A destructive hailstorm swept through
Dunolly and surrounding area to a mile and half wide, decimating tomato
and fruit crops, smashing many windows in churches (St John’s large
and small coloured windows smashed, Wesley church window above entrance
was smashed, and small ones), schools, hospitals and private
residences. Corrugated iron roofs were pierced as if by bullets. More
than 750 panes of glass were smashed.
A swarm of bees
attacked 9 horses Mr Catto of Rheola was using to cart wheat; the horses
bolted smashing a telegraph pole and damaging the wagon while Mr Catto
escaped with just bruises.
The annual Dunolly and District
Hospital Ball was held which resulted in a collection of 40 pounds that
will go directly to the hospital.