20 February, 2016

February 20 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History

1885 It was reported that the Dunolly Fruit and Wine Company stated that 1000 tons of fruit were produced within a 10 mile radius of the town which was greater than the local demand. It was noted that we needed a better export trade.

1905 Cyclists were injured when John Dorward injured his arm after being thrown from his cycle, needing stitches and a lad named Smith was thrown off his cycle into a gutter, fracturing his nose and being very shaken.

1905 Mr Andrew, manager of Hayes grocery business was slicing bacon when the knife slipped and gashed his knee requiring 7 stitches.

1923 SNAKES.
A few days ago, after cutting out a snake’s hole in the hollow of a standing tree, and dispatching a snake 4 feet in length, a wood carter discovered a nest of 21 snake’s eggs about the size of pigeon’s eggs.

1927 Hospital Sunday was observed at the Dunolly Hospital Reserve, with attendance lower this year than previous years. Maryborough Citizens Band contributed a programme, with addresses given by Messers Belcher (chairman), Dunstan MLA and Weaver MLA, 28 pounds collected.