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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

100 Years Ago - 7th April 1923

THE presentation of the R. N. Bull Cricket Shield will take place in the Mechanics’ Institute on 26th inst., the premiers this year being the Bodalla Cricket Team. Moruya Cricket Club was second.

T. Wray is applying for about 300 yards for an oyster lease on the southern shore of Tuross Lake, near the entrance.

NAROOMA is said to have had the most successful season on record, hotels and boarding houses being unable to cope with the tourist traffic.

Messrs. Donnelly Brothers, butchers of Campbell St., have purchased 50 head of prime fat bullocks and heifers from Mr. J. Hickey of Reidsdale, Braidwood. These cattle are spoken of as some of the best ever brought to this district. The first draft of ten arrived yesterday in charge of Mr. A. Rankin.

During the week we had the pleasure of sampling some of the largest and best flavored apples and quinces grown in the district. They were from Mr. A. Russell’s “Bonnie Doon” estate [Eurobodalla Road, Bodalla], and prove what cultivation and attention can do. The orchard is situated in an ideal spot for fruit production, being on the western slope of a slate formation hill.

Mr. W. E. Mayo having decided to migrate to the Northern Rivers, H. J. Thomson will offer for sale at “The Bangalow,” Bergalia, on Thursday 12th instant, all his household furniture and effects, as well as buggy mare, a Simonides filly and a “Paddy” pony.

BAND RECITAL AND CONCERT. – Never since the visit of the Lone Pine Band has Moruya been afforded such a treat as that given on Easter Monday by a combination of picked men from the Goulburn A. L. H. and Braidwood Brass Bands. Mr. Paul Nomchong, an enterprising townsman of the latter place, organized and undertook the management of the tour. The bandsmen and concert artists comprised 36 persons, a large motor lorry and two cars being used for conveying the party. The company gave appreciable recitals en route, Nelligen, Bateman’s Bay and Mogo being specially favored.

On arrival in Moruya the bandsmen satisfied the inner man at luncheon at Cooper’s Club House Hotel, after which they proceeded to the South Head where the picknickers were treated to some beautiful selections.

At night there was a good attendance at the Amusu Theatre. … The party returned the following morning via Araluen.

ADVERT. – A EUCRE PARTY AND DANCE- under the auspices of the Moruya Branch of Oddfellows will be held at THE MECHANICS HALL on Thurs., 12th April, ’23.

PRIZES: - A PIG, A PAIR OF SPURS, AND A PAIR OF FOWLS. Refreshments provided.

ADMISSION 2/-. C. Carter, Hon. Sec.

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