Tag: World War I

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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*… Read More

“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,… Read More

Left-tenant Fred Hutching’s letter to the Editor from Palestine – 10 November 1917

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM  “LEFT-TENANT” FRED HUTCHINGS NOTE: On 10 November 1917 a letter from Sapper Herbert  Frederick  (Fred) Hutchings was published in the Moruya Examiner. Fred was a local boy from Bergalia where his father was a farmer and… Read More

Remembrance Day 2017

As part of Remembrance Day 2017, local military enthusiast Gary Traynor led a large  and very successful tour of the concrete bunkers built during World War 2 by the RAAF as part of the coastal defence system against Japanese and German invasion…. Read More

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… Read More

News from the Western Front – 27 October 1917

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 27 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WOUNDED – Mr. M. Keating received word last week that his youngest son, Private Jack Keating, had been wounded in the hand and… Read More

News from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 20 October 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: MADAME PETROVA in her latest and greatest success The Waiting Soul, Star Theatre tonight. INCOME TAX – Several city people have been fined… Read More