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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

100 Years Ago - February 24th 1923

RECEIVING an urgent call on Monday last, Mr. Godfred Hanscom, in his six-cylinder Buick, left Moruya for Tarago at 7 p.m. and arrived at his destination at 10.40. Immediately returning he arrived home at 3 a.m. on Tuesday. This, considering stoppages and the bad state of road (which necessitated a five-mile speed at times), is no doubt a record, the actual distance covered being 178 miles.

THE old sundial removed from the Court House grounds has been re-erected in front of the Shire Office.

AMONGST the names of those who sat for the intermediate certificate examination at St. Ignatius College, Riverview, we notice the names of two Moruya boys. Jack Quilter secured an A pass in Mathematics II (two), and B in the following subjects: - English, History, Mathematics I, Latin, French, Physics and Chemistry. Jack McKeon secured A in Mathematics II (two), also B in English, History, Mathematics I and Latin.

AT Central Tilba Police Court, Huggins, licensee of the Tilba Hotel, was fined £10 for supplying liquor during prohibited hours.

MASTER Jim Collett of Dwyer’s Creek Public School was successful in obtaining his Intermediate Certificate gaining 1 A and 5 B’s.

IT may not be generally known that the Sydney railway station with its 27 platforms is the largest passenger terminal in the British Empire. 696 passenger trains arrive at or depart from it every week day. Waterloo, the largest of the London terminals, comes next with 23 platforms.

BLACK bream and flathead are said to be biting freely of late and local anglers report some fine catches, especially of the former variety. Schnapper, also are plentiful on our coast, and during the week a fine catch of 60 was brought in to the local freezing works, amongst which were some very fine specimens. Old hands tell us that the approach of schnapper to the headlands of our coast is a sure warning of heavy rain. We hope so!

VERA O’Toole, Linda Egan and Gladys Perry gained their Qualifying Certificates at Forest Home School, Cadgee. This school was in charge of Miss Shinfield who was removed. The school was then converted into a half time with Nerrigundah under Mr. Reid. Since the holidays Mr. R. Fraser has been appointed as full time teachers.

FOR SALE: PEDEGREE PIGS. – A few Pedigree Pigs and eligible for Herd Book (on account of H. P. Jeffery’ and others) will be offered for sale at the Pig Pens, on the Show Ground immediately after Mr. Sheldon’s lecture on first Show Day. R. B. HEFFERNAN, AUCTIONEER.

Extracted from the Moruya Examiner by the Moruya and District Historical Society Inc. If you are interested in history why not join us and become a volunteer at the Museum or our library. Check us out at


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