01 May, 2017

May 1



May 1964 A UFO was sighted near Dunolly sometime this month.

1877 The new Waanyarra School opening was celebrated with a tea meeting, concert and ball. The scholars, their parents and friends from many miles around were present. The Tarnagulla Glee Club led by Mr. H. Treloar entertained with musical selections.


1877 Ah Yen was brought up on charges of murder in the police court of Ah Kee .After evidence from police and Fook Shing, Chinese detective, Ah Yen pleaded self-defence and was remanded to Sandhurst.


1884 Train from St Arnaud seriously delayed as the station master at Emu gave the driver the wrong staff.


1886 Dry weather with harsh frosts damaging the crops.


1904 Mr James Salter of Middle Bridge pierced his hand with a needle by accident while sewing a strap on a saddle.


1906 A large attended meeting on holding the Queen Carnival for 1906 became lively when the discussion turned to allowing a publicans booth .


1912 The Red Lion Hotel, Telegraph Hotel and Windsor Castle Hotel were delicensed by the Reduction Board.


1912 The chairman of the Reduction Board (Mr.R. Barr) announced that the following cases in the Dunolly district (D list) would be considered on 4th June next:—Bealiba Hotel, Bealiba; Commercial Hotel, Bealiba; Evans’s Hotel, Bealiba; Golden Age Hotel, Tarnagulla; .Junction Hotel, Bromley; Man of Kent Hotel, Bromley; Red Lion Hotel, Dunolly; Royal Hotel, Goldsborough; Tarnagulla Hotel, Tarnagulla; Telegraph Hotel, Dunolly; Victoria, Hotel, Tarnagulla; Waanyarra Hotel, Waanyarra; Windsor Castle Hotel, Dunolly.

Mr. Barr added that the board had decided to make this announcement at the earliest, possible stage, so that the parties interested would have every opportunity of procuring witnesses. It was probable that sittings in connection with the above cases would be held at Tarnagulla and Bealiba to meet the convenience of those concerned.

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