10 December, 2017

December 10 On This Day (Nganko Nyawiyu) in Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) History

1867 Waanyarra – Jones’ Creek school committee organised a sports day picnic to celebrate the visit of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

 1905 DUNOLLY. Sunday.
A serious accident happened at the Rathscar Company’s mine, where shaft sinking is in, progress. Alexander Lawson, with a mate, was working in the shaft when a piece of timber by some means fell down the shaft, striking Lawson on the side of the head, causing a severe scalp wound and rendering him unconscious. He -was taken to the Dunolly Hospital, where Dr. Wolfenden found that the man's skull was fractured. Several pieces of bone were removed. The case is considered serious.

 1911 Maryborough 65 vs Bet Bet cricket club 141, Talbot 96 vs Havelock 176, Maryborough railways 96 vs Dunolly 125.

 1918 DUNOLLY. DEATH OF SCHOOLMASTER. Deep regret was manifest here when word was received that Mr J. Caldwell, head teacher of the Eddington State School, had died suddenly on Saturday morning. The deceased had not been in robust health for some years, having had to undergo a severe operation from which he never fully recovered; but he was about as usual, and at school on Wednesday last. On Friday evening he was seized with sudden illness, and although everything was done to alleviate the sufferer he rapidly sank and died, at the age of 49 years. He was an excellent teacher, the school holding a high percentage and a most enthusiastic worker in the cause of charity, Red Cross. and other patriotic movements. He leaves a wife but no family. 

1918 TEACHER TRANSFERRED. Mr R. A. Lester, head teacher of the Bromley State School, has been transfer red to Warriyallock, near Warburton. Prior to his departure he was entertained at a send-off, and presented with a valuable travelling rug and Mrs Lester with a handsome silver cake dish. 

1918 MINISTER'S FAREWELL SERMON. The Rev. D. D. Murray, minister in charge at Dunolly Presbyterian Church preached his farewell sermon on Sunday night to a crowded congregation. Mr Munro is leaving for Perth (W.A.). He has made many warm friends here during his stay. 

1918 MANCHESTER UNITY. At the half-yearly meeting of the Loyal Prince Alfred Lodge, M.U., the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:- GM Br W Bowman; NG Br J. Farquharson, PPGM; VG., Br W. Beasy, PG. Brs Farqugarson, Beasy, and Dawson were appointed delegates to attend the meeting at Mildura. The evening’s receipts amounted to about £75.

 1940 Cr and Mrs Howard were entertained by Betley residents and presented with gifts as they are leaving the district.

 1947 Following the establishment of Hey Presto Products at Dunolly, the Housing Commission has announced that, in accordance the policy of the Victorian Government in decentralising industry, three or four homes will be built to accommodate key men in the industry. In order to make the homes available as soon as possible, prefabricated dwellings may be used.

 1956 Bet Bet Shire Council was granted 90 pounds towards wire mesh fence around Gordon Gardens by the Public Works Minister, Sir Thomas Maltby.

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