19 July, 2017

July 12

1858 Inquest held at the Spread Eagle Hotel in Dunolly by Dr Quinlan, coroner, into the sudden death of Mrs McPherson who was found dead in an uncovered hole filled with water by the road.

Mrs. Sydney Smith, with of Wm, Smith who has enlisted for active service, died on Wednesday. Deceased, who was the only daughter of Cr W. J. Parkes (mayor), took great interest in all movements for the benefit of the town, and for some time was the organist of the Methodist Church. She was only 27 years of age, and had been married about 10 months. Great sympathy is felt for relatives.

 1932 It was reported that a Melbourne firm had taken up ownership of the Spread Eagle mine, splendid gold was being obtained from the reef only a few years ago.

 1940 Miss James, who trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital was appointed Matron of Dunolly Hospital.

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