20 June, 2017

June 20

1857 A public meeting was held at the Golden Age Hotel where the inhabitants of Dunolly discussed the 3 bills before the legislature Lands Bill, Goldfields Bill and Mining on Private Property Bill.

1871 Light Of The Future division of Sons Of Temperance held a meeting in the town hall as a hospital benefit for their 1st Anniversary Tea.

 1924 Excitement gripped the countryside when it became known a jaguar and a puma had escaped from the Perry Bros circus train as it was headed to Dunolly from St Arnaud. Circus staff quickly captured the jaguar but the puma made into the bush. Several armed patrols from nearby townships joined the hunt and found the dangerous animal near Carapooee West where it was destroyed.

 1909 Proprietress of the Royal Hotel, Goldsborough (Dunolly), Mrs King aged 74, died after having broken her thigh a month ago due to falling from a chair.

 1936 A reunion of 200 former Tarnagulla residents at a dance held at ANZAC House in Melbourne.

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