News from 100 years ago – 17 September 1921

Featured Image: Sacred Heart Convent, Moruya.


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  17 September 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

THE FLU. – From reports that reach us it is evident that that unwelcome visitor “the ‘flu” is travelling up the coast. The best advice we know is, that as soon as symptoms develop, get to bed at once and stop there until you feel O.K.


NEW CAR. – Mr. Godfred Hanscom, our entertaining Picture Show Proprietor, arrived home from Sydney on Thursday with a new six-cylinder Buick car.

RECOVERED. – Mrs. J. Strahan, who has been an inmate of the local hospital for some weeks, suffering from an abscess on her arm, is, we are pleased to state, once again dispensing cups of tea at her Shamrock Cafe. 

DEATHS. – During the week the Grim Reaper, Death, paid two visits to Bateman’s Bay. On Monday morning Mr. John Kidd, who occupied the position of postmaster there for a number of years, was the Reapers first victim. Mr. Kidd, who appeared to be in his usual health on Friday, was seized with a paralytic stroke about one o’clock the following morning. Dr. Quilter was quickly in attendance, but the patient passed away as above stated. Deceased leaves a widow and two daughters, for whom very great sympathy is felt. On Tuesday another very old resident of the Bay was called to his eternal reward, in the person of Mr. Barclay sen., aged 78.

OBITUARY. – There passed away on Sunday last Mr. Hugh Robb, an old and highly respected resident of Mogo, pneumonia being the cause of death. Mr. Robb, who had been devotedly nurse during his illness by his sister, Mrs. D. Casey, after leaving the old homestead at Buckenboura, spent a number of years on the goldfields of Coolgardie. Deceased leaves three brothers, Messrs. William, John and George, and four sisters, Mesdames Foran (N.Z.), J. and W. McGrath (Sydney) and D. Casey (Mogo) to mourn their loss…..

EUROBODALLA SHIRE. – Correspondence: From L.G. Dept., enclosing gazettal of Bateman urban area; From District Surveyor, re application for P.O. by R. E. Collie of portion 501, Parish Narooma (old rubbish depot)……Council has no objection to the granting of the P.O.; From B. J. Moran, offering 10/-per week for cottage in Campbell Street. Offer accepted; From Charlotte Veitch, Mogo, applying for permission to erect a verandah in front of her shop at Mogo. Request granted subject to the supervision of the Engineer; From J. E. Hawdon, asking permission to employ clerical assistance in carrying on his valuation for the current year. Request granted; From A. L. Graham, Moruya, asking the council to open Shore Street, near the bridge, for traffic. Referred to Engineer for report; From A. L. Gumly, Nelligen, re purchase of old wire rope. Referred to Engineer to deal with; From A. H. Preddy, asking permission to erect a motor garage in Vulcan Street. Request granted.

Framed photograph – Framed photograph – Mrs Alice Simpson nee Emmott. MDHS collection 000/733

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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