Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 30 November 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: SOCIAL EVENING. – A Social evening will be tendered Mrs. J. Emmott, in the Centennial Hall on Tuesday 10th Dec. ROYAL DANCE. – A dance in aid of the Public School Queen for War Chest, will be held at the School of Arts Hall on Monday night next. Tickets 1/6. Mrs. W. A. Simpson is the fair Hon. Sec. of the worthy movement. GRAND BALL AT BODALLA. – Matters are well forward for this function. Excellent music will be provided by Misses Walsh and Bishop and Messrs Lipscombe, De’Esclen and Vagg have promised to assist in this connection. Refreshments will be a feature. Already 17 names have been submitted to be placed on the Roll of Honor Board at the School. Permission to hold the function on Friday 6th Dec. has been granted by the Repatriation Committee and the Deputy Federal Commissioner has notified that it has been registered and exemption granted under the Entertainment Tax. A “bonzer night” is promised. MINNIE ZEIGLER. – Many of our readers who will have pleasant memories of Moruya’s graceful equestrienne, Miss Minnie Zeigler, of Pompey Point, who married Mr. “Ben” Harkus, and subsequently went with him to England on his way to the Boer War, where he died, will now regret to hear that we have just had word of her untimely demise, in England. Our informant, who is in a position to know, writes us to say that she worried very much over her son Roy being sent back the second time to the firing line after being burnt and his back injured in a flying machine, from the effects of which he had lain for months on his back unable to turn of his own accord. She also fretted over her daughter’s husband being away in the Royal Navy, and her own husband (she having married a second time) at the war from its inception. DEATH. – At his residence, Mullenderree, Moruya, on Sunday morning, there passed over to the Great Beyond another of the district’s sturdy old pioneers in the person of Mr. John Innes, at the grand old age of 98½ years. Deceased was born in Derry, Ireland, and came to Australia (Sydney), when only 8 years old. Most of his years in this country were spent on the Turon River, where he followed mining pursuits, and many interesting stories could this brave old warrior relate of adventures amongst the early bushranging gangs. About 67 years ago he came to this district, where he settled and married Miss Mary Ann Barling, a daughter of the late Mr. Richard Barling, who survives him, and by whom he had a large and respectable family. There are at present living 7 sons and 3 daughters viz., Messrs Robert and John (Tomakin), David and Alex (Mogo), George (Mullenderree) and Mrs. Rowan (Sydney), Mrs. Martin and Miss Annie (Mullenderree). FURNITURE SALE. – Don’t forget Mrs. J. Emmott’s great clearance sale of household furniture, on the premises, Page Street, on Saturday next, the 7th December.PASSED AWAY. – We have received the sad news that Mr. William Ryan, who some time ago was an inmate of the Moruya Hospital and for many years an invalid suffering from severe rheumatism, died at his residence, Runnyford, on Sunday morning. FISH OH! – FRESH and CLEANED fish, ready to cook, may be purchased daily at the Freezing Works, Moruya. HONOR FLAG. – The Honor Flag presented to Moruya for having raised its quota of £20,000 towards the Seventh War Loan (the actual amount subscribed being over £23,000) was proudly floating over the Red Cross Stall on Saturday. The flag – which is a very attractive one – will be given a position over the Shire Chambers. 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).