16 December, 2017

December 16 On This Day (Nganko Nyawiyu) in Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) History



1856 Henry the tailor rode Nobbler the racehorse from Maryborough to Dunolly under 40 mins.
Of course there was a bet with money involved!

 1866 Murphy’s Flat Wesleyan Church was opened.

 1879 Mount Hooghly school opened with a Grand Ball.

 1884 John Gunn, Premier, was born at Rheola near Dunolly second of nine children of William Gunn, a Scottish miner, and his Victorian-born wife Mary Ann, née Wayman. When his father died he began work as a butcher's boy before moving to Melbourne in 1901 to take jobs as a tea-packer and trolley-driver. He then worked briefly in Western Australian timber-mills. He was devoted to self-education.

 1934 176 pounds of the stolen Susso money was found in a bin behind the shire offices.

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