High Class Bull and other news from one hundred years ago – 28.02.1920


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 28 February 1920, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society:

SALE OF COTTAGE.- Mr George Barling has sold his comfortable cottage in Church Street to Mr Geo. Spence, the sum paid, we understand, being £500.

HIGH STANDARD.- About 600 teachers in the service of the Education Dept. hold University degrees.  Of these 72 hold the M.A. degree, 360 to the B.A and 58 B.Sc.

SALE REPORT.- R.H. Harvison reports having sold, in the Moruya yards, on Wednesday of last week, milkers with calves at foot up to £13, Mr. Harry Lavis being top buyer. At Eurobodalla, on Monday, the same auctioneer disposed of a number of newly calved cows up to £14, Mr. P. Coman being the top purchaser.

STOCK RETURNS.- We are indebted to the genial secretary, Mr. G. Gordon, for the following information: The total number of stock returned for the Broulee Pastures Protection District is 27,304 cattle, 2,760 horses and 1876 sheep.  Out of the total there are 381 cattle and 307 horses not assessable, leaving a total of 26,923 cattle, 2,453 horses and 1876 sheep subject to rates. It is estimated that the carrying capacity of the land understocked will be assessed as at 600 head of large stock; grand total, 29,376 large stock and 1,876 sheep.

Q.C. EXAMINATIONS, 1920. – It will be of interest to many to know that the above examination is to be held during the month of October this year. Angus and Robertson are already in the field with a new brief History for Q.C. candidates. The book presents a very readable summary of the topics prescribed in the latest syllabus of History for candidates preparing for the Q.C. examination.

HIGH CLASS BULL.- Mr. A. F. Emmott, who has for years past manifested a decided penchant for the possession of high-quality cattle, has purchased from the Darbalara Estate one of the very best young bulls (2½ years) it possessed.  We have not had the privilege of reading the animal’s tabulated pedigree, but we are reliably informed that he is absolutely one of the purest bred in the State, and cost Mr. Emmott, in the first instance, somewhere in the vicinity of one hundred guineas.  This animal, which is white in color with a yellow skin like burnished gold, in nicely shaped with the leading characteristics of the milking strains, and when fully developed will be a big advertisement as well as an attraction to the district.

Abraham Forster Emmott as a young man
Abraham Forster Emmott as a young man

NAROOMA. (From our Correspondent)

– On Wednesday last, the 18th inst. The Lord Bishop of Goulburn held confirmation services at St. Paul’s Church, Narooma, there being seven candidates.

– Miss Millie Thomsen returned to Sydney on Tuesday last to continue her studies at Hereford House, where she is training for a school teacher, having been home on her Xmas vacation.

– It is a regrettable fact that Narooma Public School with over 80 children has been without an assistant teacher since the Xmas holidays the whole work evolving on the one teacher’s shoulders.

– We congratulate Alicia Mary Coman, daughter of Mr. James Coman of Narooma, and pupil of the Narooma Public School, on her successfully winning a bursary at the recent qualifying certificate exams. Again Mr. W. Rowlands, the teacher, is to be complimented on his strenuous efforts in bringing about such good results.  Alicia will be leaving shortly for Sydney to continue her studies.

EUROBODALLA. (From our Correspondent.)

– On Saturday, 21st inst. A very pleasing function took place at the Eurobodalla Tennis Court.  The friends of Miss Lavis gathered to do her honor on the eve of her marriage to Mr. Dan Constable of Dignam’s Creek and to present her with an address and a beautiful set of Hygienic Rustless Dinner Knives.

– At night a social was held in the Eurobodalla Hall.  Excellent music was supplied by Misses Lynch, Bishop and Taylor.  Refreshments were served and at 12 o’clock after singing Auld Land Syne and God Save the King a very enjoyable evening ended.

Screen Shot 2018-12-19 at 6.45.45 pmTwenty one 100 years ago booklets containing articles for the years 1899 to 1919 are available ($6 to $8ea) from the Museum.  Back copies of local newspapers can be viewed on microfilm at the Society’s Family History Research Library (Ph 4474 3224) situated at the rear of the Museum in Campbell St. Moruya.

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The Moruya Museum houses a collection of furniture, books, artefacts and memorabilia that is intended to show visitors something of the lives of the ordinary people of this community from the middle of the nineteenth century. Most items on display were donated by local families. 

To explore the museum’s online collection click HERE.

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