16 May, 2017

May 16

1879 A new rush has broken out at Orville on the Irishtown road to Tarnagulla with 300 men on the ground with claims being registered in all directions.

 1883 Owner of the Dunolly and Bet Bet Shire Express Mr Henry Appleford was given a presentation of an illuminated address and gifts at his going away party in the Mayor’s room at the town hall as he is leaving for Warrnambool.

 1892 Severe hail storm, with hail as big as hens eggs, caused considerable damage in the Dunolly district.

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