100 Years Ago - 30th July 1921


CONTRACT TENDERS. – Eurobodalla Shire calling for tenders for construction of concrete trough at the wharf windmill, and maintenance of Yourie and Wandella roads.

RISE IN FLOUR. – On Thursday Mr. P. J. Mylott was notified by a letter from Gillespie Bros. that the price of flour is now £20 12s 6d per ton for cash at the mill. This is a rise of 15/6 per ton since 8th July.

PATIENT IMPROVING. – Mr. R. H. Harvison, who is still confined to his room at the Hotel Arcadia, has slightly improved since last report, although an attack of whooping cough, supervening upon bronchitis, has left the patient very weak.

MEDICAL INSPECTION. – During the week Dr. Malone, of the Education Department, has been in this district medically examining all children attending the Public and Convent Schools. Dr. Quessy, also of the Education Dept., has been visiting the schools south of Moruya.

PROGRESS. – The Moruya Progress Association has proved its value in various ways; Wednesday afternoon showed its active interest in a desire to beautifying the town. Seven members of the Association – Rev. J. B. Fulton, Rev. G. Saunders, Messrs. Johnson, Hansen, Constable, Mills and E. Ryan met and planted trees in the empty guards on the southern side of the river, and commenced an avenue on the northern side, beginning at the bridge. If the scheme, which also includes planting trees in other places, is carried through it should considerably enhance the scenic beauty of the town.

NEW SCHOOL BUILDING. – The new school building at Bodalla will soon be completed. Later on it is intended to hold an official opening and picnic to celebrate the event.

DEATH. – Mrs. Robert Welsh, sen., passed away early on Monday morning, aged 75, at her home, Cross Swamps, Wandella……Deceased was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, when quite a girl. The family settled in Moruya, and at Moruya over 40 years ago she married her late husband, Mr. Robert Welsh, who was a native of Araluen. Mr. and Mrs. Welsh lived at Moruya and acquired a farm there. They came to Cobargo 21 years ago and settled on their farm at Wandella (part of the estate of the late Mr. Jeffers, uncle of Mr. Welsh). Deceased leaves a family of two sons, Robert and Ambie, who reside in the Cobargo district, and two daughters, Mrs. T. Johnson, of Bateman’s Bay, and Mrs. Thos. O’Meara (Cobargo). The eldest son, Jack, died in Cobargo 13 months ago. Mrs. Welsh was an only child, her uncles being Messrs. Thos. And Ned Murphy, well-known residents of Moruya……

ROBERT N. BULL, DENTAL SURGEON, Campbell St., Moruya. Consultation free. Fees moderate. Hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Saturday 9am to 1pm.

NEW BUTCHERY. I have opened a butchering business at Bergalia, and will run a cart daily to Moruya. The very best of Meat, Mutton and Pork always on hand. Small goods a specialty. Tripe and dripping always in stock. Orders promptly attended to. Give us a trial. ‘Phone number later. A. ISON.

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


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