100 years ago 2nd July 1921

A FAST (?) PONY. – an amusing incident occurred during the race program at the Poultry Show on Saturday, when the rider of one of the ponies in the Lottery Race jumped off at the last turn and beat his mount home.

SUCCESSFUL. – Nurse Jean Lynch, (St. Vincent’s Hospital), daughter of Mrs. W. J. Lynch, of Coronation Hotel, Narooma has passed the central examination for nurses recently held in Sydney.

CHANGE OF PROPRIETORSHIP. – Mr. Arthur Cooper (late A.I.F.), and son of Mr. T. Cooper, of Araluen, is about to take over the business of the Club House Hotel from Mr. W. Ryan, who is moving into Smyth’s house in Campbell street.

FOOTBALL. – A game was played on the Park on Saturday last between teams representing Moruya and Bodalla, and after a closely contested struggle ended in a win for Bodalla by 10 points to 8. The game had a rather unpleasant termination, the players going off the field before the time had expired.

CENSUS RETURNS. – The census returns give the population of the Eden-Monaro electorate at 54,758. The Barrier and Darling are the only two electorates with a smaller population. Two have more than doubled the population. This would indicate that there will be some change in the existing electorate on the redistribution.

ILLNESS. – Early on Monday morning Mr. T. Kennedy, of Campbell street, was found by his neighbor, Mr. D. Buckley, on the floor of his bedroom in a semi-conscious state. Dr. Quilter was sent for, and after examination ordered the patient to the local Hospital, where he is now rapidly improving…….Mr. J. Miller, who is being cared for at Ninderra, is in a very low state of health, little hope being held out for his recovery.

DEATH. – Mrs. B. Turner, of Mullenderee, has received the sad news that her father, Mr. Somers, formerly of Silver Mine, Moruya, but now of North Sydney, had died at 2 o’clock on Monday at the age of 68 years. Up to the time of going to Press no particulars of Mr. Somers sudden demise had been received by his daughters here, Mesdames T. Henry and B. Turner, for whom much sympathy is felt.

PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. – Coming soon – Steele Rudd’s great Australian Comedy ‘On Our Selection’. Watch for date.

A Scotch minister once noticed a crowd of urchins clustered around a dog of doubtful pedigree. “What are you doing, my boys?” he asked, with fatherly interest. “Swappin’ lies,” volunteered one of the boys. “The fellow that tells the biggest one gets the pup.”

“Shocking!” exclaimed the minister. “Why, when I was your age I never even thought of telling an untruth.” “ You win,” chorused the urchins. “The dog’s yours, minister.”

IMPORTANT NOTICE. – The Opossum is protected in the Broulee P. P. District. This is in answer to the numerous inquiries I have received. GEO. GORDON. Sec.

FOR SALE. – FOUR-WHEELED HOODED VAN, HORSE and HARNESS. All in good condition. Apply – A. LYNCH’S COTTAGE. Gundary.

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