News from 100 years ago – 12 November 1921

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Moruya Cemetery

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of  12 November 1921 provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society

PONY KILLED. – On Monday morning Mr. R Spinks had the misfortune to lose his speedy race pony Monie, by Simonidee-Melba. On the morning in question Mr. Spinks took the feed to the mare where she was paddocked, but was shocked to find his little favorite dead. Evidently she had attempted to jump the leaning gate and had become impaled, as the poor beast’s internal organs were protruding. Having bred the pony and used her constantly as a hack, Mr. Spinks is naturally upset over the occurrence. He had just placed her in work for Bodalla Boxing Day race meeting.

OBITUARY. – There died in her home at Gundary on Thursday night, one of Moruya’s oldest identities in the person of Mrs. Mary Ann Mason at the age of 79 years. Deceased had been a sufferer from an incurable complaint for some time, and her end came as a happy release. Her husband pre-deceased her many years ago. Two daughters are left to mourn their irreparable loss. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Methodist portion of the Moruya Cemetery. Her mother, Mrs. Sicily and brother are buried at Kiora.

ONLY six weeks, and Xmas will be here. Order your cards now. Beautiful samples at this office.

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOPPING. – Business houses in a number of towns are dispensing with Saturday night shopping to enable them to meet the 44-hour week requirements. Moruya also contemplates the same move.

Mr George Chewying’s store in Queen Street

DIVORCE SUIT. – In the Sydney Divorce Court on Thursday, before Mr. Justice James, Florence Chewchin (formerly Nelson) petitioned for a divorce from Edward Chewchin (at one time an assistant in Mr. G. Chewying’s store and recognised as Moruya’s smartest athlete), on the ground of desertion. The petitioner and the respondent were married at Braidwood in May, 1901, according to the rites of the Church of England. A decree nisi was granted, returnable in six months.

DEATH. – On Tuesday, Mr. T. E. Walter, of Queen St., received the sad news that his brother, Mr. John Walter, of “Daphne,” Guilford had … passed peacefully away at the age of 66. Deceased was the third son of the late Mr. E. Walter, and was a native of Peckham, Surrey, England and came to this country in 1858 in the sailing ship, Daphne. A small piece of wood from this vessel, bearing the inscription “E. Walter, passenger by Daphne to Sydney, 1858” in a remarkably well preserved state is still in the possession of Mr. T. Walter. The late Mr. John Walter will be remembered by many as an obliging and capable Postmaster in the old building, recently demolished, at the corner of Queen and Vulcan Sts….

NELLIGEN. – (From our Correspondent) It is on the tapis that a new school will be erected at Nelligen in the near future. The teacher’s residence is also to receive attention…

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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