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100 Years Ago: 19th March 1921


UNDER CONSIDERATION. – The Hon. Austin Chapman has been notified that the question of the post office at Bateman’s Bay being raised to official status is under consideration.

Appeal Court. – Appeals of persons aggrieved by valuations made for the purpose of rating under L.G. Act of 1919, will be heard at Central Tilba on 11th, Narooma 12th, and Moruya 13th April next.

MORUYA FACTORY. – During January 57,307 gallons of milk, equaling 53,996 standard gallons, were delivered at the Moruya Factory. During February 2240 loaf, 27 large (40 lb.), and 306 large (60 lb.) cheese, weighing 51,997 lbs., were shipped to Sydney agents. The amount paid to suppliers at the rate of 9d per standard gallon, was £2024 17s.

MARRIAGE. – On Tuesday morning a quiet wedding was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church by the Rev. Father Bossence, when William, only son of the late Mr. Joseph Kay, of Turlinjah, and Mrs. Kay, of Gundary, was married to Elsie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Green, of Mantle Hill. The happy couple afterwards left for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent.

HIS LUCK. – A man called at the Ambulance Station, Coogee, on Thursday afternoon, and, presenting the first prize ticket in the Ambulance Art Union, asked for the motor cycle and side car, valued at £225, which he was entitled to. He was MR. L. W. Leslie, late of the Royal Navy, and now licensee of the Palace Hotel, Central Tilba. Mr. Leslie explained to the superintendent of the ambulance that he purchased only two tickets in the art union; but on the day he saw the announcement of the winning numbers in the “Evening News” he also found he had drawn £100 in the Queensland Golden Casket, No. 16. He added that his ambition was now to win the big motor car – the first prize in the Police and Firemens’ Art Union – and then he would be set up for life.

COUNTING THE PEOPLE. – The second Commonwealth Census will be taken as at midnight between Sunday, 3rd April, and Monday, 4th April. Census collectors will call at every house or camp within Australia, distributing consensus slips….As all census collectors have made a declaration of secrecy, it will be one of their duties to help those who, through being illiterate, etc., are unable to fill in their slips personally.

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. – On the motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Constable, the secretary was instructed to write to the Shire Council suggesting that finger posts be erected at the Park corner on Bodalla road, pointing out the road to Bodalla and the road to Moruya Heads ; also one on Post Office corner, pointing out the road to Araluen via Kiora.

FOR SALE. – Horse, Sulky, Harness. Good Dining Table – Oak with deal top. E. W. HYDE, Parsonage, Moruya.

WANTED. – Family to milk up to 40 Cows. Apply – R. J. DUNCAN, Eurobodalla.

FOOTBALL. – A MEETING of all interested in the formation of a Football Club are invited to attend a Meeting in the Mechanics’ Hall TO-NIGHT (Saturday) at 8 o’clock. H. SEBBENS, Convener.


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