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100 years Ago May 31st 1919

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 31 May 1919, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society:

POSTPONED. – Benefit Races and Sale of Race and Poultry Show Properties.

MAIL CHANGES. – Mr. Weatherby has bought out Mr. B. Moran’s Moruya-Cobargo mail contract.

MR, W. COPPIN discovered a tiger snake about 2ft long in the hollow of an oak tree which he had cut down on the Park.

THERE was much relief expressed in Moruya when the safety of Hawker, the intrepid Australian aviator was wired to this office.

MR. ALBERT (Dick) Luck, has taken over Mr. J. Heffernan’s dairy farm at Moggendoura.

ANOTHER FORD. – At a meeting of the R. C. Church Committee held on Tuesday night it was decided to accept Mr. Lance Sly’s offer of £85 for the Parish Buick motor car, and to purchase a new Ford Car at £250.

PREMIER’S VISIT. – During the week word was received that the State Premier, Mr. Holman, would visit Moruya on 4th June, but yesterday a wire came notifying that he would not be here until Thursday, 12th June. An advt. will appear in next issue, definitely stating the Premier’s intentions and time of visit.

ACCIDENT. – Mrs. Aaron Ryan, of “East Lynn,” Bateman’s Bay, met with a painful accident a few evenings ago. She was on her way to her brother’s (Pte. Austin) welcome home, when the vehicle she was in struck a log and capsized. Mrs. Ryan was thrown out, sustaining an injury to one of her legs. She was at once brought to the local Hospital, but her leg being so swollen the doctor could not say if it was broken or only sprained at the time of writing.

DEATH. – Mrs. Alex. Tarlinton, of Murrabrine, Cobargo, died suddenly on Monday afternoon. Deceased, who was 74 years of age, was working in her garden when she collapsed. For some years she had suffered from rheumatism. She was a member of the Heffernan family of Moggendoura. Mrs. Wm. Tarlinton, Mrs. McCauley and Mrs. Mylott are sisters of the deceased, while the late Roger Heffernan and the late P. M. Heffernan were brothers. A husband and large grown-up family are left to mourn their loss.

BODALLA. – Our correspondent writes:- On Saturday last Narooma Football Club visited Bodalla for a match against the local team. After a most exciting contest the game resulted in favour of the local club by 6 points to 5. For the winners tries were scored by P. Haigh and J. Holdsworth. E Crapp scored for Narooma, and McMillan added the extra points. The Bodalla Club will play a return match at an early date, and in the meantime would be pleased to hear of any other Club wanting a game.

On Saturday evening a euchre tournament and dance was held in the hall and was well attended. The lady’s prize was won by Miss Grant, of Kianga, and the gent’s by Mr. Cummins, of Narooma.

KING’S BIRTHDAY. – It has been decided that the King’s Birthday holiday will be observed this year on Monday, June 9th.

MINING:-- Tewksbury Proprietor Araluen Dredges, recovered 77 oz. gold during the fortnight ended May 17th. Messrs Stateham and Buckley have not yet received the result of a small parcel of stone sent some weeks ago from their Moggendoura gold reef.

NEW CAR. – Mr. George Harrison, our leviathan motor car proprietor has just added to his already extensive service another car in the shape of a beautiful new Overland. The popular veteran drove his new purchase through from Nowra with a load of passengers to the funeral of the late Mrs. Alex Tarlinton, on Tuesday.

NERRIGUNDAH. – (From our Correspondent.)

A welcome home social was tendered to Pts. A. Waters and R. Lavis in the School of Arts on Friday, 16th inst. The hall was tastefully decorated with ferns, the music being supplied by Miss V. Wilson and Mr. W. Jessop.

Miss Jessop, who has been on a visit to her father and brothers, has returned to the city, where, it is said, our esteemed young friend is to become the bride of a worthy gentleman.

Twenty 100 years ago booklets containing articles for the years 1899 to 1918 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 (

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