02 October, 2016

October 2 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History





1865 Detective Secretan was appointed the first detective to Dunolly due to the thefts and bashings during the gold rush.

1891 Influenza in many areas but in Eddington it claimed a life of Thomas Ryan.


1928 The Fair in aid of St John’s Church of England raised more than 100 pounds, the Hospital Ball, after expenses, raised 85 pounds for the hospital.

1928 The Dunolly State School children gave an entertainment in aid of the funds for the Shrine of Remembrance and raised 28 pounds.

1928 Jimmy Ah Jook, the last Chinese of the district, died at the age of 94 years.

1929 IN the Dunolly Police Court George McMillan was fined 2 pounds for having tied a tin to a horses tail.

1953 The Soil Conservation Authority competition winners were announced with Mr and Mrs Gray of Bet Bet being one of the many winners in the district who won the Hanslow Cup.

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