11 December, 2017

December 11 On This Day (Nganko Nyawiyu) in Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) History

1861 Frayne’s Theatre in Dunolly was advertising in The Star (Ballarat newspaper) for a brass Band to be engaged for 1 month with a possible continuance.

 1868 A bull in a china shop was rivalled by a sheep in a drapery store when a sheep, belonging to Mr Downs, bounded through the plate glass window of Messrs. McKenna and Co.’s establishment.

 1884 Caterpillars in large numbers had attacked the vines in the Dunolly area, stripping the bunches bare of fruit.

 1887 Locusts were swarming through Dunolly like a snowstorm, chewing every bit of green stuff bare After 3 days of excessive heat a severe thunderstorm burst over the town at 4pm with rain bucketing down, it will damage the hay and crops but it will stop the locusts.

 1892 Mrs Tatchell, wife of the MLA, passed away after a long illness.

 1892 A telegram from Dunolly dated Sunday states that on the previous night it rained steadily for over 12 hours without inter mission. Hay making is in full swing, many crops averaging over four tons per acre. It is generally admitted that this season is the best experienced for many years past.

 1940 Water service is being curtailed as only 5ft of water remains, tower being erected for local supply nears completion.

 1940 Annual Hospital Ball realised 34 pounds, 12 shillings a 2 pence for the hospital.

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