27 October, 2017

October 25 Nganko Nyawiyu

1856 Daly’s Store at Long Gully was targeted by a woman, who claimed to have walked from Dunolly, as she passed a counterfeit 10 pound note when she purchased goods. The fraud was soon discovered and the woman traced to Dead Dog Gully where she was eventually arrested.

 1859 MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.-Mr. Peter Sloane, who has figured several times lately at the Dunolly Police Court, in some disputes relative to claims on his private property, has been missing since Saturday 22nd, He left his house as usual that morning, apparently for the purpose of attending to his duties on the farm. Since then he has not been seen ; and although every search has been made, no traces of him have been discovered What makes the matter more strange is, that at the time he left, he had no money with him.

 1870 A French watchmaker, named Charpoit, has died at Dunolly, Vic, from a fit of apoplexy occasioned by hearing of the news of the French reverses.

The Maryborough Standard is responsible for the following story in relation to a ball recently held in one of the wards of the local hospital:—
"The room in which the dancing took place adjoined that in which were a number of sick patients, a door leading from one room to the other. During the revelry the spirit of one of the sick men took its flight—about the witching hour. To reach the dead-house they would probably encounter some of the festive throng, and a question arose as to the disposal of the body. At length it was decided to place it in the room through which access is gained to the tower. This was accordingly put into execution, the body being conveyed thither on a stretcher, covered over in the orthodox manner, and the door of the room locked against intrusion. 
So far, so good. 
Some time previously, however, a fair demoiselle from Maryborough, fatigued after the dance, put her self under the escort of a Dunolly gallant, who suggested a view of the township by night from the tower as a pleasant excursion, and an agreeable deviation from the routine proceeding. The proposal was assented to, and the couple were soon gazing at the starry heavens, and were lost to all that was passing below. At length a return to the dance room was considered advisable, else their absence might be commented on. Arrived in the room at the foot of the stairs, they were conscious of a change having taken place, as some object obstructed their further progress. A lucifer was struck, and a light shed on the ghastly corpse, before which the gallant paled and became dumb, while shrieks resounded from the fair one. Some time elapsed ere assistance arrived and the couple were relieved from their unpleasant position, who will scarcely venture again on midnight excursions in unknown localities."

1892 103 foxes have been destroyed since the last monthly meeting of the council, with 30 pounds paid in bonuses on the skins. Only a dozen of the pest were fully grown.

 1899 The Argus copy of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was made to the Laanecoorie Mechanics Institute, this was instigated by the Marong shire council with councillor Allan presenting a handsome wooden case for the books.

 1901 Great damage to crops from storm, many trees cut down by lightning with a large piece of tree trunk thrown a great distance..

 1947 Former Dunolly residents held a reunion at the Fitzroy gardens.

 2014 The Tilly Aston Memorial Centre was officially opened at Carisbrook.

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