News from 100 years ago – 8 October 1921

Featured Image: The Royal Hotel Moruya stood on the corner of Page and Queen Streets.


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  8 October 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

OBITUARY. – ….we have to report the untimely death of Mr. R. N. Carden, licensee of the Royal Hotel, at the comparatively early age of 52 years. He had been ill for some weeks suffering from an affection of the throat….. and was taken to Sydney for treatment, which proved ineffectual, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He was removed to a private home ….. in Potts Point, where he was surrounded by his near and dear ones. Moruya’s highest esteemed townsman passed to his eternal reward on Monday night. Profound was the sympathy expressed when the sad news became known, as no man in the community was more highly thought of than poor “Bob” Carden, as he was lovingly called….. To the heartbroken widow, sons, Phillip and Basil, daughter, Ena, and sisters, Sister M. Basil of St. Mary’s Convent (Moruya), Mesdames Clinton (North Sydney) and G. Spence (Moruya) the “Examiner” tenders its deepest sympathy.

DEATH. – Very great sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Mark Whelan, of Bodalla, whose son, aged 10 years, died at Moruya Hospital early on Tuesday morning. From the first very little hopes were entertained for the recovery of the poor little fellow, who was suffering from blood poisoning and pneumonia. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the R.C. portion of the Bodalla cemetery.

MOTOR SERVICE. – Messrs. Weatherby and Preddey have taken over Hunt and Co’s daily motor service from Moruya to Nowra and are putting on a fleet of Chandler Six. With the combination of our two most enterprising business men, the public should be able to travel with every convenience.

WEDDING. – A wedding which created considerable interest was celebrated in St. John’s Church by the Rev. G. A. Sanders on Saturday last. The contracting parties were Miss Lily Jeffery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Jeffery, of “Rosehill,” Moruya, and Mr. Holroyd Innes (late A.I.F.) of Tomakin. The dainty little bride was prettily attired in cream, with mob cap and veil and her shower bouquet was tired with the bridegroom’s colors – red and purple.Miss Innes (sister of the bridegroom) gowned in pink with black picture hat, attended as bridesmaid, and Mr. Fred Innes as best man….

BATEMAN’S BAY. – (From our Correspondent.) The function in aid of the Public Park on Monday, 8-Hour Day was a huge success and gratified the Trustees of the Mackay Park. The door takings £21 was beyond hopes.                                                                                      The Ball was largely attended and many lovely frocks graced the hall.The duties of M.C. were carried out by Messrs. A. Ryan and V. Ison, and the strenuous work at the door was undertaken by Messrs. Calcraft, Fenning and J. Lavis. The Bay Brass Band kindly enlivened the village during the evening.        

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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