03 June, 2017

June 3

1875 A man has been found dead in a hut at Bealiba. He has been identified as one John Merryweather, who for the last three weeks has been drinking. At an inquest held a verdict of serous apoplexy, caused by excessive use of alcohol, was returned.

A miner's hut was gutted last night by fire.
Heavy rain has fallen this morning, but the sowing is nearly completed throughout the district.

DUNOLLY, Wednesday.
A bicycle road race was run this afternoon between F. P. Cheetham, Tarnagulla, and W. H.Baxter, Dunolly, for £10, a distance of 18 miles. Baxter won in 54 min. 48 see.. Cheatham about half a minute later. The latter had to change his machine during the race

 1903 Dunolly branch of the ANA held a sports day which was successful given the poor weather, 23 pounds was taken at the gate.

 1915 Native of Dunolly Sir Peter McBride, Agent-general for Victoria in Great Britain, received his knighthood in the birthday honours list.

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