30 August, 2015

August 30 On This Day in Dunolly & District History

1861 Tenders required for supply of 16 horse steam engine and boiler, etc, according to plans and specifications prepared by Mr George Newman, engineer, at Cochranes Reef near Dunolly. Plans may be viewed at Mr Watson’s Town Hall Hotel.

 1873 Dunolly FC - a scratch match was held on the Market Square on the afternoon of Saturday 30th August. Play commenced at 4.30 p.m. and as reported by the Express: An exciting and well contested game was played until six o’clock, with neither side being successful in obtaining a goal, the match was declared a draw.

 1888 An English syndicate has dispatched an export to Victoria to report on the Queen's Birthday and other mines in the Dunolly district prior to purchasing them.

 1914 Gordon Gardens was host to large gathering under the banner of PLC to aid the patriotic funds. Mayor Couchman occupied the chair, music selections supplied by Maryborough Brass Band, a collection of 12 pounds was made towards the funds.

 1919 Tarnagulla handicapped trots held at Tarnagulla.

 1933 Annual ball held to raise funds for the Dunolly hospital was a great success with about 250 people having a ball.

1936 Fire broke out in a tent behind Mr Rasellis boot shop in Broadway, the occupant passing away from his injuried the next day.

 1993 Natte Yallock post office closed.