100 Years Ago – 3 March 1923

MORUYA Factory was awarded first for loaf cheese at the recent Tilba Show.

THE names of Mr. H. J. Bate and Mrs. Bate figured prominently at the Tilba Show. Over 100 exhibits were sent from their home “Mountain View.”

An unusually large number of picknickers visited Bingie on Sunday. When lines were thrown sharks were much in evidence. We hear a local medico had great sport telling them off with a rifle.

THE aspect of the timber trade at Bateman’s Bay looks very much better; all mills are working full time, and squarers are engaged all round.

Moruya Show 1928

MORUYA’S Forty-eight Annual Show. – Mr. S Louttit scooped the pool in farm produce, gaining no less than 10 firsts and six seconds, Mr. L. Collett running up with two firsts and two seconds.

Mr. G. Chewying was top scorer in the vegetable section with eight firsts and three seconds. The admiration of all was Mr. Joe Turner’s prize exhibit of potatoes (Satisfaction), these samples being some of the best ever shown in this district. The President, Mr. D. Hutchison, made a special request to have an exhibit sent to the next Royal Show.

The food section was well filled, Mesdames J. R. Milne and E. Hawdon tying for pride of place with three firsts and two seconds each. Mrs. D. A. McIntosh carrying off the majority of honors in this industry.

Except for sow for breeding purposes, which Mr. A. Louttit won with his exhibit, Mr. H. P. Jeffery took full command of the pig section.

Considering the adverse conditions there were many splendid exhibits of pedigreed stock amongst the cattle, the principal prize-winners being Messrs. R. Heffernan, Emmott and Ryan.

Owing to the motor car superseding the horse as a means of conveyance the ring events at country shows are becoming less attractive each year, this was particularly noticeable in the hunting and jumping contests on Thursday, the competitors in the majority of cases being a very mediocre lot.

The refreshment of the multitude was in good hands, being ably managed by Mr. d’Arcy Douglas and his capable staff. The publican’s booth was controlled by Mr. V. Welsh, and the fruit stalls by Mrs. M. A. Norman.

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. A sub-committee consisting of Messrs. Mitchell, Sanders, Fulton and Johnson was appointed to meet the Parliamentary Party coming on 13th March. Matters to be brought under their notice: – 1. To give attention to the proposed small park in front of the Adelaide Hotel; 2. To try to get Moruya proclaimed an urban area; 3. Railway Concession (when available) for the Far South Coast people; 4. To try and get a suction dredge here to clear the channel of the Moruya River.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc. If you are interested in history why not join us and become a volunteer at the Museum or our library. Check us out at https://www.mdhs.org.au

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