23 November, 2017

November 5 Nganko Nyawiyu



1863 (Fatal Accident by the Falling In of a Drive, at Burnt Creek.— An inquest on the body of the unfortunate man, Atkinson, who was killed on Tuesday last, by the falling in of a drive, in a claim near Russell's store, Burnt Creek, was held before George Cook, Esq., J.P.Coroner for the district, on Thursday morning. 'The jury returned a verdict, "That deceased George Atkinson, died at Burnt Creek on Tuesday, 27th inst., through suffocation, caused by the accidental falling of timber and earth upon him, while working in his mining claim." The deceased was son-in-law to Job Neil, who was tried , some years since for the Jones's Creek murder, and was a sober and industrious miner. The enquiry was conducted by the Coroner very patiently. The jury was almost entirely composed of practical miners, who expressed themselves perfectly satisfied with the manner and result of the inquest.-

—Dunolly Express


 1870 Otago Witness published the following The Dunolly and Bet-Bet Shire Express is responsible for the following "Caught Dosing. The following was issued by our Tarnagulla contemporary, and he is now very anxious to have every copy returned to him. He certainly got the start of us this time. 'Courier Extraordinary. By electric telegraph. Melbourne, 11th October. War! French and Prussians outside Melbourne Heads. Everybody pressed. First engagement in Bourke street last night.'

 1886 Drapery store of Fuggle and Snowden on Broadway was destroyed by fire, as was Mr Williams, the next door tailor, with total losses estimated at £1,500 .

1887 Yesterday morning rain commenced to fall, and continued until the evening, when a storm of great violence came on. The lightning and thunder were terrific, and the rain came down in sheets, which soon
swelled the creeks to flood height. Many dwelling houses in the low lands had from six to nine inches of water flowing through them. This evening heavy rain again fell. The crops will benefit greatly by the downpour. For the past 3 hours about five inches have fallen.
One poor fellow named Mondado, an Italian, was found drowned to-day, having in the darkness of last night strayed from his home, from whence he had to see a mate of his. An inquest will be held.


1893 A Sacred Concert by the Dunolly Brass Band, under the conductorship of Mr Hannah of Frankston, was held to raise funds for the Dunolly Hospital, with beautiful weather there was a large attendance with £12  and 7 shillings raised.

 1908 Regarding the Missing rate books of Bet Bet Shire – Inspector of Municipal Accounts, Mr McCallum determined that there was enough documented evidence to audit the books irrespective of their whereabouts.

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