […]

  • The Moruya Cup, Conscription and a Posse of Police

    The Moruya Cup, Conscription and a Posse of Police

    Featured image: A card from the Anderson family collection of 1920’s Christmas cards Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 8 December 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MORUYA ANNUAL RACES – The Officials have issued the programme for their annual two days’ race meeting which takes place on the Moruya […]

  • Inside Our Collection – Christmas Greetings From France, 1917

    Inside Our Collection – Christmas Greetings From France, 1917

    In our small collection of exquisite embroidered greeting cards, or World War 1 Silks, is this wonderful Christmas card sent by John Henry (Harry) Keyte to his sister Sarah May (known as May) Louttit nee Keyte. In 1917 May and her husband Sid Louttit* were living at Kiora. The postcard was sent from France on 18 October […]

  • “War is hell….” News from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917

    “War is hell….” News from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 24 November 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: AN OUTSPOKEN SOLDIER – Private Oswald Harper, a young Moruya native, son of Mr. C. A. Harper and Mrs. Harper, now of Ashfield, in writing home says, among other things:- “War is hell, but the only […]