31 January, 2018

January 31 #OnThisDay (Nganko Nyawiyu) in #Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) #History



1849 The Argus reported on the finding of gold at Daisy Hill.

1864 A large portion of Mr Thomas Bowan’s farm at Bet Bet was destroyed by fire; crop stacks, outbuildings and implements but fortunately it was contained by the hard effort of neighbours and prevented from spreading.

 1866 Two Chinese miners found a 122oz nugget in the Old Lead and sold it to the London Chartered Bank.

 1877 An elderly man, William Joy, was injured in Bell’s wheat warehouse when almost 2 tons of bags fell on him.

 1896 Plague of parrots at Dunolly. The birds are causing a great havoc amongst the fruit crops.

 1897 The house of Mr Evan Evans, coach proprietor and vigneron, was burnt down at Old Berlin, Rheola. The wife of Mr Evans was arrested the following day on suspicion of having started the fire. The house was insured for 100 pounds.

 1906 It was reported that Burnt Creek Company pumps 3 mill gallons per day into the creek and the output from all the mines on the lead amounts to 20,000,000 gallons daily, has been pumped for 25 years and the water is sweet, perfectly good for domestic use.

 1916 DUNOLLY. ' .
The sub-committee of five members— two having, been appointed by a public meeting in connection with the war census recruiting campaign — have carefully gone through all the replies received. Recruiting Sergeant Mitchell has arrived and taken on his duties, and public meetings will be held shortly, when some enthusiastic patriotic speakers will materially help the recruiting movement.

 1919 Mr Lawson, Premier, attended a dinner prior to unveiling an honour board at Betley and visited Dunolly the following day.

 1940 Bendigo District Country Cricket week Dunolly 180 defeated Loddon Valley 135.

 1961 New steriliser installed at Dunolly Hospital at the cost of 659 pounds. Doctor’s residence and nurses’ quarters are currently being renovated.

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