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100 Years Ago - May 12th 1917

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 12 May 1917, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society:

SILVER WEDDING. CRAPP-LUCK. – May 13, 1892 at the Presbyterian Church, Moruya, by the Rev. Archibald, Charles, second son of the late John Crapp, to Maud, eldest daughter of the John and Johanna Luck, Yarragee. Present address, “Dalmeny,” Bodalla.

By last mail says the “Catholic Press” came news of Miss Eva Mylott’s engagement to Mr. Hutton Gibson. The announcement will not be a surprise to the contralto’s friends; for some time it has been an open secret that Mr. Hutton Gibson had set his heart on making her his bride.

WOOD DAY. – The Secretary, Mr. A. M. Wilson, is advertising as well as circularising that a Hospital Wood Day will be held on the 16th of this month, and invites all the charitably disposed men of the district to lend a hand, and if they cannot attend themselves on the day to send along their horse and cart in charge of a man or boy, and failing the ability to assist on the day specified to send along a load or two on any day convenient.

OUR BOYS. – Mr. P. Kelly, of Mynora, received word through the Red Cross Society on Saturday that his brother, Pte. Joe Kelly, is improving, and is now able to sit up in a chair. Our Mynora hero was severely wounded by shell some time ago in the face, arm, hand and leg. Unfortunately it was found necessary to amputate the leg, but the other wounds are now healing. As Pte. Kelly has fulfilled his share in the frightful struggle for liberty no doubt he will be returning to these fair shores shortly.


STAR PICTURES. Special matinee for children, Empire Day at 2.30 p.m.

That the Bega Council has limited the pace of motor cars in certain parts of the town to four miles an hour; and

That this decision has raised the dander of a number of scorchers who love to give the girls an exhibition of their prowess at the wheel, and a revolution amongst them is now being talked about; but

That if the Council is adamant the dust nuisance will be greatly minimised at these favoured parts.

We are informed that Rowley, a son of Mr. W. Lavis, of Eurobodalla has been wounded at the front.

That the Federal elections passed off very quietly in Moruya on Saturday, notwithstanding the fact that many Laborites voted for the Nationalists whilst Liberalists who feared conscription recorded their votes for Labor. R. H. Harvison, “Examiner”, Moruya.

That the Hotel Adelaide is fast growing in popularity, especially with travellers, under the excellent management of Mr. “Tom” Mallet.

That the Moruya Freezing Works is extending its business and gives promises of becoming as great a boon to the district as is the Co-operative Dairy Factory.


THE SENATE National 25 Labor 11

THE REPRESENTATIVES National 50 Labor 25

DEATH OF MRS. H. MALLON. – On Thursday a feeling of sorrow and deep regret prevailed on the Deua River, as well as Braidwood, Araluen and Moruya, when the sad news of the death of Mrs. Mallon, wife of Cr. H. J. Mallon, of Merricumbene, reached her large circle of friends. The recollections of her hospitality, her many acts of kindness and consideration added to the heartfelt grief that cast a gloom over the whole neighbourhood. Mrs. Mallon, who was the eldest daughter of the late J. J. O’Brien, Esq., of “Bellevue,” Braidwood, was born at that hospitable home on 28th April 1859. She received her education at the Good Samaritan Convent, Goulburn, and married on 14th Nov., 1883, Mr. H. J. Mallon, son of the late John Mallon, Esq., and has almost continuously resided on their Merricumbene Estate ever since. Deceased leaves a husband, two sons, Messrs. Fermenagh and Frederick, and two daughters, Misses Cis and Maud.

Eighteen 100 years ago booklets containing articles for the years 1899 to 1916 are available ($5 ea) from the Society’s rooms. Copies of local newspapers from the 1860s to date can be viewed at the Society’s Family History Research Centre (Ph 4474 3224) situated at the rear of the Museum in Campbell St. Moruya (www.mdhs.org.au).

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