20 May, 2018

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

1857 It was reported that Inkermann was full of vagabonds and rogues with many leaving for McIntyres despite the wealth of the diggings.

 1915 Councillor Lyndon, Mayor of Dunolly, declared that having read of the King and others in high places in England banishing wines and spirits from their tables during the war he decided to follow this example and have only teetotal refreshments in the mayoral rooms.

 1941 Lilian Orme has knitted at the Dunolly state school for soldiers 9 scarves, 9 pairs of socks, 11 balaclavas, 8 sleeping caps, 3 pairs of bed socks, a hot water bottle cover and a pullover.

 1942 Bet Bet Shire lodged its dissatisfaction with the billeting amount for evacuees, saying that 8/ per week was not enough to keep a young child, let alone the wear and tear on the home.

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