100 Years Ago - May 21st 2021

HELLO! - His many patrons may now make appointments by telephone with Dentist C. de Saxe, as his resident surgery has just been connected with the local exchange.

WEDDINGS. – At St. John’s Church on 14th inst. The Rev. G. A. Sanders united in the holy bonds of matrimony Miss Alma Ethel Jones, of Narooma, and Mr. Eric Newman, of Turlinjah, and on the 16th inst. The marriage of Miss Sarah Briley and Mr. H. Cooley (late A.I.F.) was solemnized by the Rev. Sanders.

GYMNASIUM. – At the meeting of St. John’s Parochial Council on Monday last, it was decided to fit up the Parish Hall for a gymnasium, at which the usual gymnastic exercises – including boxing for boys and young men – will be given. The fee is fixed at the moderate sum of 2/6 Reduced to 1/- for each succeeding member of a family. Mr. C. de Saxe, Dr. Cutler, and others will be responsible for the instructions.

THIEVING. – A low down action was perpetrated on Monday night last. About 12 o’clock some sneaking creature entered Mrs. Atfield’s premises at Mantle Hill and made a clean sweep of the fowl yard, taking the whole 15 birds from off the roost. Not a trace of a feather was to be seen the next morning, the only sign of the midnight marauder’s visit was the marks of a man’s boot in the yard. It was, undoubtedly, a cruel act to commit on one who would give away the last morsel she had if she thought anyone was in want. What with thieving bipeds and quadrupeds (otherwise foxes) poultry in this district will soon be depleted.

PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. – The usual monthly meeting of the Progress Association took place in the Shire Hall on the 12th inst. Present: Messrs. E. J. Egan (chair), Rev. G. A. Sanders, G. Mitchell, C. Johnson, and the Secretary, C. Carter.

Correspondence: Letter from Mr. Harrison stating that he could not see his way clear to accede to the Association’s request for the service cars to leave Moruya at 6 o’clock instead of 5 during the four winter months. From Shire Council, stating that they would take a referendum on the lighting of the Moruya streets provided the Association paid half the cost of the expenses incurred. The matter about the fencing of the proposed park in front of the Adelaide Hotel was allowed to stand over on account of the scarcity of the Council’s funds.

The secretary was instructed to forward on the money when received to the Shire Council for the erection of the concrete trough at the wharf windmill.

WANTED. – A GOOD MAID. Apply- Box 8, P.O. Moruya.

FOR SALE. – GENERAL STORE. Stock about £1000. For further particulars apply POLLOCK BROS., Nerrigundah.

TO LET BY TENDER. – FARM ON DEUA RIVER. To let for one or five years the farm known as T. Coopers, occupied by W. H. Milliken, whose lease expires 1st June 1921. Everything to make a small Dairy Farm complete is on this one. The Farm must be kept free from noxious weeds. T. COOPER, Araluen.

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