20 April, 2018

April 20 #OnThisDay (Nganko Nyawiyu) in #Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) & District #History

1875 The Carisbrook correspondent of the Maryborough Standard writes,
" A very curious phenomenon was witnessed by myself and four other persons at a quarter to four o'clock p.m. on the 20th. From the distance its appearance was that of a column of water about two feet thick and over 100 feet high extending from the earth to the lower clouds, It kept twirling round similar to a whirlwind, and travelling very slowly from the north to the west. After a few minutes it broke near the clouds and mixed with them. The remainder continued to ascend till it also joined again, and by degrees it also ascended into the clouds. It came from the direction of Dunolly, and seemed about two miles off, and lasted while we saw it exactly fifteen minutes. Some five minutes afterwards a very heavy storm of rain passed over us,"

 1877 Several men met Mr Davies, one of the members for Avoca, from the late train and proceeded to Tatchell’s Bendigo Hotel where he was warmly greeted.

 1897 A meeting of the members of the Vine and Fruit Growers Association of Middle Bridge and Dunolly was held to discuss the low price of produce.

 1901 The driest season in Dunolly in 36 years, dams that have never been dry are now dried out, water supply at Murphy’s Flat and Rheola gave out yesterday as did the supply at Dunolly for several hours.

 1914 Two robbers were disturbed at the cyanide plant at Burnt Creek; although shots were fired no one was hurt.

 1916 ANZAC Day was held on this day; at the Dunolly State School; after the children had saluted the flag and sang the anthem suitable addresses were given by the Rev JT Field, Messer’s Carr, Munroe and Cr Parker (Mayor).

 1949 Back to Dunolly celebrations involved sightseeing, bowls, golf, rifle shooting, tennis throughout the day. In the evening there was a dance and euchre games.

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