10 February, 2016

February 10 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History

1862 During the previous night a chap named Davenport fell down a 30 feet deep hole, while intoxicated, on the Old Lead behind the Carriers Arms Hotel Broadway in Dunolly (*This was located beside Footers Mansion). He was stuck there all night and when his cries were heard the following morning he was taken to the Dunolly hospital where he was found to be only shaken.
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1869 An unwell 22 yr old woman was arrested en route to Talbot for stealing a 3 yr old child from Burnt Creek and obtaining, by fraud, material and goods from Carisbrook store; feigning a fit she was remanded to Maryborough.

1884 Desmond’s hairdresser’s shop was gutted by fire, Fowler’s saddlery next door and Webb’s shoe store were destroyed, Fowler having lost everything while Webb was able to save some furniture. Tatchell’s Bendigo Hotel was slightly damaged.
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1884 The weather, which has been very hot, has now changed, and a southerly breeze is springing up.

1907 DUNOLLY.- At the Hospital Sunday gathering at Natte Yallock East there was a fair attendance. Councillor Bennett pre- sided, and the Dunolly band played selections. The collection amounted to slightly over £7.

1915 Regulations from the State Executive Council now permit hairdressers to stay open until 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in several areas including the Dunolly district.

1917 This evening members of the local Recruiting Committee were at the railway station to meet Mr D Mackinnon on his way to Mildura but he did not make an appearance at the station, although it was stated he was on the train. The committee consider they were slighted.

1940 A special train from Dunolly ran to the Melbourne Zoological Gardens with a reunion of former Dunolly residents meeting there. The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band entertained them all with a recital.