21 January, 2018

January 21 On This Day (Nganko Nyawiyu) in Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) History



1875 The owner of some performing monkeys at Smythesdale was whipping one in training when it attacked him and stripped the flesh from his hand down to the bone.

 1889 The Dunolly show society, in reply to a circular sent by the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals , stated they had never given exhibitions of rough riding/buckjumping and did not intent to do so.

 1879 Heavy thunderstorm passed over Dunolly and struck the Railway Hotel lifted off 2/3 of the roof carrying it above the rooftops scattering iron in the market square. Rafters were shattered to splinters as they fell to the ground and iron was rolled up like it was paper. No one was injured.

 1887 Great excitement throughout Dunolly at the news a nugget worth between 800 – 1000 pounds was found close to town.

 1901 DUNOLLY.
Before Mr W. Leader, P.M., 65 applications for old age pensions were dealt with before the Court rose, of these 62 were granted sums varying from 10s to 4s per week, two were postponed; and one rejected. The average of the sums granted is 6s 3d, making a total per annum of nearly, lOOO. There are still some 90 cases to be heard, but the date has not yet been announced. Those who have been receiving aid from the Benevolent Society were given preference in hearing. The society will be materially relieved by a number of the beneficiaries obtaining the pension.

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