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100 Years Ago 12th March 1921


Remember the torchlight handicap at Coila to-night (Saturday) – 50 runners competing.

MORUYA RACE CLUB. – At a committee meeting of the Moruya Race Club on Wednesday night, it was decided to hold a day’s races on Saturday, 16th April, one week after Bateman’s Bay races, when £65 will be cut up in prizes.

ANNUAL SHOW. – The forty-sixth Annual Show…..opened on Wednesday under perfect weather conditions.

Moruya Show 1906

The attendance on the first day was considerably better than usual this year, evidently in anticipation of the Governor’s visit. A delay unfortunately occurred in the arrival of their Excellencies Sir Walter and Dame Margaret Davidson, caused through miscalculating the distance. The time set down was 3.30 pm., whereas the vice-regal car did not make its appearance until 5 pm. Sir Walter and Dame Margaret were met at the ring entrance by the Society’s President, Mr. T. Flood, who escorted them onto the grandstand, Mr. Flood introducing Sir Walter to the public. His Excellency in formally opening the Show, complimented the people on their magnificent district, with its fertile flats and charming hills and dales. He wished the Society every success. He congratulated the Shire engineer, Mr. R. L. Dawson, on the excellence of the roads, remarking that they are the best that he had had ever travelled on. After partaking of tea the Gubernatorial party left for Bodalla, where they were guests of the Bodalla Company until yesterday.

NERRIGUNDAH. – (From our correspondent.) There has been very little to report for some time, many of the eucalyptus stills having closed down. The only two now working are Guest and Thelan, at Belimbla, and A. Coleman, at Sawpit.

Some of those who were working eucalyptus plants are now turning their attention to prospecting, and it is hoped their efforts may result in some good finds. E. Sutherland and J. Jessop are trying a show at Deep Creek, Willison and Hattley are located at Lonsdale’s, and S. Lake has some nice specimens from a reef near the Eureka, so we may soon have the pleasure of again hearing the stampers bumping at the local battery.

FOR SALE – Wattle Bark Plant. 20 HORSE Petrol Engine, Large Wattle Bark Mill, 1 Wagonette, Belting, 1 Avery Scales and Bagger. Price £110. Inspect at Morton & Co., Buckenboura.

APOLOGY – We, the undersigned, hereby apologise to Mr. Albert Perry for having stated that, in his capacity as Manager of the Spoke Factory, Bateman’s Bay, he had “taken us down” for 200 spoke billets out of a quantity of 5570 delivered to the Factory. We have discovered the mistake was ours, due to mislaying one of the firm’s tally slips, and now hasten to repair the damage which our mistake may have done to this firm’s reputation in the district. (Signed) W. HASTIE, F. BYRNES, Nelligen.


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