Tag: World War I

  • Frank Comments About King George V As Written By a Digger From Narooma

    Frank Comments About King George V As Written By a Digger From Narooma

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 18 November 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: OUR BOYS – The following is a letter received by Mrs. Jas. O’Connor, of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade. – Lark Hill Salisbury Plains Sept. 27th 1916 Mum Dearest, – Like so many of my letters […]

  • One Hundred Years Ago Moruya Voted NO To Conscription

    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 Conscription Referendum Heats Up and a Report About Pte Raymond Charles Bishop at Fromelle

    The Conscription Referendum Heats Up and a Report About Pte Raymond Charles Bishop at Fromelle

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 21 October 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: REFERENDUM VOTING – Persons voting at the Referendum on the 28th for or against Conscription, are advised to read the Commonwealth Electoral Registrars’ advertisement on our inside sheet setting forth the various polling places throughout the […]

  • The 1916 Conscription Referendum is looming – 100 years ago

    The 1916 Conscription Referendum is looming – 100 years ago

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 30 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: CORPORAL L. W. Walker, Machine Gun Section, son of Mrs. J. H. Walker, of Queanbeyan, and brother of Mr. Leo Walker of this town, has been reported killed in action in France. Before enlisting he was […]

  • An Earthquake Shakes Moruya Up – News from 23.09. 1916

    An Earthquake Shakes Moruya Up – News from 23.09. 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RECOVERING – Latest reports from the local hospital state that the young D. Sebbens, who was taken to that institution in a serious condition on Tuesday last, suffering from an inward strain, is recovering. “Denny” will […]

  • A lady bank clerk comes to Bega and other news from 100 years ago.

    A lady bank clerk comes to Bega and other news from 100 years ago.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 September 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Miss Simpson of “Carolyn” who recently forwarded a large parcel of old kid gloves has received the following acknowledgement from Mrs. E. A. Harris, 283 George St, Sydney : – “Please accept my earnest […]

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

    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

    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 […]

  • Moruya Votes For 6pm Closing – news from 17 june, 1916

    Moruya Votes For 6pm Closing – news from 17 june, 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 17 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: WHARF ROAD – We are pleased to hear that those of our Shire Councillors, interviewed on the subject, are quite in accord with the views expressed by us in a recent issue favouring the formation of […]

  • With sections such as “Town Talk” and “Personal and Otherwise” the Moruya Examiner was the real Facebook of 1916

    With sections such as “Town Talk” and “Personal and Otherwise” the Moruya Examiner was the real Facebook of 1916

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 10 June 1916, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: EVERY elector should record their vote today. REID Bros., of Eurobodalla, are advertising for a puller-out for their sawmill. TAILORING – T. D. Pritchard, merchant tailor of 67 Market St. Sydney will be at McKeon’s Hotel […]