11 September, 2016

September 11 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History


1874 A locomotive and tender went out to test the holding weight of the bridge over Bet Bet creek with the deflection being 1/3 of an inch. Maryborough to Dunolly is 13 miles, travel is within 20 mins by rail.

1877 A miner, Tinley, was found down a mine hole at Dunolly and was thought to be injured in the spine.

1908 A local land board meeting considered abolishing the Moliagul Common but the land managers stated action would be taken to eradicate the common of vermin with the decision to leave it for 12 months and consider the situation at the future date.

1914 DUNOLLY. FAILURE TO DIP SHEEP. At the Police Court on Thursday Geo. R. Tuckett, of Betley, was charged with having failed to comply with the Act, in that he had not had his sheep dipped immediately after shearing nor within the period allowed. Defendant admitted the offence, but he had been under the impression it was not necessary if the sheep were not exposed for sale. Under the circumstances, Mr Berryman, PM, said he would inflict a small fine of 20/. No costs were asked for.

1914 - HOSPITAL BALL The annual Hospital Ball on Wednesday night was most successful, a large gathering being present, and a pleasant time spent. The tables were artistically decorated with flags, etc., in keeping with patriotic feeling now prevailing.

1914 - SORE THROATS. A number of children were sent home from the State school on Thursday suffering from sore throats.

1963 The Dunolly Hospital finished the year with a deficit of 1470 pounds but this was due to the renovations which were almost finished.

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