10 September, 2016

September 10 On This Day in Dunolly & District History


1931 A prospector found a gold nugget at Waanyarra weighing 17 1/4 oz, the same prospector (Susso worker) who found a 58oz nugget on August 20.

1942 Dunolly District Bush Fire Brigade was  formed.

 1983 The flood threat in other parts of the State had eased and stabilised by the afternoon as emergency crews began massive cleaning-up operations.
At Casterton, Coleraine and Hamilton in the west, the flooding had abated and five families which had evacuated were allowed to return home.
It was a similar situation at Dunolly and Glenorchy in the Central Highlands, with two evacuated families returning to their homes.
The danger was likely to continue for several days as floodwaters flowed down rivers.

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