13 June, 2017

June 13 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History




1864 Coach Accident.— A serious, accident happened 'to the six o'clock coach from this to Ballaarat, on Saturday morning. When a short distance from the Bet Bet, a flock of goats rushed across the road, and frightened the horse, which bolted off the road and ran the coach against a tree, almost smashing it to atoms. The driver was thrown off and seriously hurt, but luckily there were no passengers, or the consequences must have been disastrous in the extreme, No blame whatever was to be attached to the unfortunate coachman


1864 Parchment v. Paper. — A fellow from Dunolly paid a visit to a shanty-keeper at the rush, and in payment for purchases, gave what appeared to be a pound note. The mistress of the shanty handed the same in payment for a bottle of gin a short time afterwards, and was told by the storekeeper to whom she proffered it in payment, that a swindle had been practised on her, for the document was an old and worthless miner's right. — DunollyExpress, June 13.


1890 An Italian found a 46.5oz nugget at Little Chinaman’s 3 miles east of Dunolly.


1894 St John’s church organ recital with the combined choirs of Maryborough and Dunolly.


1909 A rough match between Maryborough and Dunolly at Princes Park saw Dunolly win by 8 points but not before spectators began fighting and the police called in with a player from each team assisted from the ground one with a broken collar bone the other with an injured leg.


1912 It was reported in the South Bourke and Mornington Journal that, following a query from the Dunolly Public Library regarding the loaning of books into homes where infectious diseases are present, the Board of Public Health decided this was not to be allowed in the future.


1918 The Dunolly Red Cross Branch collected and contributed to the April-May Appeal 61 pounds 13 shillings and 11 pence.


1937 The Anglican Ball was held in the Town Hall; consisting of good music and a banquet supper it was enjoyed by many.
DUNOLLY, Sunday-Perfect weather, good music a gaily decorated hall and a banquet supper combined to make the Anglican ball In the town hall a great success Mr Colin Brooker was secretary.

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