25 May, 2018

May 24 #OnThisDay (Nganko Nyawiyu) in #Dunolly (Lea Kurribur) & District #History

1871 Queen’s Birthday races held in Dunolly.

 1875 The Dunolly Express states that a remarkable instance of the sagacity of a dog occurred. A party was out shooting accompanied by a dog which having secured a wounded bird, in running back fell down a 40ft. hole A rope was obtained and put down the shaft when the little animal seized it with his teeth and was partly hauled up but losing his hold was again precipitated to the bottom, but the next attempt he having experienced the necessity of a tight grip fastened his teeth well in the rope and was safely hauled to the surface considerably the worse for his adventure

 1887 Entertainment in the town hall to raise funds for the Bulli disaster relief fund coal mine disaster in Wollongong (so many they had to turn people away for lack of room), torchlight procession and fireworks display was enjoyed to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday (before town hall). The jubilee celebration committee suggested the erection of a memorial fountain in Gordon Gardens. (19 pounds raised for relief fund)

 1915 DUNOLLY.Severe Weather. The cold weather experienced during the past week has been responsible for a good deal of mortality amongst horses and cattle.

 1915 Contrary to the position in which Carisbrook and Railways found themselves, both Timor and Dunolly had practically their best teams afield. The match was a fairly good one. At the end of the third term the home team was leading, but Timor finished well and won with eight points to spare. The proceedings were enlivened at one stage by a solid dispute between W\V. Hughes (Dunolly) and C Boromeo (Timor).

 1915 - Empire Day was appropriately celebrated at the Dunolly State School, the children, under the head teacher (Mr Clough), carrying out a programme of patriotic songs. The flag was saluted, the declaration of loyalty was made, and stirring speeches were delivered by the Mayor (Cr Lyndon), the clergy (Rev. H. J. Carr, J T. Field, and D. D. Munro, M.A ), and the Chairman of the School Committee (Mr W. A. Peters). Supplies of lollies were afterwards distributed. The children from St. Mary's Convent School marched up in a body to join in the demonstration.

 1915 - Today was ' Button Day,' and many buttons with patriotic devices were disposed of in Dnnolly, the proeeeds being in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund.
A substantial sum will be raised through out the State.

 1947 The whole Bealiba football club including the club secretary were reported by field umpire Sinclair, after they disputed his decisions and abused him. Bealiba won the match against Primrose by 29 points.

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