13 September, 2016

September 13 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History


1856 The accounts from Dunolly, during the last few days, have not by any means been so encouraging as usual. Numbers of diggers have returned, who state that hundreds are walking about idle, and that when a hole is being bottomed scores surround the place watching the result. The number of the population has evidently far exceeded the capabilities of the place, and if the influx continues the consequences are likely to be disastrous.

1864 Wanted; Young man for general store. Testimonials indispensable. Apply before the 26th inst., to James Bell.

1864 The Govt Gazette announced that the whole of the borough of Dunolly was to be a district wherein beer licenses may be granted.

1873 Frayne’s Commercial and Family hotel was offered for sale again at 750 pounds.

1876 A hay and corn store in South Dunolly belonging to Mrs Wigham, of the Junction Hotel was burnt to the ground, the hotel had a narrow escape due to the plentiful supply of water. Damage estimated at between 400-500 pounds.

1882 Dunolly winemakers hope to secure experienced and skilled labour from France or Germany.

1882 Foxes were becoming numerous in the Ballarat district.

1953 Former Dunolly postmistress Miss Maguire passed away aged 86.

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