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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

100 Years Ago - 17th February 1923

THE work of repairing and renovating the local public school is in progress, also minor renovations to the school residence.

MR. John McKeon has completed the purchase of the Donkey Hill mine from Mr. C. Stubbs, jnr., and will continue working the same.

WE regret to inform that Mr. J. Jenner, of Newstead, was seized with a paralytic stroke on Sunday. His daughters, Mesdames Dixon and Foote, who were recalled, arrived on Tuesday.

NAROOMA with other surrounding centres is packed with tourists. No sooner does one party leave than their place is taken by fresh ones. Mr. Rolfe Brice and his commodious launch are working at high pressure with river parties. Some no doubt wish the tourist season to last 12 months every year.

THREE pupils of the Turlinjah school, who have been successful in the recent exams, are Jean Davis, High School Entrance Examination, Mary Cantlay, Naomi Dennis, Q. C. passes. The first-named pupil has been granted admission to Fort St. School. Miss Davis’ name also appears in the list of bursaries in Wednesday’s papers, so this is a higher award as few now obtain these monetary successes.

A launch party of 10 made the trip to Broulee on Sunday. When bad weather came up in the afternoon it was thought advisable not to attempt the return by sea. Night fell, and there was nothing for it but to remain or walk the weary miles through the bush. The party decided to make the best of it and camp on the spot. Messrs. Norman and Skudren kindly gave their tent to the ladies, doing everything possible for their comfort. The rest of the party made shift with rugs under the trees. Morning broke on a smiling sea and everything serene. All were safely delivered at Moruya wharf none the worse for their experience of a night in the bush.

OBITUARY. - On Sunday there passed away another well-known resident of the district in the person of Mrs. Angelina Toose, elder daughter of Dr. E. Boot, of Yarragee, and who for many years lived a retired life at Gundary. The deceased lady had reached the advanced age of 83. … She was devotedly attended by her sister-in-law Mrs. W. Boot of Bega, and her son Mr. Frank Toose. The late Mrs. Toose was twice married, her first husband being the late Mr. Dean Francis, of whom Mr. Fred Francis is the only son. Later the deceased lady was wedded to Mr. Henry Toose, who practiced as a solicitor in Moruya, and whose son Mr. Frank Toose is now a member of the “Examiner” staff. Our brother journalist, Mr. W. Boot of the Bega “Budget,” is a brother; also George Boot of Yarragee, and Miss Boot of the same place a younger sister.

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

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