News from 100 years ago – 10 December 1921

Moruya Cemetery
Nelligen – undated

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. – General Business… It was decided to ask the Park Trustees to have a gate erected in the Mantle Hill side of Park for the convenience of the public; also decided that the Shire Council be asked to place danger signals along the roads of the Eurobodalla Shire. It was thought perhaps the Automobile Society would supply these signals free of cost if applied for.

It was also suggested that the Council be written to suggesting that all owners of straying stock found in streets after sunset and before sunrise be prosecuted. Duly moved and seconded that the Shire Council be asked to put a strong bell at the Nelligen Ferry on the North Side. It was also decided to ask to have the war trophy (Machine Gun) placed in a position open to the public view and suggesting that the gun be placed in front of the Court House within the fence.

WANTED. – A load of gravel at the entrance gate to Bateman’s Bay Post Office where the boys were sailing their toy boats on Saturday last. What?

HEAVY VEALER. – Mr. M. Keating had hanging in his shambles this week a six-month old vealer, reared on an up-the-mountain cow, which weighed 270 lbs [122kg]. We saw it weighed.

BIG CABBAGE. – Bateman’s Bay is noted for doing big things, two cabbages, presented to a friend in Moruya by the grower, Mr. D. Forbes Mackay, turning the scales at over 11 lbs [5kg] each.

THE PLAGUE. – Sydney has been proclaimed a plague infected area, and all shipping will be under supervision; there will be a medical inspection of all travellers, and a strict inspection during the transhipping of all cargo.

NEGLECT. – The neglect of the Shire Council in not levelling down the unsightly and dangerous rise at the corner of Vulcan and Queen Streets, where the Court House fence was moved back a panel, is a discredit to it. Where is our once progressive local representative?

DISAPPOINTMENT. – Our proprietor and “occasional” editor was grievously disappointed on his return from Bateman’s Bay on Saturday night last to find that our town lighting proposal had been turned down. “Old and Truthful” has received hundreds of similar grievous disappointments, so he is hopeful of surviving this one.

SHIRE PRESIDENT. – At the meeting of the Eurobodalla Shire on Wednesday the election of President for the ensuring 12 months took place. Cr. D. Hutchison, who has been President for four and a half years, declined nomination, Cr. T. Flood was nominated and unanimously elected.

ADVERTISMENT. – During the Summer Months MY MOTOR LORRY will ply for beach MORUYA HEADS every Sunday and Holiday, Leaving Moruya at 10.30 a.m. J. HANSEN, Proprietor.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc.

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