News from 100 years ago – 27 August 1921

Featured Image: Nerrigundah dredge. MDHS collection


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  27 August 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

ILLNESS. –  It is with sincere regret that we have to report the serious illness of Mr. R. N. Carden, the popular host of the Royal Hotel, who is suffering from an affection of the throat. On the advice of Drs. Quilter and Henry, who held a consultation, the patient (if strong enough) will be taken to Sydney today where he will be placed in the hands of Sir Alexander McCormick. 

Carden’s Royal Hotel, cnr Page and Queen Streets Moruya,

PRESENTATION. – In Mr. Annetts’ Hall at Mogo on Sunday last, 21st inst., the Salvation Army held a service, the leader being Captain Hill, of Milton. After the service a presentation was made to Miss Elsie Annetts, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. H. C. Annetts, who is leaving Mogo to become a nurse in the Salvation Army Bethesda Hospital, Melbourne. Mr. F. Barling, of Tomakin, who spoke in eulogistic terms of Miss Annetts and of her untiring work, assisted by her mother, in connection with Sunday School at Mogo, on behalf of her many friends presented the departing guest with a handsome bible. Miss Annetts in a neat little speech thanked all for their kindness and presentation.

NEW GARAGE. – Mr. A. H. Preddy, district agent for the Chandler and Cleveland Six cars, and one of our most energetic citizens, has purchased from Mr. J. McKeon two allotments of land, opposite Keatings’ Hotel, on which he has commenced the erection of an up-to-date motor garage and showroom.

WEDDING. – At St. Saviour’s Cathedral, Goulburn, on Saturday, the wedding was celebrated of Mr. Albert Edward Lavis, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lavis, of “Glenella,” Bateman’s Bay, to Miss Minnie Louisa Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James. J. Willis, of “Swansea,” Auburn Street, Goulburn……The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Lavis will be at Oakbranch, Bateman’s Bay. Many valuable presents, including cheques, were received by the bride and bridegroom.

NERRIGUNDAH. –(Correspondent) Mining is very flat in Nerrigundah. Our only hopes were in the dredge doing some good; now it is closed down, the manager, Mr. Roberts having returned to Sydney. An elderly lady named Miss Brice, of Wagonga, died at Cadgee on Saturday last.

Nerrigundah dredge

BATEMAN’S BAY. – (Correspondent) The Tennis Tournament is to be started on Saturday – the handicapping of the members was done by Messrs. Calcraft, Ladmore, and A. Perry. The S.S. Bermagui on her last trip brought a 16-ton tug for the Starch Factory, which we understand is to shortly enlarge its operations. Our local Senior Constable Johnstone took up his duties on Wednesday last after a three months’ leave, the result of a severe attack of pneumonia. He has had a severe time and judging by appearance should still be on the invalid list, but the call of duty is imperative.

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 ILLUMINATED: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

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