13 February, 2018

February 13 #OnThisDay (Nganko Nyawiyu) in #Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) & District #History

1883 The Enterprise Flour Mill was burnt; all the floors of the mill were damaged at one end, the fire brigade managed to prevent the fire spreading, the source of which was undetermined.

 1910 Rev and Mrs Leggatt were entertained at a farewell social at the Dunolly Presbyterian church , present were councillors, citizens and ministers from other churches in both Dunolly and the district. Rev Leggatt was moving to Sunbury, was presented with a purse of sovereigns, music was played and a supper was enjoyed afterwards.

 1937 Large number of visitors to Melbourne from Dunolly and district arrived by train, visited the zoo, then Mordialloc beach for the Mordialloc carnival, some of them seeing the sea for the first time, with the Wedderburn contingent picnicking at St Kilda beach then visiting Luna Park.

 1938 A whirlwind unroofed the outbuildings of the Royal Hotel throwing them 50ft into the air, an electrical engineer had a narrow escape when 10 ton of roofing iron crashed within 2 yards of him.

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