13 August, 2015

August 12 On This Day in Dunolly & District History

1884 After several days of unsettled weather and half an inch of rain registering in the gauge, a thunderstorm passed over Dunolly with no rain or hail falling, however at nearby Bet Bet one of the heaviest hail stone falls has happened with the hail inches deep and they hadn’t dissolved up until 11pm.

1904 It was reported that a wealthy swagman, Michael McNabb, was found unconscious and near naked in the Dunolly recreation reserve dressing room and taken to the Dunolly hosp; on searching his clothes he was found to have 112 pounds in cash, 70 pounds in gold, and bank deposit receipts of 454 pounds.

1919 Council of the Shire of Bet Bet resolved to abolish the Dunolly Pound and dispense with the services of George Flett, Poundkeeper.

1938 The Maryborough Brass Band gave a recital in the Bealiba town hall to assist the funds in the Queen of Progress in connection with the special appeal for the Dunolly and District Hosp, the collection raised 8 pounds.