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100 Years Ago - Saturday, February 5, 1921

MEDICAL. - Dr. Quilter left for Sydney on Tuesday on his annual holiday. Dr. Arnott from the city is locum tenens.

DEATH. - Mrs Boyle, of Nerrigundah, aged 84 years, died on Wednesday. Deceased, who was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, had lived for many years in the Gulph.

SHOW PRIVILEGES. - R.H.Harvison will offer for sale on 19th inst. The right of one publican’s booth and two fruit stalls for the Moruya A. and P. Society’s Annual Show to be held on 9th and 10th March next.

DUCK SEASON. - The open season for wild ducks of every species, including teal, with the exception of the blue-billed duck and the musk duck, extends from 1st February to 30th June, both days inclusive.

LEAVING CERTIFICATE. - Amongst the names of those who have passed the recent Leaving Certificate Examination, appears that of Aubrey Verner (Bob) Colefax of our town. The examination marks the completion of the five years course in secondary education.

DWYER’S CREEK SCHOOL. – Mr. A. J. Harper is in receipt of the following letter from the Department of Education through Lieut.-Col. Rutledge, M.L.A. : “With reference to your representations in relation to the necessity for fencing the grounds of the Dwyer’s Creek Public School, I have to inform you that owing to the number of more urgent claims on the funds of the Department, it is regretted that this expenditure cannot be sanctioned at present.”

A WAR TROPHY. – Bergalia-Turlinjah’s energetic general Secretary, Mr. W. S. Nelson, informs us that their war trophy – a German machine gun captured by the 17th Batallion – arrived last week-end and will be erected in the Turlinjah Hall.

WEDDING.- On Wednesday evening, the 2nd February, the wedding of Miss Sylvia Byrne, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Byrne, of “Waincourt,” Eurobodalla, to Mr. R. Brown, of “Cambewarra,” Nowra, was celebrated by the Rev. Father Bossence at Moruya. The handsome bride was attired in mole grey crepe-de-chine trimmed with emerald green beads and faced green borded silk, large picture hat of grey areophane lined with emerald green crepe-de-chine, trimmings of hand-made flowers in delicate shades of green and pink. She was given away by her father and attended by her sister, Miss Noeline Byrne, frocked in “Alice” blue chiffon velvet. Mr. Arthur Byrne, brother of the bride, was best man.

MORUYA BRIDGE. – We are pleased to report that the Department has taken time by the forelock and is having the Moruya Bridge over-decked throughout. The work has been placed in the hands of one of the Government’s most reliable and conscientious officers, Mr. T. Simpson, who has carried out innumerable plans and specifications to the entire satisfaction of the Department for the last 13 or 14 years. In carrying out this important work the travelling public will hardly suffer a modicum of in convenience as the new decking, which appears well seasoned, and of narrow gauge – is being placed diagonally on top of the old decking, the centre being raised with tar and sand in order to carry the rain water to the escapes on either side. When the timber is all laid down the whole will be tarred and sanded on top and our bridge become an almost noiseless thoroughfare.

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