24 November, 2017

November 24 On This Day (Nganko Nyawiyu) in Dunolly history

DUNOLLY, Monday.
Last night, about midnight, when the men on their way to work at the Burnt Creek mine were near the Bromley State School, they saw that the residence of Mr.Mr. William Baudoin, on the opposite side of the road, was on fire. As soon as possible the miners reached the house, but were unable to gain admission, the heat being too great. They thought, however,they heard someone moan inside. This morning the remains of Mr. Baudoin were found in the fireplace, the head having been burnt off. It is thought deceased had a fit and fell into the fire. He earned a little money as a herbalist. Deceased was 73 years of ago, and an old-age pensioner. It is said his wife and some members of the family reside in Melbourne.
An inquiry was held this afternoon, when a verdict of accidentally burnt to death was recorded, there being no evidence to show how the fire occurred.

 1908 Gas generator roof and sides were blown up when the minister, Rev. Rowlands, attempted to adjust it at the Methodist church.

 1912 A flower and egg service was conducted at St John’s Church of England by Rev H J Carr, the flowers and eggs were collected and given to the Dunolly hospital.

Mr George Hill, telegraph operator at the post office for some time, has been transferred to Kyneton.

 1916 The Red Lion Hotel licence was surrendered, £405  compensation to the owner, £75  compensation to the licencee.

 1945 Reunion of Dunolly residents was held in Fitzroy gardens.

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