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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

100 Years Ago 4th August 1923

By advertisement it will be seen that Mr. Raymond Byrne, of Bodalla, is placing his fine new 22 h.p. Ford lorry at the service of residents of Bodalla and surrounding districts. As well as carrying general goods, he is prepared to convey picnic parties to any part of the country.

A silo recently destroyed by fire on Mr. S. W. Bate’s farm, Central Tilba, is being replaced by a 120 ton concrete structure.

This week we have to report that Mr. P. J. Mylott is one of the first to advance in the mode of delivering his goods, having invested in a new Ford lorry. Householders in all the contiguous centres will now receive their bread per motor. To be abreast of the times more of our business men will have to relegate Old Dobbin to the scrap-heap and secure the swifter conveyance, toot the horn and join in the march of progress – on top gear.

We understand that, without any intimation to the parents, the Newstead Public School was unceremoniously closed down on Tuesday. The reason for such peremptory action is being inquired into.

One of the largest pigs we have seen slaughtered was on view at Donnelly Brothers’ butchery on Wednesday evening. The monster, which was only 18 months old, was reared by Messrs. Luck Bros., “Myrtle Bank,” Yarragee, and when dressed turned the scales at 375lbs [170kg]. The internal layers of fat weighed 30lbs [13.6kg].

The death occurred at Bodalla on Sunday afternoon last of Mr. William Wellington Motbey, an old and highly respected resident of the district. … Deceased, who was in his 65th year, was well-known at Nerrigundah, where in the early days he was a prosperous miner, but misfortune and ill-health came upon him and he was deprived of most of his hard earnings. He leaves a widow and nine daughters, Mesdames McGill (Bodalla), Beattie, D. Rose, D. White (Moruya), Misses Evelyn (Sydney), Olive, Dora, Ilma (Bodalla), Ruperta, (Newcastle) and one son, Samuel.

Deepest regret was expressed on Sunday morning when the news of the death of Mr. Thomas Turner, of Gundary, was made known. Mr. Turner contracted pneumonia and pleurisy, but the immediate cause of death was heart affection. … Deceased was 72 years of age and was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Turner, of Glenduart. Born at Mullenderee, he lived there continuously for 66 years. Successfully following farming pursuits for many years, he retired six years ago, and with his wife (formerly Miss Jane Fogarty, of Mullenderree) he went to live on his property at Gundary. Left to mourn their loss are a sorrowing widow, two brothers, Messrs. John (Mynora) and Edmund (Sydney), and four sisters, Mesdames Jones and T. Connors (Rockdale), Wallace (Berry) and J. Connors (Gundary).

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

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