Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 2 November 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: RED CROSS STALL. – The average amount made by the Red Cross Street Stall for the past three Saturdays has been £3 2s. 7d. The committee will be glad if country people will send along any kind of produce for sale. Today the stall will be run on behalf of “Jack.” FIRE. – We are very much grieved to report that Mr. and Mrs. J. McIntosh’s residence at Mullenderree, with the whole of their furniture, clothing and about £50 in cash, was totally destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. McIntosh was away at Braidwood at the time, and Mrs. McIntosh had gone to her daughter’s home about 2 hours prior to the fire starting. The property had been purchased from Mrs. Crayton Burns by Mr. “Mat” Keating only a short time back. The very greatest sympathy is felt by the whole community for the destitute old couple who are widely known and highly esteemed. BUSH FIRES are at present raging from all points of the compass. ARALUEN nearly had some rain this week – one point fell. MR. SOMERSET, Manager Commercial Bank, who has been on the sick list, left for Sydney last weekend. We regret to hear that Mr. R. N. Carden, the popular host of the Royal Hotel, is confined to his bed with an attack of pleurisy. GOLF CLUB. – We are pleased to hear that the Royal and ancient Scotch game of golf promises to take a fresh lease of life in our township. At a meeting held by a few interested in the game, it was decided, on the proposition of Mr. Jermyn, and seconded by Mr. Somerset, to for a Golf Club known as “The Moruya Golf Club.” A fair number of our leading citizens have promised to become members. Dr. Quilter was elected President of the Club, and Mr. Bain Hon Secretary and Treasurer. PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. – Mrs. O’Cass, by order of Dr. Quilter, has been removed to the Moruya Hospital from Nurse Millikin’s, where there were two other living-in patients suffering from influenza. Mrs. O’Cass is getting better. LATEST CABLES. – New York. – Turkey has surrendered unconditionally. The armistice operated at noon on Friday. The Allied fleet passed the Dardanelles at six o’clock. The whole Italian front is advancing. An official message says that the Vienna Government has decided to withdraw all troops from occupied Italian territory.
HUNT. – In proud and loving memory of our dear son and brother, PRIVATE JOHN HUNT, 18th Battalion, killed in action at Ypres on 20th September, 1917. Inserted by his sorrowing father, mother, sisters and brothers. WELCOME AND FAREWELL. – Gunner Mervyn Johnston, who has been lionised since his return home after four years active service, was accorded a monster reception in the Centennial Hall on Monday
night by the War Chest W. and F. Committee. Advantage was also taken of on the occasion to bid farewell to Pte. E. Hartmann. BOMADERRY SOLDIER’S HOME. – MORUYA’s PART. (By E. W. Hyde.) The South Coast may take lawful pride in the part it has played in this stern game of war. Its throb of loyalty has kept time with the heart-beat of Australia. But the standing symbol of its patriotic impulse is the Bomaderry Home. There are the names of givers – individuals and societies- and the visitor from Moruya is not disappointed when he looks for the token of his own Town’s interest. There is a beautiful bookcase bearing the inscription from “The Moruya Red Cross Society”.
Nineteen 100 years ago booklets containing articles for the years 1899 to 1917 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).