12 February, 2016

February 12 ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in ‪#‎Dunolly‬ & District ‪#‎History‬

1859 Excitement most extreme was felt when the Dunolly gaol deputation rocked up in Carisbrook in a carriage and 4 with the celebs of Dunolly inside, strung with bunting and flags and surrounded by bodyguards on horseback, the reception taking place at the Tullaroop hotel.
After partaking of an extensive spread the whole cortege headed homewards and were received at the Bet Bet Hotel after being met by numerous Dunollites on horseback.

1866 Site for a common school was reserved at Burnt Creek (Dunolly).

1867 The last gold escort from Dunolly to Melbourne travelled with 871ozs.

1895 Mr Tavener Victorian Minister for Public Works and Agriculture, said he believes the 25,000 cuttings of white mulberry trees he plans to plant at Dunolly will prove valuable as a means to possible silk export market.

1897 The Dunolly A.N.A branch held a meeting to present Federation to the electors and to garner support for it.

1901 Louisa Wills of Richard III hotel in Dunolly was fined 10 shillings and ordered to pay costs of 4 pounds when found to have whisky below the proper strength for sale.

1905 A young man named Treble was riding to work when his bicycle broke, throwing him to the ground, breaking his nose and lacerating his face.

 photo C of E under construction 1868 web_zps0yr5trlr.jpg

                                  Dunolly St. John's Church of England under construction 1868.