18 February, 2016

February 18 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History

1862 The Council of The Acclimatisation Society received from Mr R Phelps, Dunolly, 2 kangaroos and 1 emu.

1895 A SUDDEN DEATH. DUNOLLY, SUNDAY. Andrew Haberle, engine driver at the Burnt Creek Company’s mine, took charge last night at 11 o'clock, apparently In good health. When William Drummond went to relieve him this morning he found Haberle lying dead on the boiler in the engine house the deceased had apparently filled the boilers with water and, after turning it off, dropped dead He was a very old resident of the district A magisterial inquiry was held this afternoon before Mr R Ritchie, J P , when Dr Cookson stated that death had been caused by fatty degeneration of the heart. The deceased leaves a widow and family

1901 Shortly after the train passed the station last evening a fire started In the grass near the line outside the fence, and a quantity of grass and fencing was destroyed before the flames were extinguished. The damage is estimated at £10.

1902 A tablet erected in the council chambers to the memory, of Private John Costelloe was unveiled by the mayor (Or. J. Desmond) yesterday in the presence of a large attendance, Private Costelloe was a member of the Fifth Victorian Contingent, and was killed on 5th July last. Deceased was a native of Dunolly.

1910 John Sheehan, an old age pensioner, lost his tent and all the contents in a fire when a whirlwind blew the ashes and embers out of the chimney and all around the tent.

1939 The Queen Carnival raised 950 pounds for the Dunolly District Hospital with Miss M Taig the winning queen of the charity made into a Life Governor.

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