19 July, 2017

July 10

1862 There was an important miners meeting at Frayne’s Theatre on Broadway to discuss the proposed amendments to the mining by laws.

 1911 It is reported that Additional land in connection with the Dunolly Drill Hall is needed and its acquisition has been under consideration by the Defence Dept since April with a reminder issued in June.

 1917 The Inglewood Advertiser reported that a 14 yr old boy from Dunolly tried to enlist for the war at the Melbourne Town Hall Recruiting Depot; at first he claimed to be 18 yrs old, that his parents were dead but after questioning he admitted to being only 14, having run away from home in Dunolly. He was billeted over night at the Sturt Street Drill Hall then sent back to Dunolly the following day, “but not empty handed”.

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