Tag: World War I

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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