News from 100 years ago – 7 May 1921

Featured Image: The Manse, Moruya.


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 7 May 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

The Man From Snowy River,” Wednesday next, May 11th.  The best Australian production to date.

SILICA MINING. – Messrs. J. McKeon and Foreman Bros. have another parcel of silica from their mine near Potato Point, Bodalla, ready for shipment to the Newbold Silica Firebrick Co. for trial. Some months ago the owners sent away two tons of this ore, and the Company’s report on the sample was very satisfactory; the test equalling that of the Ulladulla Silicas. Through the discovery of this ore in the Milton district, employment has been given to hundreds of men, and we sincerely trust that ere long we will be able to report the same of the Potato Point mine, particularly for the sake of its plucky owners.

TELEPHONE SUPPLIES. – …the Hon. A. Chapman, M.P., has been advised by the Deputy Postmaster General that the work of erecting certain telephone lines in his electorate has been held up owing to the shortage of line material as well as telephones. The latter are now available, and although difficulty with respect to wire and insulators is still experienced, it is anticipated supplies which are now due will shortly be available, when the completion of these works will be pushed on with….

WEDDING. – On Wednesday evening a quiet wedding was celebrated at the Manse, Moruya, by Rev. J. B. Fulton, when Mr. William Alexander Mercer, of Bingie, was married to Miss Ethel Mary Bown, of Bergalia. The bride’s brother officiated as best man, and Miss Lalie Mercer attended as bridesmaid. The happy pair left per motor car that evening for Bateman’s Bay, on route for Moss Vale, where the honeymoon will be spent.

THE appointment of the first batch of women Justices of the Peace is now being considered by the State Government.

SERVICE MEDAL. – We have been shown a very handsome souvenir which Mr. E. L. Arnett (who is again on a visit to this district) has just received. It was the British Service Silver Medal attached to battalion colors of blue and gold and presented to Mr. Arnett for services rendered the Empire by his late son, Private Alex. S. Arnett, 55th Batt., A.I.F. It is a keepsake highly prized by the bereaved father.

MORUYA COTTAGE HOSPITAL. – Matron’s report. Patients in hospital on 14th March 4, admitted since last report 9, discharged since last report 5, remaining in hospital 4. Fees received by Matron £8 9s. Phone 5/4. Donations in kind received as follows: From Church of England Sunday School Scholars – gifts of groceries, fruit, eggs, etc.; Mrs. W. Stephens – vegetables and eggs; Mrs. Donovan – vegetables; Mrs. H. Luck – apples; Mrs. W. Robb – fowls and beef; Mrs. Parbery – jam; Mrs. J. Coppin – vegetables; Mrs. J. Hart – lemons and butter; Mrs. J. Green – honey; Mrs. T. Flood – flowers and eggs; Mrs. J. Veitch – eggs and fowl.

THE only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

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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