22 September, 2016

September 22 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History

1863 DUNOLLY. Sep. 22nd- A nugget weighing 32 lbs was discovered in a claim here to-day.

 1867 A Dunolly publican’s daughter went to church one Sunday but actually eloped with the professional musician engaged at the public concert hall who had been giving her private music lessons recently.

 1874 Dunolly and surrounding area residents experienced an earthquake strong enough to shake their homes.

 1906 William Bell was cycling home to South Dunolly when he was run into by a cyclist going the other way and had his collarbone broken.

1909 ROUGH FOOTLBALL. STAWELL -V. DUNOLLY. The football match between the Stawell and Dunolly clubs at Dunolly on Wednesday was very largely attended. The game Was very rough, and in the last quarter play was stopped for several minutes owing to a free fight, both sides being “willing,". The umpire, Ryan, appeared to lose control of the game, and his decisions were erratic. The scores were-Stawell, 6 goals 12 behinds ; Dunolly, 6 goals 7 behinds. The visitors were afterwards entertained at Hyndman's Bendigo Hotel.

1921 Mr O’Shae and his wife were thrown out of a gig – Mr O’Shae’s leg was broken while his wife suffered abrasions and bruising.
A brown snake over 5 foot long was found near Broadway.

 1934 Victoria Homing Association pigeon races were held from Dunolly to Melbourne resulted in fast times, average bird speed (with a westerly blowing) was 1,222 yards per minute.

 1941 Dunolly experienced a violent thunderstorm with much thunder and lightning shattering several trees, 47 points of rain fell.

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