1841 Jenkins, Martin, Remington, Collin and Morrison were apprehended for the shooting of Munangabum ,who was wounded while his companion Gondiurmin ,died at 14 Mile Creek Station (or Far Creek later Glenmona station) on Bet Bet Creek, west of Maryborough, they were tried on 18 May 1841, and acquitted for want of evidence.
1857 A fire broke out in the new Live and Let Live hotel (site of the Royal Hotel, Dunolly) at 4.30am which caught Dr Crossland’s shop next door which in turn burnt Cameron and McCallum’s drapery, the crowd of people managed to empty Ehrenberg’s fancy goods store and tear the walls down to prevent further spread of the fire which was not doused til after 8am.
1894 First Meeting of the Dunolly Literary and Debating Society.
1895 HOW TO BOOM THE WINE TRADE. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—-" Australian Native," writing to the Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser in advocacy of the wine industry, how to popularise wine, and how to create a demand for it, says "^The best .way to accomplish this end will be by opening as many wine shops as possible, where there will be every inducement held out for our young people, male -and female, to meet; together of an evening or during any other hours set apart for recreation,-and where they may discuss, over a bottle of colonial wine, any subject from a church soiree to an income tax or a prize fight. A step in this direction has been taken in our town (thanks to the resident magistrate), and it must be as gratifying to that gentleman and all other well-wishers of the industry, as' it is annoying to the teetotallers, to see the numbers of boys who nightly congregate to do honour to Tom and Jerry' over a game of euchre, or sip 'hot spiced wine' at the" Freemasons' Tavern, whilst discussing the recent surprise party scandal. It is more of such places as these that we want if winemaking is to become profitable to the grower." This, no doubt, if unfortunately the industry here should get in full swing, will be the kind of advocacy resorted-to by the commercially interested in wine production. We now have publicans, so your police report tells us, who, in spite of entreaties by relatives not to sell to drunkards,'continue to do so until prohibited by law. That the new iniquity would use less, reprehensible methods is unlikely if wine is flat and money is tight.—-I am, &c,
Dunedin, May 16. Wide Awake.
1896 -Matthew Campbell Lecky, excise officer, summoned Bridget Barber, of the Golden Valley Hotel, Bet Bet, for applying a false description to liquor (whisky) exposed for sale. She was lined £1 with £4 0s. 8d. costs. Catherine Johannsen, of the Farmers Arms Hotel, Eddington, was charged with a similar offence. The chairman said that the tests by Mr. Fremersdoriff were much more elaborate than those by Mr. Smith, the Customs expert, and dismissed the case, with costs, £5 5s., against complainant.
1910 A member of the Dunolly Hospital Committee, accompanied by Mr McBride MLA interviewed the state treasurer complaining that the hospital had not received as large a grant as had been expected; the treasurer Mr Watt pointed out that the ministry did not approve of chronic cases being kept at hospital instead of being sent to benevolent asylums. He said that the grant to Dunolly hospital had been cut down when it was found that the hospital had not observed this part of the ministerial policy.
1911 This morning William Church, an old resident, came into Dunolly to draw his pension, and when near the Bank of Victoria he suddenly collapsed, and died within a few minutes. He was 80 years of age.
1914 DUNOLLY. WEATHER AND CROPS During the week several nice showers of rain have fallen, 48 points being regis- tered. The early crops are looking well, and grass is coming on splendidly.
1915 - A meeting ot the Dunolly Golf Club is announced for to-morrow (Wednesday) at 4 p.m., In side-room of Town Hall, at which members and intending members are requested to be present.
1915 - MURPHY'S CREEK
FROM A CORRESPONDENT.
RED CROSS CONCERT.
- A concert was held in Mr Nicholls' barn at Murphy's Creek on Friday evening, 30th April, to raise funds for Red Cross work. The night was fine and a good audience assembled The concert hall had been decorated with flags lent by Dunolly friends Mr B. W. Nicholls presided over the gathering, and the following programme was gone through : —
Band, 'Morning, Noon and Night,' phonograph ; song,
' Just before the battle,' Miss Pearle Oxley ; action song, ' How do you do my partner,' by 8 little girls. This was an especially good item, and was repeated in response to an encore, to the great delight of the audience.
The children looked very nice, and went through their parts wonderfully well. Miss C.-Calder had the work of training them, and deserves credit for the success achieved, with all others who helped in the work.
The next item was a recitation, ' How Bill Adams 'Won the Battle of Waterloo,' by Mr J. J. Falder; duet, phonograph; recitation, ' To the Helpers at Home,' Eddie Silke ; club swinging, Miss C. Calder ; song, ' Tipperary,' phonograph. This popular song was encored, the audience joining in the singing. Recitation, Mr Brownbill; song, 'The Deathless Army,' Mr K. W. Nicholls ; action song, ' Stocking
Mending,' by the children ; this alao was a good item ; song, by Madame Melba, phonograph.
Miss P. Oxley opened the second part with an overture, ' The Storm '; song, by
Harry Lauder, phonograph; dialogue, ' Mr Flutter dresses for a party,' by several young ladies and gentlemen ; ' song, ' We don't want to lose you,' Mr R. W. Nicholls; recitation, 'Battle at Rorke's Drift,' Mr A. Brownbill ; serenade, phonograph;song, 'Love's old sweet song,' Miss P: Oxley; recitation, 'How Macdougall topped the score,' Mr J. J. Falder; Harry Lauder, phonograph.
Many of the items were encored, and this lengthened the concert considerably. The accompanists were Mrs .Nicholls and the Misses Oxley and Silke (piano), and Mr R. W. Nicholls (violin).
An auction sale conducted by Mr A. Brownbill realised £1 8 s.
A coffee supper followed, and at the conclusion the National Anthem was sung and three cheers given for the King. The whole effort realised £6 15s, with possibly a little more to come in.
1915 - DUNOLLY COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS.
Tuesday, May 18.
Before Messrs Berriman, P.M. and Hayes, J.P.
There were cases of debt which had either been settled or were in course of settlement. Orders were made in two, and another was adjourned as the application of Mr J. Herring.
In the case of Mrs Hyndman, judgment creditor, against Francis J. Ryan, Mr J. Herring applied for its with-drawal, which was granted.
In cases brought by the police Superintendent Hewitt appeared to prosecute.
Constable Miles proceeded against Wm. Birkett for neglect to have a child vaccinated. Defendant, how-ever, stated that he was desirous of having the child vaccinated, but the little one had been under the doctor, and medical certificates had had to be obtained time after time. He there-fore wanted exemption for a time under the circumstances. Superintendent Hewitt said this was a case in which
the favorable discretion of the Bench might be exercised, as it was stated there was no intention of evading the law.
The P.M. agreed and the case was withdrawn.
Another case of non vaccination was adjourned.
1915 - FOOTBALL.
RAILWAYS V. DUNOLLY.
On Saturday last Dunolly journeyed to Maryborough to fulfil their engagement in oonnection with the Maryborough - District Football League.
The early morning was very unpropitious, but as the afternoon wore on the conditions became more favorable, except for one or two slight showers which had tbe effect of making the ball slippery and difficult to handle.
The oval was in very good condition considering the rain that had fallen.
Tbere wss a very poor attendance, only £4 14a being taken at the gates. It is asserted tbat a certain section of the Maryborough public, unable to get their own way in making tbe preliminaty arrangements, are boycotting the League football, and if so, this, in addition to tbe weather conditions, may bave been responsible for the small representation of the public.
Dunolly could only muster 15 men, and it was not till after half time that some juniors were included. This was unfortunate for Dunolly, as the team put up a splendid showing, and with full ranks' the result might bave been reversed. It was only in tbe laat five or six minatee that the strain told on tbe Dunolly players, and two or three rapid goala got by Railways made the win substantial. A somewhat late start was made, and the finish was played in fading light. Franks, of Bendigo, waa central umpire, and one or two little defects oonld be remedied
Dunolly started off with the aid of tbe wind with 13 men (Scollary and Bloom entering soon after), and Hughes opened the scoring with a point, and Beasy followed with another. Tben Hugbes got a free at an angle and a beautiful kick got a goal. Some smart passing by Railways gave Mearns an opportunity which he turned to the fullest advantage. From tbe bounce Dunolly attacked and Beasy aud Hughes got points, and then smart and neat passing by Railways got the ball into position and Mearns brought off a clever matk close in, but he missed and only got a point. Up and down the play swayed, and smart and clever work was done. Dunolly got a couple of points, and the quarter ended —
Railways, 1 goal 1 behind
Dunolly, I goal 6 behinds.
Dunolly attacked against the wind, but Railways worked along tbe wing and Marrett snapped a goal. Railways maintained their pressure, and Dunolly defenders were doing good work. At times Railways succeeded in getting through the defence, but only points were added. A final rally by Dunolly landed tbe ball in Hugbes's hands, but he failed to hold it. He quickly recovered it, however, but his hurried
kick just missed the big opening.
Railways, 2 goals 6 bebiods
Dunolly, 1 goal 7 behinds.
Dunolly pressed forward from the bounoe, and from a free a front Game got a goal, but Andrews retaliated with a point and put tbe scores level.
Railways were passing out well, and gaining good advantage, and a chain of passes gave Andrews tbe opportunity, and this clever player made no mistake. Good marks by Game and Beasy put tbe leather forward, and Gracey got a point.
Railways, 3 goals 7 behinds
Dunolly, 2 goals 8 behinds.
Each side got a point early in the last term, and a rally by Dunolly gave hopes of suocess as the ball went out near the posts. Play remained adjacent for some little time, the majority of the players being on the ball, with the consequent overcrowding. Railways succeeded in working the ball along; the wing, aod Ross and Linton added behinds. A faulty kick off, whioh did not go to its intended destination, was quickly availed of by Railways, and dashing in Linton got a goal. The strain was now making itself felt on the Dunolly players who, shorthanded, had put up a valiant struggle against odds, and tbey appeared to become slightly ' rattled. As it was getting dark it was difficult to distinguish players. Another goal by Andrews and a behind as the bell want gave Railways a lead of 20 points.
Railways, 5 goals 11 behinds
Dunolly, 2 goals 9 behinds.
Railways bave a smart team of players, and some good football may safely be anticipated. Ross was very prominent, and Kerr, Mearns, M'Donald, and Andrews with others played with dash and success.
For Dunolly, Hughes played one of the best games on the ground, his calm ^and
finished play being greatly admired.
Game, Beasy, Scollary, Faulkhead, Leacb, Downs, Gemmell, Davenport,and Battilans also played well.