25 September, 2016

September 25 On This Day in Dunolly & District History



1893 Mr Sheehan introduced electric light in the Dunolly Flour Mill.

 1874 Rails for the train line were laid up against the Dunolly Railway Station ready to open the line the following week.


 1878 Mr Gilliland, manager of the Bank of Victoria, passed away at his desk at work.


 1885 The Gov of Vic approved of rifle clubs in various districts including the Dunolly Rifle Club through the Defence Dept and the Minister of Defence F.T Sargood.


 1890 Sparks from the train engine caused a fire on the Inglewood train; no injuries but some damage to the carriages.


 1888 Accidental death of porter Francis Grace at the Dunolly Railway station.


 1901 Annual Laancoorie charity sports day held, 2000 people, takings on the gate over 50 pounds, with a great many races held during lovely weather.


 1904 DUNOLLY A disturbance occurred at the house of James M'Kew, on the out skirts of the town, resulting in the owner being so badly handled that he bad to be taken to the hospital for treatment. M'Kew, Jas. Carwickham and a foreigner known as "Big Peter' had been drinking at the house during the day, and a quarrel ensued between "Big Peter"' and Carwickham. M'Kew went between them to separate them, when Carwickham felled him with a blow from a heavy-walking stick. While the victim was lying on the ground his assailant treated him brutally, and the police were sent for. M'Kew had to have four stitches inserted in an ugly wound on the top of the head; his lip was cut, his nose injured, and his body bruised. He was not allowed to leave the hospital. The same night Carwickham was arrested and lodged in the watch house on a charge of assault.


 1916 FLOODS AT DUNOLLY, . DUNOLLY. Monday. Rain set in last Thursday night, and since then a fall of 544 points has been registered. This is the longest spell of rain remembered and all the low-lying ground is submerged. Considerable damage has been done to gardens, and a number of fences have been washed away. As far as crops are concerned it cannot yet be stated to the damage done, a great number being still under water. In numerous parts the grass is covered with a coating of slum. So far no report has been received of loss of stock. For the first time since its inception no school was held yesterday in the Metho- dist Sunday School, owing tn the flooded condition of the roads and surrounding country.


2005 Rheola Wing completed at Dunolly Hospital.

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