News from 100 years ago – 13 August 1921

Featured Image: Abe Louttit’s house being moved at Mullenderee. MDHS collection


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 13 August 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

GRAZING RIGHTS. – R. B. Heffernan will offer for sale at the “Examiner” Office on Saturday next, 20th inst., the grazing rights of Moruya Park for 12 months.

BABY’S DEATH. – On Monday last Mr. and Mrs. S. O’Cass, of Bodalla, suffered a sad bereavement through the death of their seven-month’s old baby girl from an attack of gastritis.

LICENSING COURT. – On Wednesday the Local Licensing Bench granted the transfer of the license of the Adelaide Hotel from J. J. King to W. Dunmore. Our new boniface has also purchased this Hotel and land.

BUSINESS FOR SALE. – One of the most up-to-date and profitable little businesses in this district is on the market for sale. Owing to ill-health, Mrs. T. Strahan is reluctantly compelled to retire from business, and is now giving anyone desirous of purchasing a well-established and fitted-up tea-rooms and confectionary, fruit and soft drinks shop, the opportunity of securing the popular Shamrock Cafe.

PLOUGHING MATCH. – This is the last opportunity we will have of reminding our readers that the A. & P. Society’s Ploughing Match will take place on Wednesday next. As seven entries have been received for the principal event of ploughing operations, and the committee has decided to accept Mr. Milne’s offer of his paddock at Mullenderee.

HOUSE MOVING. – Mr. A. F. Emmott, who a short time ago purchased Mr. Martin McMahon’s property at Mullenderee, last week had the house removed in its entirety from its old position to a new one, about half a mile closer to town. The building was lowered from the blocks by the aid of jacks onto large girders and hauled to the new site by Mr. G. Mitchell’s traction engine. Mr. C. Pike was in command of the tractor and Mr. C. Stubbs had the management of the building.

Abe Louttit’s house being moved, Mullenderee. 1921

FOOTBALL. – Bodalla beat Narooma 8 to nil last Saturday.

EUROBODALLA COUNCIL. – General Business. The Engineer was authorized to spend up to £15 in repairs to the Shire Council’s cottage in Campbell St.

The Engineer was instructed to notify the maintenance men to report at once to him any excessive damage done to any of the Shire’s roads by timber or other teams, and that on receipt of such report, that the Engineer inspect the damage and take legal proceedings against the offender. Tenders. Two tenders were received for cement water trough at wharf windmill, and that of John Stewart at £23 was accepted.

ADVERTISMENT. – Pause! and read this: Ring ‘phone 21 and you will be able to get the Primest Beef, Mutton, Pork and Small Goods at the Lowest Market Rates at Roy Turnbull’sNew Shop at the Freezing Works, Moruya. Only Braidwood cattle killed. No frozen beef supplied. Orders delivered daily to any part of the district. A Trial Solicited.

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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