23 May, 2018

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1859 All Govt buildings moved from the Camp site to the rear shops along the of the south side of the main street, Broadway.

 1859 The residents of Back Creek (Talbot) were thrown into consternation when they heard 6 of 7 prisoners had escaped the Back Creek lock-up when an accomplice had forced the lock with a crowbar.

 1871 Lost near the Bendigo Hotel on Saturday evening a gold leaf portrait brooch finder will be rewarded, see at Bendigo Hotel.

 1876 Head porter at Dunolly station was arrested for stealing blanket samples from passengers luggage. The porter pleaded not guilty and was bailed on 100 pounds surety.

 1944 Sister Walls, having recently passed her final nursing exams and graduated from the staff at the Alfred Hospital, Melb, has been appointed to the Dunolly Hospital.

22 May, 2018

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 1857 DUNOLLY.BULL - DOG RUSH. (two miles beyond Inkermann), is going a-head. It is now thickly studded with tents, the great majority of which have been erected within the last week. We had the pleasure of seeing a beautiful specimen obtained by a party, with whom we are personally acquainted, off the bottom of his shalt. Its weight (including 1½ oz. of quartz) was 3½ oz. The majority of the miners are doing a little.
NEW RUSHES.— Not far from Bull-dog, and near the Travellers' Rest refreshment tent, on the road between Inkerman and Mount Moliagul, two new rushes, not many hundred yards apart, took place on Friday last. On Saturday there were about 200 diggers altogether on the ground. At one of these rushes the sinking is about ten feet, dry and easy. The first prospect washed was something like 2½ dwts. to the tub. At the other, the first hole bottomed was nearly in the bed of the creek, and at three feet sinking half a pennyweight was washed from the first small quantity of stuff tried. Not having visited the spot since Saturday, we cannot state positively what is now doing at either of these rushes.
JORDAN.— A second rush has set in to these diggings, in which, notwithstanding the numerous " duffers " which have been sunk, we have great confidence. The present scene of attraction there is situated about a quarter of a mile from the original workings, a large population is now testing its value. A  few good patches have been struck, but owing to a number of " shicers " having been bottomed simultaneously with the good holes, there seems to be a general want of confidence astir. We think, however, that when driving each hole becomes more honored in the observance than the breach (to misquote a hack- neyed phrase) there will be less grumbling at want of luck at the far-famed Jordan's.— Correspondent of the Age.

 1885 A special meeting of the Dunolly Agricultural Society with Mr Bell, MLC, occupying the chair. It was unanimously agreed to invite a conference of delegates from all societies in this district group to meet at St Arnaud to nominate candidates for the Agricultural Colleges Council.

 1901 Medals were distributed at the Dunolly State School in connection with the Commonwealth celebrations also small packets of sweets and medallions, with the royal portrait on each, were given to each child. Hearty cheers for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York who opened the first Federal Parliament followed by the singing of God Save The King.

 1915 Timor met Dunolly on the local ground, scores- Timor 5 goals, 10 behinds, Dunolly 4 goals, 8 behinds.

 1918 DUNOLLY. LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.   The Licenses Reduction Board held a   sitting at the Courthouse to take evidence with regard to the proposed deprivation of licenses of the Maidentown Hotel,  Llanelly and the Moliagul Hotel, Moliagul. Mr McDonough appeared for owner     and licensee of the Maidentown Hotel Mr Wallace, owner and Mrs Cooper Licensee,   and Mr Herring for owner and Licensee of  Moliagul Hotel Miss Montgomery. Supt   Britt said there were eleven hotels in the licensing duistrict - three in Dunolly, two in Bealiba, two in Tarnagulla and one each at Arnold's, Newbridge, Llanelly, and Moliagul. He had listed the last two as he believed the others in the district were more required than they were. In   each case the decision was reserved.

 1928 State Executive Council approved stage coach licences for motor buses for several routes including one from Maryborough to Dunolly.

21 May, 2018

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1858 Dunolly declared a borough.

 1884 Shire engineer of the Dunolly & Bet Bet Shire Councils, Mr Butler, made the discovery of a ten pound note in the lining of an old arm chair in the Shire Hall.
The ten pound note had been a deposit and nomination for auditor to the shire 9 years previously and the shire secretary, since deceased, had felt badly about misplacing the note from Mr Yates but his good name is now cleared with this find.

 1908 50th anniversary of  proclamation of Dunolly as a borough with sports, children entertained today instead of Empire Day, speeches and concerts given at the town hall for the old identities from the hospital.
DUNOLLY'S JUBILEE. -'
' DUNOLLLY , Thursday.
' The jubilee celebrations of the borough of Dunolly were held to-day.- -About 500 children marched in procession, headed by a brass band and the cadets, to the recreation reserve, where the national anthem was sung and addresses were delivered by the mayor- (Cr. Nolan),- Cr. Parker and Mr. Morris. Refreshments were then given to the children, and a sports programme was carried out.            'At the hospital the band played selections, and addresses were delivered 'by thes ame 'speakers. The visitors then went  through the various wards offering words  of cheer to the patients. The mayor made presents of -tobacco and tea-to the inmates.A free concert was given in the town hall in the evening, and the building was crowded.        

 1914 William Garrigan, who resided at Newbridge, was out shooting rabbits with a muzzle loading gun – it misfired twice then exploded on the 3rd fire, injuring William’s hand. After walking 2 miles he secured assistance and was driven to Dunolly and District Hospital where he received every attention.

 1915 - LIGHTS REQUIRED.
A TECHNICAL OFFENCE.
Constable Milne proceeded against Henry James Jackson for neglecting to have a light at the rear of his motor car after sundown on May 3. Defendant pleaded guilty.
Constable Milne in evidence said that, on the evening of the day mentioned, he had seen defendant's car in Broadway without a tail light. Later, when witness asked him as to the light defendant had admitted he knew the tail light was out for a time, but he had only driven the motor from near the Royal Hotel to his own place in Thompson street.
The Superintendent said it appeared that this was merely a technical offence.
Constable Milne-There was no rear light on the motor for an hour during which it was standing on the street.
Defendant said that the light was on the car when he left Maldon and also when the party arrived in Dunolly.
He had gone into the Royal Hotel for a meal and the light had gone out.
He had merely driven the car about 100 yards from the hotel to his own place, and it was purely an accident that the light was out. Constable Miles, who had been with him, had himself lighted the lamp as they were leaving Maldon.
The P.M.. said - possibly there had been no harm done in this case, and the offence was inadvertent, but the section regarded any neglect of the kind in connection with motors as serious, as there were considerations of danger to the public, and it was imperative that the lights should be kept burning. In this case the offence had been purely technical, and did not call for any heavy penalty, but it was necessary that those using cars should recognise the care and precautions the law insisted on.
Fined 6s.

Constable Milne proceeded in another case of absence of light, this time against Albert Preece, building contractor, who was charged in effect that, on the night of Sunday, 9th inst., he had failed to have a light burning in Broadway on the barricade across the footpath, enclosing an excavation.
Defendant said he would plead guilty to the absence of a light on that particular occasion, but he denied that there was an excavation.
Constable Milne, in evidence, said that he had been on duty on Sunday evening, 9th inst., from 7 to 11 o'clock and had noticed the excavation where a building was being erected in Broadway. The place was enclosed with fencing across and along the footpath, but there was no light at the end.
Had seen defendant next day, who admitted there should have been a light, but he had not known there was no light there. '
In answer to defendant, witness said that a place from which material had been removed reducing the level was an excavation, and the place alluded to was below the level of the footpath.
Defendant said he would plead guilty to the absence of a light on that particular occasion, but there had been a light on every other night since the commencement of the construction of the building. On that particular evening one of the men went as usual at 5 o'clock to light the lamps, but found that the wicks had been removed probably by some boys. As it was Sunday evening no wicks of the kind required could be obtained. He (defendant) wherever he was endeavoured at all times to obey every regulation and he had done so in Dunolly.
The constable had tried to make the case out worse than it really was.
There was a proper barricade across the footpath, and he could bring 50 witnesses to prove that there was no excavation.
 Armstrong, in evidence, bore out  the statement of defendant. He had gone down to light the lamps as usual but the wicks had been removed, and he could not get others on Sunday night.
To the Superintendent— There was a fence across the path, where bricks and timber were stacked, to protect the public, and outside was a space of four feet for foot traffic.
Defendant said that, although been admitted there had not been a light on this occasion, there had been lighting always before and since. He had observed regulations, and he had never been charged or convicted in any way before he would ask that the Bench would not record a conviction and he would be willing to put a donation in the poor box.
The PM said the council's regulations were necessary for the safety of the public, and observance was more particularly necessary in a public street. It would be wise to have additional wicks in case of anything of the kind in future.The Bench would accept the explanation given, and would allow the defendant to put a donation in the poor box and the charge withdrawn.
The condition was complied with and the case withdrawn.

 1915 -  Mr John Rinaldi, jun., of Bealiba, met with a very nasty and painful accident on Wednesday last week. He was (says the 'Times') engaged in sawing wood with a circular saw, and whilst in the act of picking up a piece of wood his left hand came into contact with the saw, with the result that his third and fourth fingers (together with portion of the palm), were completely severed, and the second finger was also taken off below the second joint.
The injured limb was immediately bound up, and the unfortunate man was taken to Dr. Lindsay's residence, and, after receiving medical attention, he was conveyed to St. Arnaud per motor car by Mr Tuckett. Dr. Bennett (assisted by Dr. Fleming) skilfully attended to the injury, and Mr Rinaldi was then removed to a private hospital.
It was feared at first that the hand would have to be amputated, but it is now thought this will not be necessary.

 1915 -Red Cross Society
DUNOLLY BRANCH.
A meeting of the Dunolly branch of the above society was held on Thursday, 13th inst. There was a good attendance, the President (Mrs Couchman) occupying the chair. The work of the society goes steadily on, and useful parcels are dispatched fortnightly for 'the use 'of our troops in the hospitals. An urgent appeal has again  been made by the central organisation since our own soldiers have been in action, resulting in so many being wounded.
The local society would be glad of contributions' from the public of handkerchiefs, face washers (made of Turkish towelling or knitted cotton) 12 inches' square, and button-holed round the edge), towels (any sort and size), rolls of flannel or flannelette, buttercloth, calico, old linen (very acceptable),
pipes and tobacco (greatly in request), soap, brushes, invalid foods,' boracic acid, &c. Books,' illustrated papers; for use on transports' and ship hospitals, are very acceptable. Any of such contributions could be brought to the meeting in the Council Chamber on Thursday, 27th inst.

 1917 THROWN FROM GIG.     DUNOLLY,Monday.     Mrs Smith, wife of Mr P. Smith, Old Lead, was driving into the town in a gig when the wheel struck a stone and threw her out, She sustained a compound fracture of the right arm near the wrist.

20 May, 2018

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1857 It was reported that Inkermann was full of vagabonds and rogues with many leaving for McIntyres despite the wealth of the diggings.

 1915 Councillor Lyndon, Mayor of Dunolly, declared that having read of the King and others in high places in England banishing wines and spirits from their tables during the war he decided to follow this example and have only teetotal refreshments in the mayoral rooms.

 1941 Lilian Orme has knitted at the Dunolly state school for soldiers 9 scarves, 9 pairs of socks, 11 balaclavas, 8 sleeping caps, 3 pairs of bed socks, a hot water bottle cover and a pullover.

 1942 Bet Bet Shire lodged its dissatisfaction with the billeting amount for evacuees, saying that 8/ per week was not enough to keep a young child, let alone the wear and tear on the home.

19 May, 2018

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1861 Ali Sum and Fu Sum were charged with running a Chinese circus at Burnt Creek on a Sunday, fined 5 pounds by the court.

 1868 RR Wardlaw appointed receiver and paymaster at Dunolly.

 1871 Reduction of  price of Cobb and Co coaches from Eddington to Dunolly 3 shillings.

 1880 Special meeting of the subscribers of the Dunolly District Hospital voted to adopt the by-law to admit paying patients.

 1932 84 points of rain fell at Dunolly in a 24 hour period.

18 May, 2018

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1841 Jenkins, Martin, Remington, Collin and Morrison were apprehended for the shooting of Munangabum ,who was wounded while his companion Gondiurmin ,died at 14 Mile Creek Station (or Far Creek later Glenmona station) on Bet Bet Creek, west of Maryborough, they were tried on 18 May 1841, and acquitted for want of evidence.

 1857 A fire broke out in the new Live and Let Live hotel (site of the Royal Hotel, Dunolly) at 4.30am which caught Dr Crossland’s shop next door which in turn burnt Cameron and McCallum’s drapery, the crowd of people managed to empty Ehrenberg’s fancy goods store and tear the walls down to prevent further spread of the fire which was not doused til after 8am.

 1894 First Meeting of the Dunolly Literary and Debating Society.

 1895 HOW TO BOOM THE WINE TRADE. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—-" Australian Native," writing to the Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser in advocacy of the wine industry, how to popularise wine, and how to create a demand for it, says "^The best .way to accomplish this end will be by opening as many wine shops as possible, where there will be every inducement held out for our young people, male -and female, to meet; together of an evening or during any other hours set apart for recreation,-and where they may discuss, over a bottle of colonial wine, any subject from a church soiree to an income tax or a prize fight. A step in this direction has been taken in our town (thanks to the resident magistrate), and it must be as gratifying to that gentleman and all other well-wishers of the industry, as' it is annoying to the teetotallers, to see the numbers of boys who nightly congregate to do honour to Tom and Jerry' over a game of euchre, or sip 'hot spiced wine' at the" Freemasons' Tavern, whilst discussing the recent surprise party scandal. It is more of such places as these that we want if winemaking is to become profitable to the grower."  This, no doubt, if unfortunately the industry here should get in full swing, will be the kind of advocacy resorted-to by the commercially interested in wine production. We now have publicans, so your police report tells us, who, in spite of entreaties by relatives not to sell to drunkards,'continue to do so until prohibited by law. That the new iniquity would use less, reprehensible methods is unlikely if wine is flat and money is tight.—-I am, &c,
Dunedin, May 16. Wide Awake.

 1896 -Matthew Campbell Lecky, excise officer, summoned Bridget Barber, of the Golden Valley Hotel, Bet Bet, for applying a false description to liquor (whisky) exposed for sale. She was lined £1 with £4 0s. 8d. costs. Catherine Johannsen, of the Farmers Arms Hotel, Eddington, was charged with a similar offence. The chairman said that the tests by Mr. Fremersdoriff were much more elaborate than those by Mr. Smith, the Customs expert, and dismissed the case, with costs, £5 5s., against complainant.

 1910 A member of the Dunolly Hospital Committee, accompanied by Mr McBride MLA interviewed the state treasurer complaining that the hospital had not received as large a grant as had been expected; the treasurer Mr Watt pointed out that the ministry did not approve of chronic cases being kept at hospital instead of being sent to benevolent asylums. He said that the grant to Dunolly hospital had been cut down when it was found that the hospital had not observed this part of the ministerial policy.

 1911 This morning William Church, an old resident, came into Dunolly to draw his pension, and when near the Bank of Victoria he suddenly collapsed, and died within a few minutes. He was 80 years of age.

 1914 DUNOLLY. WEATHER AND CROPS During the week several nice showers of rain have fallen, 48 points being regis- tered. The early crops are looking well, and grass is coming on splendidly.

 1915 - A meeting ot the Dunolly Golf Club is announced for to-morrow (Wednesday) at 4 p.m., In side-room of Town Hall, at which members and intending members are requested to be present.

 1915 - MURPHY'S CREEK
 FROM A CORRESPONDENT.
RED CROSS CONCERT.
- A concert was held in Mr Nicholls' barn at Murphy's Creek on Friday evening, 30th April, to raise funds for Red Cross work. The night was fine and a good audience assembled The concert hall had been decorated with flags lent by Dunolly friends Mr B. W. Nicholls presided over the gathering, and the following programme was gone through : —
Band, 'Morning, Noon and Night,' phonograph ; song,
' Just before the battle,' Miss Pearle Oxley ; action song, ' How do you do my partner,' by 8 little girls. This was an especially good item, and was repeated in response to an encore, to the great delight of the audience.
The children looked very nice, and went through their parts wonderfully well. Miss C.-Calder had the work of training them, and deserves credit for the success achieved, with all others who helped in the work.
The next item was a recitation, ' How Bill Adams 'Won the Battle of Waterloo,' by Mr J. J. Falder; duet, phonograph; recitation, ' To the Helpers at Home,' Eddie Silke ; club swinging, Miss C. Calder ; song, ' Tipperary,' phonograph. This popular song was encored, the audience joining in the singing. Recitation, Mr Brownbill; song, 'The Deathless Army,' Mr K. W. Nicholls ; action song, ' Stocking
Mending,' by the children ; this alao was a good item ; song, by Madame Melba, phonograph.
Interval.
Miss P. Oxley opened the second part with an overture, ' The Storm '; song, by
Harry Lauder, phonograph; dialogue, ' Mr Flutter dresses for a party,' by several young ladies and gentlemen ; ' song, ' We don't want to lose you,' Mr R. W. Nicholls; recitation, 'Battle at Rorke's Drift,' Mr A. Brownbill ; serenade, phonograph;song, 'Love's old sweet song,' Miss P: Oxley; recitation, 'How Macdougall topped the score,' Mr J. J. Falder; Harry Lauder, phonograph.
Many of the items were encored, and this lengthened the concert considerably. The accompanists were Mrs .Nicholls and the Misses Oxley and Silke (piano), and Mr R. W. Nicholls (violin).
An auction sale conducted by Mr A. Brownbill realised £1 8 s.
A coffee supper followed, and at the conclusion the National Anthem was sung and three cheers given for the King. The whole effort realised £6 15s, with possibly a little more to come in.

1915 - DUNOLLY COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS.
Tuesday, May 18.
Before Messrs Berriman, P.M. and Hayes, J.P.
There were cases of debt which had either been settled or were in course of settlement. Orders were made in two, and another was adjourned as the application of Mr J. Herring.
In the case of Mrs Hyndman, judgment creditor, against Francis J. Ryan, Mr J. Herring applied for its with-drawal, which was granted.
In cases brought by the police Superintendent Hewitt appeared to prosecute.
Constable Miles proceeded against Wm. Birkett for neglect to have a child vaccinated. Defendant, how-ever, stated that he was desirous of having the child vaccinated, but the little one had been under the doctor, and medical certificates had had to be obtained time after time. He there-fore wanted exemption for a time under the circumstances. Superintendent Hewitt said this was a case in which
the favorable discretion of the Bench might be exercised, as it was stated there was no intention of evading the law.
The P.M. agreed and the case was withdrawn.
Another case of non vaccination was adjourned.

 1915 - FOOTBALL.
(By 'Follower.')
RAILWAYS V. DUNOLLY.
On Saturday last Dunolly journeyed to Maryborough to fulfil their engagement in oonnection with the Maryborough - District Football League.
The early morning was very unpropitious, but as the afternoon wore on the conditions became more favorable, except for one or two slight showers which had tbe effect of making the ball slippery and difficult to handle.
The oval was in very good condition considering the rain that had fallen.
Tbere wss a very poor attendance, only £4 14a being taken at the gates. It is asserted tbat a certain section of the Maryborough public, unable to get their own way in making tbe preliminaty arrangements, are boycotting the League football, and if so, this, in addition to tbe weather conditions, may bave been responsible for the small representation of the public.
Dunolly could only muster 15 men, and it was not till after half time that some juniors were included. This was unfortunate for Dunolly, as the team put up a splendid showing, and with full ranks' the result might bave been reversed. It was only in tbe laat five or six minatee that the strain told on tbe Dunolly players, and two or three rapid goala got by Railways made the win substantial. A somewhat late start was made, and the finish was played in fading light. Franks, of Bendigo, waa central umpire, and one or two little defects oonld be remedied
with advantage.
Dunolly started off with the aid of tbe wind with 13 men (Scollary and Bloom entering soon after), and Hughes opened the scoring with a point, and Beasy followed with another. Tben Hugbes got a free at an angle and a beautiful kick got a goal. Some smart passing by Railways gave Mearns an opportunity which he turned to the fullest advantage. From tbe bounce Dunolly attacked and Beasy aud Hughes got points, and then smart and neat passing by Railways got the ball into position and Mearns brought off a clever matk close in, but he missed and only got a point. Up and down the play swayed, and smart and clever work was done. Dunolly got a couple of points, and the quarter ended —
Railways, 1 goal 1 behind
Dunolly, I goal 6 behinds.
Dunolly attacked against the wind, but Railways worked along tbe wing and Marrett snapped a goal. Railways maintained their pressure, and Dunolly defenders were doing good work. At times Railways succeeded in getting through the defence, but only points were added. A final rally by Dunolly landed tbe ball in Hugbes's hands, but he failed to hold it. He quickly recovered it, however, but his hurried
kick just missed the big opening.
Railways, 2 goals 6 bebiods
Dunolly, 1 goal 7 behinds.
Dunolly pressed forward from the bounoe, and from a free a front Game got a goal, but Andrews retaliated with a point and put tbe scores level.
Railways were passing out well, and gaining good advantage, and a chain of passes gave Andrews tbe opportunity, and this clever player made no mistake. Good marks by Game and Beasy put tbe leather forward, and Gracey got a point.
Railways, 3 goals 7 behinds
Dunolly, 2 goals 8 behinds.
Each side got a point early in the last term, and a rally by Dunolly gave hopes of suocess as the ball went out near the posts. Play remained adjacent for some little time, the majority of the players being on the ball, with the consequent overcrowding.  Railways succeeded in working the ball along; the wing, aod Ross and Linton added behinds. A faulty kick off, whioh did not go to its intended destination, was quickly availed of by Railways, and dashing in Linton got a goal. The strain was now making itself felt on the Dunolly players who, shorthanded, had put up a valiant struggle against odds, and tbey appeared to become slightly ' rattled. As it was getting dark it was difficult to distinguish players. Another goal by Andrews and a behind as the bell want gave Railways a lead of 20 points.
Railways, 5 goals 11 behinds
Dunolly, 2 goals 9 behinds.
Railways bave a smart team of players, and some good football may safely be anticipated. Ross was very prominent, and Kerr, Mearns, M'Donald, and Andrews with others played with dash and success.
For Dunolly, Hughes played one of the best games on the ground, his calm ^and
finished play being greatly admired.
Game, Beasy, Scollary, Faulkhead, Leacb, Downs, Gemmell, Davenport,and Battilans also played well.

17 May, 2018

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1900 The customs and excise dept were investigating if salicylic acid was added to wines with samples taken from vineyards in the region of Maryborough, Mt Hooghly, Middle-bridge and Bet Bet.

 1915 DUNOLLY'S RE-APPEARANCE.
AN UNINTERESTING GAME.
It was quite a novelty to see the bright uniforms of Dunolly players on the Maryborough oval once more, but the interest that would probably have attached to the game under favourable circumstances was dissipated by the wet ground and the fact that the visitors had only 15 men. These put up a game struggle, and were only beaten near the close, but the match does not call for much description. Starting off with a fairly strong breeze in their favour, the visitors did all the early attacking. Hughes (a smart player new to the local ground) and M. Beasy (a fine mark) each got points, and then Hughes added a goal with a long drop-kick. The opening Railways goal was well judged by Mearns after pretty passing by H. Ross and M'Donald. After that the Dunolly fellows ran up several singles, Hughes leading every attack, and Kerr doing the bulk of the defensive work.
At the first change they stood : Dunolly-1 goal 6 behinds. Railways--1 goal 1 behind.
With the wind to aid them Rail ways took the offensive early in the second term, and Garret smartly snapped second goal. George Lee had a decent chance a little later, but his kick was not true. Several other points followed that one, but there was no more goal-kicking for the term. Most of the Railways attacking was done by M’Donald, who marked and otherwise handled the greasy ball very well. Just on the bell an unusual incident occurred, M'Allester being penalised for charging.
The half-time scores were : Railways-2 goals 6 behinds. Dunolly--1 goal 7 behinds.
The lead Railways had then gained was lost immediately on resumption when the veteran W. Game (who leads Dunolly) kicked a goal from an easy free shot. Brock and H. Ross soon had the scores level, and Railways went ahead again with a goal kicked by Andrews. This left the scores at the last change : Railways-3 goals 7 behinds. Dunolly-2 goals 8 behinds.
Most of the final bout was, by reason of the late start, played in partial darkness. Each side added points, and then the game stopped through Hughes and J. Ross indulging in an argument. When this was quelled Railways ran on two goals. Linton got one with a very lucky snap at a sharp angle, and Dawson pot-shot the other.
The final scores were :- Railways-5 goals 11 behinds (41 points) Dunoliy-.-2 goals 9 bebinds (27 points.) Franks was a fairly good central umpire, though some of his decisions were puzzling.

 1951 Motor Cycle Matters: FOR THE CLUBMEN This is not a plug for the Harley Club; but why don't other clubs follow the example of that club and become ambassadors for motor cycling!
The reason for this outburst ? Well, about 70 Harley Club men are off to Dunolly this week end to run a sports meeting in aid of the local progress association's fund for a swimming pool. There are many good causes in faraway places that, other clubs could support and, at the same time, have a good outing and spread the good work of clubmanship !
Some clubs need an Infusion of life and Interest.
Bendlgo, Stawell and Castlemaine were invited to this meeting but only a few Castlemaine members are going along. Why form clubs ?
The Harley Club Is to stage special races on the racecourse for dirt track machines, and a match race between Geo. Skinner and Frank Sinclair on the "chairs." A truck leaves from Percy Quincey's, ot 1.30 p.m.. on Saturday, and the club football team will practice at Dunolly on Sunday morning — that's a sign of enthusiasm.

16 May, 2018

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1879 A new rush has broken out at Orville on the Irishtown road to Tarnagulla with 300 men on the ground with claims being registered in all directions.

 1883 Owner of the Dunolly and Bet Bet Shire Express Mr Henry Appleford was given a presentation of an illuminated address and gifts at his going away party in the Mayor’s room at the town hall as he is leaving for Warrnambool.

 1892 Severe hail storm, with hail as big as hens eggs, caused considerable damage in the Dunolly district.

15 May, 2018

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 1917 - 'Wattie' Martin, erstwhile Mayor of Tarnagulla, and at present a councillor in the Bet Bet Shire Council, has volunteered and been accepted. He goes into camp in two months' time.
Wattie (says the Tarnaznlla 'Courier') is apparently as plucky and patriotic as he is popular. There are many, without responsibilities, who should go before him, but we presume, like many other married men, he recognises that someone must go to the assistance of the lads, and it seems hopeless to wait until any of the single fellows shake the icicles off their extremities, and pluck up enough courage to face Fritz's music Anyhow, we wish him good luck and a safe return, and may mention incidentally that it is up to all loyalists to stand by his plucky little wife in her efforts to keep the business going whilst he is fighting our battles.

 1917 - MT. HOOGHLY.
(From a correspondant)
WELCOME TO MR. AND MRS MARSHALL.
A welcome home social was tendered to Mr and Mrs Marshall on their return to the Mount after their honeymoon,
Cr Costello (Bet Bet Shire), who occupied the chair, expressed great pleasure in welcoming Mrs Marshall into our midst. He said they had now had Mr Marshall in their district for four years, and be thought he could say that they knew him pretty well and valued him highly. Mr Marshall had worked hard for tbe district and for the school,snd even in driving along the  road one could not help noticing the great improvements made in tbe school grounds since Mr Marshall took charge.
He had also done a lot of work for the school committee which otherwise the  committee would have had to pay for. It seemed to him (the chairman) that anything Mr Marshall undertook he put bis whole energies into. He heartily congratulated Mr and Mrs Marshall on the step they had taken and the prospects before them, and assured them that they had the very best wishes of the community.
The people were not selfish enough to wish Mr Marshall to remain here for all time; they knew he would rise to higher schools, but all hoped that their stay would be indeed pleasant.
The people of the district felt that they could not let such an auspicious occasion pass without showing in a small way their appreciation. He had very great pleasure in handing Mr Marshall a small token of regard (a silver cake basket) wishing himself and his bride long life and prosperity.
Mr Edwards, in supporting the remarks of the chairman, said be knew Mr Marshall as a bachelor perhaps better than anyone present, as he had frequently dined with him.
 Mrs Marshall had come here a stranger but he hoped that she would soon recognise that she was among friends.
He expressed best wishes for their future happiness.
Other residents endorsed the remarks of the previous speakers.
Mr Marshall on behalf of himself and his wife thanked them all for the kindly sentiments expressed; also for their nice present.
Supper was provided by the ladies and altogether a pleasant evening was spent, concluding by the singing of the National Anthem.

14 May, 2018

May 14 #OnThisDay (Nganko Nyawiyu) in #Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) & District #History

1875 A shoemaker named William Lynch was found dead in a shaft 12 ft deep at Chinaman’s at Dunolly.

 1881  Archibald Campbell McDougall, who in 1845, with an Aboriginal and a mob of sheep, camped on the present site of the Dunolly Court House, and later built his homestead in a forest of huge gums within view of Mount Bealibadied at Spring Bank near Benella.
Dunolly, Victoria, was named after the seat of the MacDougall clan - Dunollie Castle in Oban, Scotland.

 1910 Showery weather much welcomed to the young crops and grass after such a dry spell.

 1915 PEDAL LACERATES LEG. DUNOLLY, Friday. Ken Morris, while riding a motor-bike, skidded and his leg, striking the pedal, was badly lacerated.

 1917 - Mr W. J. Sandow, Dunolly, had a cable, dated 28th. April, from, his son, Private William Sandow, who, as already reported, was one of the young Dunolly soldiers on board the ill fated 'Ballarat' when that vessel was torpedoed in the English Channel. The cable conveyed the welcome intelligence that Private Sandow was safe in camp at Salisbury Plain. The experience of the soldiers on board the transport was exciting, and their magnificent behaviour will be recorded for future ages.

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