News from 100 years ago – 5 November 1921

Featured Image: Illustration from The Young Fur Traders 1949. MDHS collection


Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  5 November 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

EMASCULATION. – Owing to unforeseen circumstances Mr. M. E. Ryan was unable to operate in Moruya yesterday but expects to do so on Monday Next.

LAUNCHING OF BOAT. – Narooma was en fete on Thursday when the Sawmiller’s Shipping Co’s new wooden vessel was launched in a “river of champagne,” and christened “Kianga.” The day was an ideal one, the launching a phenomenal success and the attendance the largest ever seen in the pretty little seaside village.

SS Kianga

CRICKET TEAM. – The following cricketers will represent Moruya against Mogo at Mogo to-day (Saturday). The Secretary wishes the players to be at F. Knight’s shop at 12.30 p.m. C. Carter, C. Selden, P. J. Feneley, F. Knight, R. Spinks, H. Richards, B. Coppin, L. W. Jones, W. Brierly, H. Little and D. Rose. Emergencies – W. Doyle, and H. Duren.

MOGO. – (From our Correspondent). Another gold-mining syndicate is about to operate in the Mogo Creek. Mr. Blakely, a city man, and Mr. Allie Sebbens, locally known is keen on the venture. Allie has almost always been walking and talking on the subject, and his pluck deserves every success. Harry Annetts and Ab. Barling are having a go later – the former ought to do, as about him there seems to hang the “streak of luck,” whilst the typical wait-a-while caution of the latter would crown any mining school. The precious stone is there, lads; go get it!…. Mr. Lynch, of Sandy Creek, is doing some fine ploughing, and looks with pleasure on his ancestral home. Dan Egan is also hard at work on his pretty little farm at Runnymede, and deals out some of the best corn.

A. & P. SOCIETY. – The committee meeting of the Moruya A. and P. Society on Wednesday was attended by Messrs. D. Hutchinson (chair), J. R. Milne, A. Louttit, A. F. Emmott, S. Louttit, R. J. Anderson, A. H. Annetts, W. S. Nelson, H. W. Luck, J. E. Lavis, E. Collett and R. L. Dawson. The correspondence included principally offers of special prizes from Sydney business firms. Judges in various sections were appointed. It was decided to move the Secretary’s office from its present position to the side of steps in front of the Show pavilion.

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. – A special meeting …… was held in the Shire Hall to discuss the lighting of the Moruya township. It was moved by Rev. Fulton and seconded by Mr. Heffernan that the Secretary be instructed to write to the Shire Council, stating that Mr. Preddy is prepared to supply electric light lights for 1/- a unit, costing about 1/- a night for 5 lights or 2/- for 10 lights and that we recommend that this offer be put into practical shape between Council and Mr. Preddy.

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 Illustrations

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