News from 100 years ago – 24 September 1921


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  24 September 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

RUNAWAY. – Some excitement was cause on Tuesday afternoon through a young draught horse attached to a milk van, bolting. While the driver, Mr. W. J. Jeffery, was in the Commercial Bank, the horse pulled away from the post, and freeing itself from the winkers, bolted, but its mad career was stopped at the corner of Vulcan and Campbell Sts. by the capsizing of the vehicle. The horse escaped injury, but the axle and shaft of the van were broken.

BATEMANS BAY. – (From our Correspondent.) The Brass Band Ball was a great success. A well-filled hall was the response of the public to encourage the bandsmen and to show the Bandmaster Mr. J. Latty and the Secretary Mr. A. Ryan that their efforts merit approbation of the public.

The door takings were about £10. A feature of the dance was the beautifully artistic wall decorations – the stage effect was delightful. The arranged palm leaves and clematis effectively covered up the bare walls and imparted to the Hall a charm to please the most aesthetic.  

During the afternoon the Factory played the rest of the town in a game of cricket. It was the first game of the season and it showed that there were some good old sloggers left amongst us.   We see from the Gazette that Bateman’s Bay is now an urban area, and no doubt there will soon be a visit from an official to report on the condition of the latrines and sundry alterations such as cementing floors, etc., insisted on. It is a pity that improvements mean expense, especially during such an epidemic of impecuniosity which now exists in the Bay.

We are glad to see back in Mogo an old identity, Mr. Arnie Annetts, who had reopened in the storekeeping line.

GIFT AFTERNOON. – There was a happy little gathering at the Parish Hall on Tuesday afternoon when Mrs. Preddy and Miss DuRoss received a lovely array of gifts for their Jumble Stall at the forthcoming C.E. Bazaar. During the afternoon recherche refreshments were partaken of, and a short time spent in “Viewing the tray.” Mrs. J. Hansen correctly giving the names of all the articles thereon, won the prize.

ADVERTISMENT. – FOR SALE. THE SHAMROCK CAFE. On the advice of my Doctor I am reluctantly compelled to relinquish business, therefore my Up-to-date Tea Rooms, Confectionary, Fruit and Soft Drinks Establishment, known as the SHAMROCK CAFE, which shows a quick and substantial turnover, is for sale. The shop is well furnished and in a most central position. For particulars apply – T. Strahan, Vulcan Street, Moruya.

WORKING BEE. – About 40 members of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches assembled at the cemetery on Wednesday afternoon and did excellent work in clearing and burning off scrub in their respective portions. The willing band of toilers were supplied with refreshment by the lady members.

Moruya cemetery 2029

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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