News from 100 yeas ago – 21 May 1921

Featured Image: Pollock’s Store, Nerrigundah. MDHS collection


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 21 May 192i, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

HELLO! – His many patrons may now make appointments by telephone with Dentist C. de Saxe, as his resident surgery has just been connected with the local exchange.

WEDDINGS. – At St. John’s Church on 14th inst. The Rev. G. A. Sanders united in the holy bonds of matrimony Miss Alma Ethel Jones, of Narooma, and Mr. Eric Newman, of Turlinjah, and on the 16thinst. The marriage of Miss Sarah Briley and Mr. H. Cooley (late A.I.F.) was solemnized by the Rev. Sanders.

GYMNASIUM. – At the meeting of St. John’s Parochial Council on Monday last, it was decided to fit up the Parish Hall for a gymnasium, at which the usual gymnastic exercises – including boxing for boys and young men – will be given. The fee is fixed at the moderate sum of 2/6 Reduced to 1/- for each succeeding member of a family. Mr. C. de Saxe, Dr. Cutler, and others will be responsible for the instructions.

THIEVING. – A low down action was perpetrated on Monday night last. About 12 o’clock some sneaking creature entered Mrs. Atfield’s premises at Mantle Hill and made a clean sweep of the fowl yard, taking the whole 15 birds from off the roost. Not a trace of a feather was to be seen the next morning, the only sign of the midnight marauder’s visit was the marks of a man’s boot in the yard. It was, undoubtedly, a cruel act to commit on one who would give away the last morsel she had if she thought anyone was in want. What with thieving bipeds and quadrupeds (otherwise foxes) poultry in this district will soon be depleted.

FOR SALE. – GENERAL STORE. Stock about £1000. For further particulars apply POLLOCK BROS., Nerrigundah.

TO LET BY TENDER. – FARM ON DEUA RIVER. To let for one or five years the farm known as T. Coopers, occupied by W. H. Milliken, whose lease expires 1st June 1921. Everything to make a small Dairy Farm complete is on this one. The Farm must be kept free from noxious weeds. T. COOPER, Araluen. 

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. – The usual monthly meeting of the Progress Association took place in the Shire Hall on the 12th inst. Present: Messrs. E. J. Egan (chair), Rev. G. A. Sanders, G. Mitchell, C. Johnson, and the Secretary, C. Carter.

Correspondence: Letter from Mr. Harrison stating that he could not see his way clear to accede to the Association’s request for the service cars to leave Moruya at 6 o’clock instead of 5 during the four winter months. From Shire Council, stating that they would take a referendum on the lighting of the Moruya streets provided the Association paid half the cost of the expenses incurred. The matter about the fencing of the proposed park in front of the Adelaide Hotel was allowed to stand over on account of the scarcity of the Council’s funds.

The secretary was instructed to forward on the money when received to the Shire Council for the erection of the concrete trough at the wharf windmill.

WANTED. – A GOOD MAID. Apply- Box 8, P.O. Moruya.

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.

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