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100 years ago - 25th June 1921

FOOTBALL. – A match has been arranged between teams representing Bodalla and Moruya, to be played on the Moruya Park (Saturday). The game will be played under League rules. It is to be regretted that there has been no club formed locally this season. The game should prove quite a draw for the Poultry Club, which Show takes place on the same day. The following players will represent Moruya: Full back - W. Brierly; three-quarters – C. Burke, H. Little, R. Spinks, H. McDermott; halves – H. Sebbens and J. Spinks; Forwards – B. Coppin, E. Marsden, French, Keyte, J. Green, F. Coppin. Emergencies: E. Heffernan, Watson, C. Donnelly.

OUR DEAD HEROES. – Mrs. A. Hartmann has received from the Australian Graves Service, a photo of the grave, over which a cross is erected, of her son, Pte. Stanley Hartmann, of the 54th Battalion, who was killed while on active service. On the cover are the words – “Interred Croix du Bac, Military Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A. Nearest railway station, Armentieres.”

DEATH. – On Sunday last another old identity in the person of Mrs. Patrick Beashel, passed over to the great majority at the ripe old age of 89 years. The late Mrs. Beashel had been ailing for some time, and during the past twelve months had been tenderly nursed by her daughter, Mrs. H. Ball, at whose residence she died. Deceased leaves one son, Mr. Richard Beashel, of Bergalia, and two daughters, Mesdames H. Ball and P. Ryan, of Mullenderree, and a number of grandchildren. The funeral took place on Monday and was attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains were interred in the R.C. portion of the Moruya cemetery, the Rev. Father McCormack, who also administered the last Sacraments during her illness, officiating at the graveside.

PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. – At Central Tilba police court last week H. Bridges was fined £5 and 6s for selling a diseased beast.

The Rev. Father O’Donnel, of Araluen, was on a visit to Moruya this week, trying his luck among the quail coveys.

The killers, famous in story all along the seaboard, and indeed, wherever whales are mentioned, are now protected by law just in the same way as native birds or animals. Close to Twofold Bay a school of killers have their haunts, and are active in co-operation with the whale boats during whaling season at Eden.

BODALLA SCHOOL CONCERT. – A very successful concert was held in the local hall by the school children to provide funds to erect a garden fence around the new school, which is in the course of erection……The proceeds amount to about £16, which will more than pay for the children’s garden fence. Pictures for the walls of the new school are to be purchased with the balance.

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