News from 100 years ago – 13 May 1922

DONNELY BROS. slaughtered a prime cow last week end, fattened in Luck’s paddock. She turned the scales at 596 lbs, and is described as one of the best local beasts slaughtered for a long time.

BROULEE. – Last week end a number of Isaac Walton’s deciples including Messrs A. H. Fox, M. J. Keating, Barty Turner, J. Honan and a representative of this paper, journeyed to the reputed good fishing grounds of the picturesque Broulee to try their luck amongst the finny tribe of what should long ere this have been the port of this district. After negotiating the road which leads thereto, which is in the most deplorable condition through timbergetter’s jinkers, only a few hours were allowed for the sportsmen to enjoy themselves. Several large blue gropers and some leather jackets were landed, and the fishermen got their appetites whetted for a return in the near future.

Mr. P. J. Mylott, of the Queen St. bakery, contemplates putting on a motor lorry for carting and delivery purposes in connection with his business. The costs associated with horse team are such that P. J. expects to find motor transport more reasonable.

What may have resulted in a very serious conflagration took place at Central Tilba last week. Young George Hare, in the absence of the caretaker, essayed to make the acetylene gas, taking with him a hurricane lamp. A big explosion was the result. The lamp was smashed, and young Hare burned about the hands and arms. No other damage was done, but it was a narrow escape.

On Friday evening of last week a very successful social was held at Turlinjah in aid of the Hall Piano Fund, a right royal time being spent. Visitors were present from Moruya, Bodalla, and Bateman’s Bay. Mr. J Donnelly ably officiated as M.C. and Miss Kurz and Messrs. d’Esclen and Hawdon supplied the music. The ladies of the district provided an excellent supper.

As will be seen by our business columns Mr. Darcy Douglas has opened up-to-date tea-rooms in Vulcan St. Our enterprising young townsman is also supplying the public with a long felt want by delivering thrice weekly hot pies, fresh tartlets and cakes, which may be obtained at his café. In the summer months Mr. Douglas proposes adding fruit pies to his list of small goods, as well as soft drinks.

Narooma foreshore in early days

Personal and Otherwise. – The following gentlemen have been appointed Trustees for Narooma Common, viz.: Messrs. J. McMillan (chairman); J.P. Hyland, J. Davidson, J. Brennan, J. O’Connor.

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


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