15 February, 2016

February 15 ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in ‪#‎Dunolly‬ & District ‪#‎History‬

1885 A Rifle match between Dunolly and Inglewood clubs, at Dunolly, was a close match but Inglewood proved to be too good.

1899 Chief Officer T.S. Marshall paid a visit of inspection to Dunolly today and inspected the apparatus and appliances of the local fire brigade, commenting most favorably on the good order and cleanliness in every department. The men were afterward put through a course of drill, and showed great aptitude in the various exercises. In the one man engine practice Lieutenant Kashow surprised the Chief Officer by going through this new item in the wonderfully quick time of 1 min. 8 sec., whilst the best English time Is 1 min. 19 sec. The work was gone through very smartly, and was highly spoken of by Mr Marshall, who stated that at the next demonstration the one man engine practice would be Included in the programme, the prize for which would be given by himself.

1899 The Weather still continues very oppressive. Thermometer registered 104 in the shade to-day.

1931 Hospital Sunday was held in favourable weather conditions at Dunolly, Mr Dunstan MLA and Mr Laidlaw of Maryborough gave addresses while the Maryborough Citizens Band entertained with musical selections, 31 pounds, 5/ was raised.

1936 700 school children from Dunolly and district travelled to Williamstown for a picnic, along with children from Bet Bet, Betley, Bromley, Eddington, Goldsborough, Bealiba, Moliagul, etc.

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