13 January, 2014

January 13 Stay indoors and drink water

OLD RESIDENT'S DEATH. Mr John Holt, more familiarly known as "Cockney Jack," one of the oldest residents in the district, passed away on Tuesday morning, aged 81 years. He was a native of London, and well connected. He served his time as a ship's carpenter, but the news of gold discoveries brought deceased to Victoria in the early fifties. He was fairly successful in mining, but afterwards took to carpentry, which he followed till a short time ago. He lost heavily some years ago in mining speculations. He was a most genial, intelligent, and conversant man, a great favourite, and unmarried.


Telegraph poles in the Dunolly rs carrying 8 trunk lines, 2 Morse telegraph lines, 5 subscribers telephone lines were burnt with services interrupted for several hours. 100 tons of wood, valued at 750 pounds, was also destroyed, when it was stacked at the mill near the station owner by Mr Lionel Akers.

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