News from 100 years ago – 10 September 1921

Featured Image: Congo 2021.


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 10 September 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

HAM WANTED. – The committee require a ham for the Hospital Ball supper. Now who will be the generous contributor?

PRACTICAL SYMPATHY. – Our Progressive member, Lieut-Col. Rutledge, has generously sent along a cheque for £1 1s to the Hon. Secretary, Mrs. A. W. Constable, for the Hospital Ball fund.

ILLNESS. – We regret to report that news came through on Thursday, stating that Mr. R. N. Carden who is an inmate of St. Vincent’s Hospital had taken a change for the worst. His sisters, Sister M. Basil (accompanied by Mother De Pazzi) of St. Mary’s Convent, and Mrs. G. Spence, and Master Basil Carden (son) immediately left for Sydney.

OUR ROADS. – Now that the tourist and fishing season is approaching……the roads leading to the various resorts need to be put in trafficable order. Just at present they are in a deplorable state, particularly the one to Congo Beach, over which travellers have to cross a culvert, dangerous even for a foot passenger to negotiate. The road to Moruya Heads’ North beach is also very much in need of attention……

Knights camping at Congo. MDHS collection

TELEPHONIC. – The Deputy P.M.G. advises the Hon. Austin Chapman as follows: – I have to inform you that a communication asking that a switch board be placed in the residence of one of the telephone subscribers so that service may be obtained after the post office is closed, has been received from Narooma Branch of the Agricultural Bureau of N.S.W. (Mr. A. H. Costin, Hon. Secretary). The matter will receive attention, and you will be further advised in due course.

NERRIGUNDAH. – At a meeting held on the 5th inst., it was decided to tender the patriotic ladies of Nerrigundah a huge Ball in appreciation of their generous help during wartime and at the home-coming of our boys. This function, I might mention, ought to be worth attending, as the gents are carrying out all necessary arrangements, even to the catering part of the business.

EUCHRE PARTY. – To raise funds for their Refreshment Stall at the forthcoming C.E. Bazaar, Mesdames A. H. Fox and E. Hawdon held a euchre party and dance in the Mechanics’ Hall on Wednesday night. It was a particularly successful venture, about 60 couples being present. Messrs. C. de Saxe and J. Hansen capably managed the tournament, the winners being Miss Bella Staunton (prize, a pig) and Mr. B. Flynn (prize, a fowl). The booby trophy, a cake of soap, was secured by Mr. J. Staunton. Under the excellent supervision of Mrs. Fox, whose organizing capabilities are now fully recognized and appreciated, assisted by Mrs. Hawdon, dainty cups of coffee and tea with delicious edibles were served by a bevy of charming young waitresses. A few enjoyable hours were then spent in tripping the light fantastic to concordant music….

Mechanics’ Institute, Page Street 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.

Explore the virtual exhibition ILLUMINATE: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

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