News from 100 years ago – 23 April 1921

Featured Image: A good sulky load


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 23 April 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

AN enjoyable Cinderella was held on Saturday night under the management of Moruya Race Club.

ANZAC MEMORIAL. – An Anzac Memorial Service will be held in the Church of England on Anzac night, Monday next, at 7.30. 

FRESH tenders are called for the erection of new room for Forestry Commission, at the local Court House.

IMPROVEMENTS. – Messrs. Donnelly Bros., moving with the times, are making extensive improvements to their butcher’s shop in Vulcan street. As well as the building being enlarged, a cement floor will be an up-to-date addition.

MAIL SERVICE. – Mr. Austin Chapman is in receipt of the following from the Deputy Postmaster-General: “….relative to the Nelligen-Brooman mail service. Before the contract for the present Nelligen-Brooman land service expires, consideration will be given the question of inviting alternative tenders for motor launch service between Nelligen and Shallow Crossing; thence by land service to Brooman, and most probably tenders will be invited in this manner. I would point out that the existing contract expires on 31st December, 1921, and that in connection with the conveyance of mails from 1st January, 1922, it has been decided to invite tenders as follows: (a) Nelligen, Currowan and Brooman, twice weekly (as at present); or (b) Nelligen, Currowan and Brooman, twice weekly, and Shallow Crossing and Brooman, once weekly, by spring vehicle; and (c) Nelligen and Shallow Crossing by river, once weekly. I shall be glad if you will kindly advise Messrs. Veitch & Co., Saw Mills, Shallow Crossing, and Mr. Edmund McCauley, Mulwhy, Nelligen, accordingly, and that the matter will be further considered upon receipt of tenders,”

MR A. H. Preddy, of “Tuffwood” Sawmill, Moruya, requires squarers to cut on Bodalla.

A good sulky load

Personal and Otherwise:
– Rabbit skins down to 6d per lb.Out of the 22 starters at the Pony Races on Monday, 12 were chestnut in colour.
-The C. E. Parish car has arrived and the Rev. Sanders is in full command of the wheel.
-A reduction of one shilling per case in the selling price of kerosene and petrol came into force on Monday.
-Mrs. Jacob Shottin, daughter of Mrs. Williams of Vivian Cottage, is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. T. J. Lamont.
-An up-to-date elevated umpire’s box has been erected near the local tennis court, as well as a kiosk under which the players may enjoy afternoon tea.
-Mr. W. J. Flanagan, brother of Mrs. Roger Heffernan, of Yarragee, is on a visit to his friends here. Judging by his appearance city life agrees with our old friend.
-A new sawmill on a substantial scale is about to be erected at Ryan’s Creek, about three miles out of Nelligen.

ILLNESS. – on Sunday Mr. R Veitch of Mogo, on the advice of Dr. Cutler was admitted to the local Hospital, suffering from pneumonia.

OPERATION. – On Wednesday Dr. Cutler performed a successful operation on Mrs. Hugh Sebbens at her home, Gundary, for adenoids and tonsilitis.

A PICTURESQUE SIGHT. – A pretty sight was witnessed at the Pony Meeting on Monday, when little Artie Bagnall (son of Mr. A. Bagnall) on King’s Own and little Millard (son of Mr. W. Millard, of Paradise, Nelligen) in his brilliant blue jacket, regulation boots and spurs on his snow white pony Tibby, fought out their desperate finish in the Novelty Race. The midgets received quite an ovation on returning to scales.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc.

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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