30 November, 2017

November 30 On This Day (Nganko Nyawiyu) in Dunolly History

DUNOLLY. Wednesday. — Daniel Johnstone, 18 years, with a number of other lads, -went to a dredge dam for a swim late this afternoon. Johnstone, although a proficient swimmer, was observed to sink in a pool in which the depth of water was 25 feet. The body was recovered three-quarters of an hour later.

 1968 Daisy Hill Post Office (2) closed.

 1973 Majorca Post Office closed.

 1987 Scrub fires fanned by gusty winds near Dunolly, in central Victoria, and Hamilton, in the state’s south-west, kept fire crews busy yesterday.
A spotter plane sighted smoke late yesterday from a large fire in rugged, heavily timbered country near Gelantipy, in the Cobberas-Tingaringy national park.
A fire coordinator from the Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands, Mr Paul Tumbull, said the extent of the fire would not be known until fire crews reached the area, which was not expected until last night.
Fires south-west of Bendigo had burnt 250 hectares of scrub when checked at about 6pm yesterday.
Bulldozers built an earth brake around one fire at Tarnagulla after it was first reported at 1pm but some fencing, state forest and Crown land was burned before Country Fire Authority crews controlled the blaze with the help of the department's fire units.
An authority spokesman said a fire at Lang Lang in eastern Victoria burnt about 200 hectares of scrub before being contained by 41 fire units and 150 men at 7.05pm.
A fire reported at 3am yesterday burned 130 hectares of state forest and private land near Hamilton.

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