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100 Years Ago - 28th January 1922

PIGEON MATCH. – An old sport in this district will be resuscitated at Mogo on Saturday, 11th, Feb. when a pigeon shooting match will be held. On the same day a £7 Sheffield Handicap and numerous other events will take place.

BERGALIA FACTORY. – The ordinary general meeting of the Bergalia Co-op. Dairy Co. will be held on 15th prox., when the shareholders will be called upon to elect two directors in place of Messrs. H. Bown and W. Clarke, both of whom are eligible for re-election. The balance sheet, just out of the printer’s hands, shows that from 18th October, 1920, to 8th October, 1921, 842,561 lbs. of milk were treated at this factory, producing 79,455 lbs. of cheese, which realized £4452 6s 9d, and which cost £372 8s 5d for manipulation.


BURGLARY. – By cutting the wire of the large meat safe under the willow tree on Wednesday night or Tuesday morning, someone gained an entrance into the office of Mr. M. Keating’s butcher’s shop. When Mr. W. Ryan went to work in the early morning he found that the main doors had been unbolted from the inside, and all the papers and books which had been on the desk strewn about on the floor. For his exertions the intruder was rewarded with the princely sum of a half-penny, the only coin of the realm on the premises. Money was undoubtedly the object of the visit, as the meat in the shop was left untouched.

PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. - Mr. Godfred Hanscon, the capable film operator at the Amusu Theatre, was, it is reported, married in Sydney this week to Miss Alice Cowdroy, of Mantle Hill, Moruya. We wish the young couple every prosperity and happiness.

MOGO (From Our Correspondent). – I regret to have to again report misfortune. Mr. G. Veitch Snr., while working in the mill he fell and broke a rib. However, under the skillful and courteous treatment of Dr. Cutler, he is doing well. Mr. Vero Veitch, son of Mr. J. G. Veitch, has contracted pneumonia in a serious form. Dr. Cutler is in attendance and everything is being done to fight the dread malady.

OBITUARY. – It is with feelings of deep regret and sorrow that we have to report the sudden death of Mr. Phillip J. Coman, of “The Lodge,” Eurobodalla. … Dr. Quilter was summoned, but death took place, very shortly after the Doctor’s arrival, from heart failure. Mr. Coman was born at Bumbo [1855] and was the 5th son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Coman, highly respected residents of Eurobodalla, he was educated at St. Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst, and after finishing his education, he accompanied his brothers on a memorable trip to Queensland where a lake which was discovered by the Coman brothers was named Lake Phillip after the deceased. … He leaves three brothers, John (Bemboka), James (Narooma), and Denis (Queensland), and four sisters, Misses Kate, Mary, Alicia and Ellen (The Lodge, Eurobodalla. R.I.P.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc. https://www.mdhs.org.au


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