1897 In the County Court today, before Judge Chomley, Mr. C. R. Belcher sued Constable Dunn, of Dunolly, for 19 damages for illegal seizure of a horse, cart and harness of Wong Ying's, over which a bill of sale was held by Belcher. After legal argument defendants accepted a nonsuit with 3 10s costs in favor of Belcher. This case arose out of one heard at the police court, Dunolly, recently to test the validity of a contract of sale when the decision was given in favor of Belcher, but on an appeal the judgment was reversed. The judge today suggested referring the case to the Supreme Court, but the defendant agreed to anonsuit.
A case of special interest to the mining community was that of W. H. Langler V. Wong Ying, claiming damages 19 10s for trespass and wrongful conversion of a heap of tailings sand,which Langler claimed, although the mining lease on which they are stacked has long since been declared void. Defendant claimed that he had bought the tailings with some other sand from Langler and that the purchase included the heap of some 16,000 tons of sand; that Langler had abandoned the tailings by not working them, and that on the lease being forfeited the sand became the property of the Crown, consequently could not be claimed by Langler. After argument the judge said he would remit the case to the Full Court to decide the third point, viz., as to whether Langler could have any title or right to the heap of tailings sand after the lease had been forfeited; but on the first and second questions he would decide that the sand heap had not been sold to Wong Ying, and that Langler had not abandoned his claim or right to the tailings. Costs to abide the result of the decision of the Full Court.
1903 The first train to arrive at Dunolly in 4 days was greeted by more than 100 townspeople who cheered the driver. About a dozen passengers had travelled through from Castlemaine.
1914 DUNOLLY. HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE. A fire occurred on Tuesday evening (this date) in Bull street, a five-roomed weatherboard house and its contents being totally destroyed The properly was insured for an small amount.