21 June, 2017

June 21



1816 Philip Chauncy, sketcher, amateur photographer, modeller and surveyor, was born in Datchet, Buckinghamshire, on 21 June 1816, third and youngest surviving child of William Snell Chauncy and Theresa, the English-born daughter of a French surgeon, Dr Dominique Pierre Lamothe. He was the brother of Martha Snell Berkeley and Theresa Snell Walker. Their mother died in 1818 and their father remarried the following year, subsequently having five more children, some of whom also came to Australia.

 1887 On the event of Her Majesty’s jubilee, At Talbot the children received new Testaments from a committee of clergymen and were afterwards entertained at tea receiving souvenirs of the event. Special donations of the Talbot Borough council were made to the Ladies Benevolent society for the distribution of blankets and firewood amongst the poor.
Inmates of the Amherst District Hospital were entertained at a special repast,, the town hall, private dwellings, halls of the Oddfellows and other societies were illuminated.

 1888 A frightful accident occurred to-day on the new line from Dunolly to Inglewood, at Dunolly.. Guard Williams, who had only returned this morning from a holiday, while passing from the tender to the ballast up trucks when the train was in motion, stepped on the trap-door in the centre of the trucks,which gave way with him, and he fell through between the rails. The train passed over him, and he sustained fearfu injuries, which caused almost immediate death. The deceased, who was a highly respectable man, leaves a widow and family.


 1894 The Dunolly Vine and Fruit Growers Association held a Vintage Festival in Fulcher’s Grand Coffee Palace.

 1908 Dunolly vs Maryborough, Dunolly won 6 goals 4 behinds to 3 goals 3 behinds, ground very slippery. Umpire Roper very impartial, very satisfactory.

 1911 a miner killed.
DUNOLLY, Wednesday.
A serious accident occurred at the Burnt Greek 'Dredging Company's works, at Bromley, 'to one of the workmen named James Strain Peart. He was about to fire tlhe charge to a bole previously bored, for the purpose of loosening the ground, when a portion of the earth overhead came away unexpectedly, striking him and causing serious injuries to the upper portion of his body, badly fracturing the base of his skull, and breaking both jaws. Medical aid was quickly available. Peart was removed to the hospital, where he died without regaining consciousness.

1919 Dunolly beat Carisbrook 4 goals 6 behinds to 2 goals 2 behinds.

 1932 It was announced that Mr Sellars had been appointed to the Outdoor Staff at the Dunolly Hospital.

 1935 a 3oz nugget was found in the old Berlin Leads at Rheola.

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