100 Years Ago - 9th July 1921

FIRE. – Early on Wednesday morning a fire was found to be burning furiously in the barn at the rear of Mr. W. J. Jeffery’s cottage at Rosehill, Moruya. When discovered the fire had full away, and in a very few minutes the building, with all its contents, was razed to the ground. In the barn were three saddles, a sulky, two sets of harness, plow, 30 bus. saccaline, 40 bus. corn, corn sheller, 1 bag bran, 1 bag seed oats, part of a round-about, as well as a number of sundries, all of which were destroyed. The origin of the fire is a mystery.

ACCIDENT. – What might have terminated in a fatal accident occurred on Sunday evening on Mullenderee road, when a sulky containing Messrs. Honan Bros. collided with a sulky driven by Mr. W. Ryan who was accompanied by his mother Mrs. W. Ryan, of Mynora. The impact was so great that a wheel on each sulky was smashed to pieces, as well as other parts of Honan’s vehicle being damaged. All the occupants were thrown to the ground but escaped injury except Mrs. Ryan who is suffering from bruises and shock.

FOOTBALL. – On Saturday last the Moruya football juniors journeyed to Mogo, where they were beaten by the local team by 40 to nil.

AERIAL COASTAL SURVEY. – The “Seagull” flying-boat in charge of Captain Andrew Lang, which stayed some days at Moruya on its recent Southern Aerial Survey trip, passed Moruya on 27th ult., en route from Gippsland Lakes to Sydney. The trip from Lake Entrance to Eden, 140 miles by aerial course was negotiated in 2 ½ hours.

A. AND P. SOCIETY. - A. and P. Society’s Ploughing Match and Sports will be held in Mr. A. F. Emmott’s Braemar paddocks on 17th Aug.

SHIPPING. – Last week end Allan Taylor’s steamer Allenwood was berthed at the local wharf. She left on Sunday laden with 85,000ft of timber.

OUR RIVER. – Owing to persistent agitation of the Moruya Progress Association, we have at last got a dredge at work in our river. On Monday the Antleon commenced operations at the entrance.

WEDDING. – On Saturday afternoon last the marriage of Mr. Jack Patrech, son of Mr. Patrech, of Bateman’s Bay, and Miss Jennie Innes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Innes, of Clyde River, was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Moruya, by the Rev. G. A. Sanders. The bride, who was attired in white crepe-de-shine with mob cap and veil, was attended by her sister as bridesmaid, and her brother officiated as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party adjourned to the Shamrock Tea Rooms, partaking of reherche refreshments prior to their departure for Bateman’s Bay.

OBITUARY. – On Wednesday evening at the local Hospital, an old identity of the district in the person of Mr. T. Kennedy (whose illness was reported in last issue) passed peacefully over the Great Divide at the age of 85 years. The late Mr. Kennedy, who was a native of Ireland, with his wife and two children came to this country 37 years ago, and for many years carried on his trade as a tailor. His wife and only son pre-deceased him many years ago. His only daughter, Mrs. Wold, with her daughter and son-in-law, arrived from Sydney on Wednesday morning.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc. https://www.mdhs.org.au the dredge Antleon at Quarry Wharf