News from 100 years ago – 26 March 1921

Featured Image: Moruya Museum, 1970s.


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 26 March 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

MEDICAL. – Mr. P. J. Stormon, son of Mr. M. Stormon, jnr., of Eurobodalla, has been successful at the Sydney University in passing the third degree examination in faculty of medicine.

OUR BRIDGE. – The bridge across Moruya River, which has been redecked, reflects great credit on the overseer, Mr. T. Simpson. The bridge is now being tarred and sanded and when finished will be a vast improvement on the old style of metaling and blinding.

AT LAST. – The agitations of the “Examiner” and Progress Association have taken effect. Shire Engineer Dawson is having the finger posts erected at the Park corner on Bodalla road, pointing out road to Bodalla and road to Moruya Heads; also one on post office corner directing to Araluen via Kiora.

WHAT TO DO WITH OUR BOYS. – A clever, steady jockey can make much more money at the race game than either horse-owner or trainer. W. Lillyman, who has a beautiful residence at Coogee, is reputed to be worth £70,000, and W. H. McLachlan has a terrace of flats at the same fashionable watering place, and owns a picture show at Randwick as well.

FOOTBALL. – Only three Knights of the Leather were so far interested as to attend a meeting on Saturday last called by advertisement by Mr. H. Sebbens to form a football club. Consequently no business was transacted.

OPERATION. –  Miss Lalie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Mercer, of Mantle Hill, was hurriedly taken to Sydney last week and operated upon for appendicitis. The patient is progressing favorably. Mr. Mercer is also undergoing treatment for chest trouble whilst in Sydney.

OUR RIVER. – Owing to our Pilot Station being undermanned, the Master was unable to direct the sailing of Mr. Lebbeus Hordern’s yacht Acielle up our river on Wednesday morning. A temporary pilot was secured with the result that the yacht grounded on the sandspit opposite town wharf, where she remained until evening. With the incoming tide and the assistance of willing hands ashore on Mr. Mitchell’s winch the vessel was floated off at 9.30 and moored to the wharf.

The yacht Achielle in Sydney Harbour (Wikipedia).

BODALLA on Easter Monday night should see a bumper house in attendance at the ball in connection with the Renwick Hospital cot. Mr. Brice has all arrangements well in hand.

TORCHLIGHT HANDICAP. – The torchlight handicap, held on Coila Park on Friday night last, in aid of the Turlinjah Piano Fund, was well attended. The hon. Secretary, Mr. Joe Berriman, had all the details in order.

WANTED. – TEMPORARY LABORER for one, two or three days per week, as weather permits. Must understand the handling and management of boats. Wages 14/s per day. Apply MORUYA PILOT STATION. ‘Phone No. 7.

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.

Explore the virtual exhibition ILLUMINATE: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

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