News from 100 years ago – 15 April 1922

 The Sydney show is said to excel any of its predecessors as an all-round exhibition. The South Coast and Tableland won the District Trophy Display at the Sydney Show by 4 points.

The population of N.S.W. at the end of December was estimated at 2,128,786, an increase of 36,451 during the year. The natural increase for the last year was the highest on record.

OURSELVES. – Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Constable left on Wednesday for the Metropolis on a much-needed holiday and during their absence Mr. H. Bishop will conduct the destinies of the “Examiner.” Mr. Bishop, who was our trusted compositor and manager for over 20 years, was the proprietor of the Milton “Times” for 19 years. … We trust that our correspondents and secretaries will keep our locum tenens well supplied with news.

The Dwyer’s Creek Public School is now surrounded by a neat fence erected by the residents of that village.

HOTEL IMPROVEMENTS. – Mr. Keating’s hotel is being beautified by an extensive application of paint, and Mr. Dunsmore’s Adelaide Hotel has been further improved by the addition of three fresh motor car boxes with locks and keys.

Mr. Reg. Bishop, of Tilba Tilba, is still a patient in Narooma hospital. The day prior to Tilba show he was cutting cornstalks, when the cane knife he was using inflicted a severe gash on the right wrist. Reg lost a considerable quantity of blood. Fear was entertained that he might lose the use of his fingers, but information last week gave the cheering news that the patient is recovering the use of his hand.

The usual exodus of country folk to the Easter Show in Sydney is in full swing, Moruya, in common with towns up the Coast being much in evidence. The show this year promised to be a record.

BODALLA. – (From our Correspondent). After being conducted by the Bodalla Company for 47 years the Bodalla Arms Hotel, was, on April 1st, transferred to Mr. P. Lennard, who has been manager for a number of years. At the invitation of Mr. Hutchinson, a large number of employees assembled to wish Mr. and Mrs. Lennard good luck in their under-taking.              

Bodalla Football Team c1900’s

A well attended meeting of the local football club was held on Monday night, when it was decided to reform the club for the ensuring year. The following officers were appointed: – Patron, John Bailey, Esq., M.L.A.; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. J. Brown, H. Decsclen, R. Nixon and F. J. Woodward; Secretary and Treasurer, H. Head; Selection Committee, Messrs. Roy Byrne, D. Head, and A. Smith. It was decided that the colours be blue and gold.

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


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