History Snippet: A look back at Boorowa’s history

This week’s History Snippet comes from one hundred years ago today, November 9, 1917 and it seems as though not a lot has changed. 

With the Australian Government riddled with citizenship dramas today, it seems issues surrounding members of parliament were a lot easier to deal with a century ago. 

Mr P.G. Webb, a member of the New Zealand parliament, resigned after being conscripted to fight in the war. 

With summer around the corner, snakes were also out and about, with three brothers spotting some in a paddock. 

War was still on the minds of those in Boorowa and on the front, with reports that Lt Robert Walter Wittleton was “severely wounded”. Melbourne Cup fever was also being felt in the town, with a man from Grenfell winning one of Tattersall’s sweeps. 

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