25 May, 2017

May 25


1877 James Fawkner of Dunolly had bid the lowest tender to build the Jones’ Creek teachers residence.

 1878 Celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday was celebrated in Goldsborough with a grand banquet given to the employees of the Queen’s Birthday Company. 
The ladies meeting of the Gladstone Coursing Club was a great success.

 1891 It was announced that farmers were favourable in the proposal of a creamery to be built at the Avoca Forest and Burke’s Flat district, in connection with The Fresh Food and Frozen Storage Company, Melbourne. It was estimated that it would cost 450 pounds to erect and fit out a creamery. A vote was taken at the meeting and it was decided to situate the creamery at Red Hill.

 1897 Bet Bet Shire Council decided at a meeting to divide 30 pounds between the Ladies Benevolent Societys of Dunolly and Tarnagulla in commemoration of the Queen’s long reign to assist the poor.

1910 DUNOLLY : ATTACKED BY A DOG. Mr. Jas. Lennon, butcher, sustained painful injuries on Sunday. He was walking in a paddock in which he had some sheep, and noticed a dog worrying them. He picked up a stone and struck the dog on the head. Thinking it was stunned, he went up and caught hold of it, when the dog savagely turned on him. The animal severely bit Mr. Lennon's arm between the elbow and wrist, causing deep lacerations and laying bare the sinews. Some of the wounds were about three inches in length, He sought medical aid, but Dr. Wolfenden considered it inadvisable to stitch up the wounds for fear of complications setting in.

 1914 SLIPPED INTO CUTTING. DUNOLLY. Monday. Hugh McCormick, engaged on the Hamlet dredging lease at Bromley, was walking along a plank when it tilted and he slipped into the cutting, fracturing his right leg above the ankle. Medical aid was obtained, and the injury attended to.

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