05 January, 2014

January 5 Bushrangers, scent farm, scholarships, oh my!

1857 
Jewellers Issac Himelock and William Leevey were held up by bushrangers en route to Dunolly near Nuggetty Flat - 2 five pound notes, 529 one pound notes, 12 pounds in silver, three pounds in gold, 36 diamond and gold rings, brooches, a revolver, American dollars and many, many, many hunter watches stolen, never recovered.

1894 

 It is reported that A group of women are taken by dray to the Dunolly scent farm where the manager Mr Mellon teaches them about the soils needed by perfumed plants, the best method of growing them, planting, pruning and how to extract the oil for essential oils and perfumes by dry extraction and by distillation.

1907 

Mr Skelly was thrown by a horse and dislocated his shoulder.

1909 

Mr and Mrs George Stafford celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, they were married at the Church of England at Dunolly by Rev Richard Stevens in 1859 and have resided here ever since.

1921 

Catholic federation scholarship awarded to Michael Currie from St Mary’s school, Dunolly.

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