100 years Ago – 10 February 1923

IT is rumored that Sir Samuel Hordern has an eye on a slice of the Bodalla estate with a view to the establishment of a blood stock stud farm there.

TO Miss Lily Brown, B.A., daughter of Mr. J. Brown, Bodalla, we extend our hearty congratulations on having attained the much coveted distinction of Batchelor of Arts. Miss Brown, B.A., does not, we understand, intend to rest on her laurels, but to continue her studies at the University until she has gained the Diploma of Education. We wish her every success in her future studies.

A COMMITTEE meeting of the A. and P. Society was held on Saturday last, the Members present being Messrs. D. Hutchinson (chair), S. Louttit, L. D. Collett, R. J. Anderson, H. W. Luck, E. Collett, A. Russell, G. C. Mercer, T. Flood, G. Luck, R. B. Heffernan, P. Mylott, J. E. Lavis, J. R. Milne, A. F. Emmott and A. Louttit. The correspondence included a number of consents and refusals to act as judges. … A discussion arose as to whether they would abandon the Show or not this year. After considerable discussion it was decided to carry out the Show as arranged. It was decided to remove the old lavatory.

THE death of Miss Margaret Summers took place on 2nd inst. at “Lynwood,” the residence of her sister-in-law, Mr. G. Turner. Deceased, who was 78 years, had been suffering from an internal complaint for many months, during which time she was tenderly nursed, first by her step-sister, Mrs. J. Connors, and later by her nieces, Mrs. J. Ryan and Mrs. G. Turner. … She leaves to mourn their loss four step-sisters, Mesdames J. Connors (Moruya), Wallace (Berry), Jones (Rockdale), T. Connors (Port McQuarie), and three brothers, Messrs. T. and J. Turner (Moruya), and E. Turner (Sydney), to all of whom we extend our sincere sympathy.

THE death of Mrs. White, of Nelligen, on Wednesday, removes from our midst one of the old and respected identities of the district. Deceased, whose age was 79 years, conducted the Steam Packet Hotel with her husband for a number of years, and later the store at Nelligen. Selling out, the family lived in retirement in Sydney, afterwards coming to Moruya. About six months ago they again took over the store-keeping business at Nelligen. Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Mrs. Brown, of Yarragee. Her sister, Mrs. Thomas Mooney, predeceased her a number of years ago, as did also her brothers, Messrs. Thomas, Patrick and Joseph Brown. Mr. John Brown, of Randwick, is one of three brothers living. … The Rev. Father McCormack performed the last sad rites at the graveside in Moruya.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc. https://www.mdhs.org.au

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