Dunolly and District

A blog about a fabulous little town in Central Victoria.

12 February, 2016

February 12 ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in ‪#‎Dunolly‬ & District ‪#‎History‬


1859 Excitement most extreme was felt when the Dunolly gaol deputation rocked up in Carisbrook in a carriage and 4 with the celebs of Dunolly inside, strung with bunting and flags and surrounded by bodyguards on horseback, the reception taking place at the Tullaroop hotel.
After partaking of an extensive spread the whole cortege headed homewards and were received at the Bet Bet Hotel after being met by numerous Dunollites on horseback.

1866 Site for a common school was reserved at Burnt Creek (Dunolly).

1867 The last gold escort from Dunolly to Melbourne travelled with 871ozs.

1895 Mr Tavener Victorian Minister for Public Works and Agriculture, said he believes the 25,000 cuttings of white mulberry trees he plans to plant at Dunolly will prove valuable as a means to possible silk export market.

1897 The Dunolly A.N.A branch held a meeting to present Federation to the electors and to garner support for it.

1901 Louisa Wills of Richard III hotel in Dunolly was fined 10 shillings and ordered to pay costs of 4 pounds when found to have whisky below the proper strength for sale.

1905 A young man named Treble was riding to work when his bicycle broke, throwing him to the ground, breaking his nose and lacerating his face.

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                                  Dunolly St. John's Church of England under construction 1868.

Dunolly Community Market THIS SUNDAY St. Valentines Day!



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10 February, 2016

Dunolly Football Netball Club

 The football season is in full swing and has been since December.
We are seeking additional volunteers for the 2016 season as follows:
Fundraising Coordinator
Social Committee Members President’s Assistant – Minute taker at meetings
Volunteer Coordinator
Media Coordinator
Sponsorship officer – Dunolly
Sponsorship officer – Maryborough
Sponsorship officer – Bendigo
Please contact Callum Liddicoat on 0427 110 273.
We have some new gun footballers coming to Dunolly for the 2016 season; summary to follow later.

Vintage Caravans to Visit Dunolly

A group of vintage caravans will be visiting Dunolly on Sunday 21 February.
They will arrive at the corner of Broadway and Thompson Street approximately 11.00am to visit the caravan museum.
For more information: Graham Southey on 5468 1380

Dunolly Neighbourhood Watch

 The Annual General Meeting of Dunolly Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Wednesday 17 February at 10.30am at the Dunolly Bakery.
All residents are invited to attend.

Dunolly Field and Game

The Annual General Meeting of the Dunolly and District Field and Game Club Inc. will be held on Sunday 14 February at 2.00pm at the shooting ground on the Dunolly/Eddington Road.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR DUNOLLY DIARIES

February
Sunday 14 Community Market Broadway

Sunday 14 Dunolly Field & Game AGM 2.00pm

Wednesday 17 Neighbourhood Watch AGM at Dunolly Bakery 10.30am

Sunday 21 Vietnam Veterans Vigil 12.00pm.

Sunday 24 Evensong will be celebrated at St John’s at 5.00pm.

March
Thursday 3 Community Bank public forums at the Dunolly Town Hall - 9.30am and 6.30pm

Friday 4 Woman’s World Day of Prayer - St John’s at 7.00pm

Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre

DOG TRAINING
Dunolly Dogs, dog obedience training for mutts & pooches of all ages.
Friendly classes based on positive training methods.
Susan is a qualified trainer and dog behaviourist.
Classes are on Sundays at 4.30pm in the Gordon Gardens (next to the tennis courts)
$7 per session.
Call Susan on 0421582067 or the centre and you can search face book “Dunolly Dogs”

GARDEN CLUB
Sorry I made a mistake last week you will be meeting at the centre on 29 February at 11.30 am. (not 1pm.) And having lunch at Barbara’s.
Please bring a salad or a sweet to share.
The first meeting of the year for all of you keen gardeners is a chance to find out what you would like to see and do and where you would like to go in 2016.
The meeting will take place in Barbara Flood’s lovely garden at Waanyarra on Monday 29 February.

If you would like to know more details about any of the above or have an idea or a concern, drop in for a cuppa and a chat, we are in Havelock St (hospital grounds)
phone 54681511
Or simply email: admin@dunnhc.com.au

Catholic Church St Mary’s Muse Dunolly

 The muse was not at Assembly this week, so will do the best she can with this.
Wednesday this week is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.
Pancakes on Tuesday - then what?
Don’t forget stamps for the Missions and spare tip vouchers for St Vinnie’s.
Mass is at St Mary’s, Dunolly on Sunday, 14 February at 8.30am.

Uniting Church News Dunolly

 We started our rehearsals for ‘Alive’ last Sunday.
Every Sunday till Easter we will be meeting at 1.00pm and we hope to see people who would like to join us. You are most welcome.

The Op Shop painting of the walls is coming along. But the Op Shop is still open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with all our summer clothes and lots more.

Heiner will lead us in our Musical Celebration this week.
Rev Ken Rookes will come for his first service with us on 21 February. This will be Holy Communion.

St John’s Fellowship News Dunolly


Father Andrew will celebrate the Eucharist this Sunday 14 February.

Thirteen people attended the meeting that was held in the hall after church last Sunday. Father Andrew chaired the meeting and he stated that there was no intention of closing the Church. He said that there was a future for the Anglican church of St John in Dunolly.
Father Andrew asked for ideas and suggestions as to the way ahead. There was much discussion and many ideas were put forward. These ideas were noted and we will inform the community of any decisions that are made.
The ongoing support of the Dunolly community is greatly appreciated.
Please get in touch with Father Andrew if you have any questions.
Parish Office: 03 5460 5694
Mobile: 0405 348 400

A couple of dates for the diary:
Woman’s World Day of Prayer will be held at St John's on Friday 4 March at 7.00pm
Sunday 24 April: Evensong will be celebrated at St John's at 5.00pm.

Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre CRAFT Wednesdays

CRAFT
Wednesdays from 10.00am at the Centre. Once again bring your own projects and do your own thing.

February 10 #OnThisDay in #Dunolly & District #History



1862 During the previous night a chap named Davenport fell down a 30 feet deep hole, while intoxicated, on the Old Lead behind the Carriers Arms Hotel Broadway in Dunolly (*This was located beside Footers Mansion). He was stuck there all night and when his cries were heard the following morning he was taken to the Dunolly hospital where he was found to be only shaken.
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1869 An unwell 22 yr old woman was arrested en route to Talbot for stealing a 3 yr old child from Burnt Creek and obtaining, by fraud, material and goods from Carisbrook store; feigning a fit she was remanded to Maryborough.

1884 Desmond’s hairdresser’s shop was gutted by fire, Fowler’s saddlery next door and Webb’s shoe store were destroyed, Fowler having lost everything while Webb was able to save some furniture. Tatchell’s Bendigo Hotel was slightly damaged.
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1884 The weather, which has been very hot, has now changed, and a southerly breeze is springing up.

1907 DUNOLLY.- At the Hospital Sunday gathering at Natte Yallock East there was a fair attendance. Councillor Bennett pre- sided, and the Dunolly band played selections. The collection amounted to slightly over £7.

1915 Regulations from the State Executive Council now permit hairdressers to stay open until 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in several areas including the Dunolly district.

1917 This evening members of the local Recruiting Committee were at the railway station to meet Mr D Mackinnon on his way to Mildura but he did not make an appearance at the station, although it was stated he was on the train. The committee consider they were slighted.

1940 A special train from Dunolly ran to the Melbourne Zoological Gardens with a reunion of former Dunolly residents meeting there. The Yarraville Mouth Organ Band entertained them all with a recital.

09 February, 2016

Calling all book lovers!

Dunolly & District Lions Club is up and raring to go!
They have settled into the former chemist shop at 88  Broadway, Dunolly, with many a'sparkling shelf displaying a plethora of reading material.
Don't forget to drop in for some great reads to keep you company on your journeys, meet new characters and to find new favourite authors.

February 9 ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ n ‪#‎Dunolly‬ & District ‪#‎History‬


1867 Sir Peter McBride was born at Dunolly, 3rd son of Peter and Catherine McBride. After attending Dunolly State School and Wesley College, Melbourne, he went into his father's St Arnaud timber and general hardware store. He became a successful local trader with a reputation as an enlightened employer, and a mining investor. Carried on a hardware, timber and furniture business commenced by his father at Dunolly 1856, and at St Arnaud 1862, where he settled 1874; had mining interests in both districts and was responsible for establishment of the State coal mines at Wonthaggi. Appointed as Victoria agent-general in London 1913-1922 and settled London after retirement.
Minister Mines, minister Forests, vice-president Board Land & Works 8 Jan 1909-19 Feb 1913 , Minister Railways 18 May 1912-19 Feb 1913 , Royal commission State forests 1900.

1880 A Reform League meeting was held at Dunolly while Berry and Grant were there – it was a most disorderly meeting that ever took place, several fights broke out and the police were called but they were unable to restore order, the meeting broke up in confusion, Mr. Berry said nothing new, and only referred to the combination against the Ministry.

1884 A large number of fallen women have gone to Ballarat and Echuca having been chased out of the city, the papers are full of the news of the arrival of these women.

1884 Sergeant Coyne to-day found a man named Lester lying on the road near the hospital helplessly drunk, and when brought to the lockup and searched he had no less a sum on his person than l,228 pounds 14s 11d. He is, I believe, a resident of Jones'Creek.

1884 Damages up to 1000 pounds were done by fire to the shops of Messers Desmond the hairdresser and tobacconist, Fowler, Saddler and Webb, shoemaker. The children of the later were rescued with much difficulty.

1885 The Dunolly Fruit and Wine Company held a luncheon to celebrate the beginning of business of the company, with Mr Foote, the chairman, presiding.

1885 The Dunolly Racing Club held a meeting at Tatchell's Hotel last night, and fixed the date of their races.

1885 It is the intention of the Agricultural Society to invite the Governor to open their second annual show.

1888 A serious accident happened as one of the contractors for the Inglewood - Dunolly line was superintending some work when a plank fell on him breaking the small bones of his leg and crushing his foot.

1911 At the borough council meeting it was decided to obtain particulars and estimates of the cost of lighting the town with electricity.

Dunolly Football Netball Club

The football season is in full swing and has been since December.
We are seeking additional volunteers for the 2016 season as follows:
Fundraising Coordinator
Social Committee Members
President’s Assistant – Minute taker at meetings
Volunteer Coordinator
Media Coordinator
Sponsorship officer – Dunolly
Sponsorship officer – Maryborough
Sponsorship officer – Bendigo
Please contact Callum Liddicoat on 0427 110 273.
We have some new gun footballers coming to Dunolly for the 2016 season; summary to follow later.
Callum Liddicoat, President Dunolly Football/Netball Club

Dunolly Field and Game Annual General Meeting

 The Annual General Meeting of the Dunolly and District Field and Game Club Inc. will be held on Sunday 14 February at 2.00pm at the shooting ground on the Dunolly/Eddington Road.

Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre Garden Club *Whispering Weeders*

The first meeting of the year, for all you keen gardeners, is a chance to find out what you would like to see and do and where you would like to go in 2016.
The meeting will take place in Barbara Flood’s lovely garden at Waanyarra on Monday 29 February; meeting at the Centre at 1.00pm.
The Whispering Weeders Garden Club is for all lovers of gardening and gardens where, on the last Monday of every month, you get to visit, swap plants and find out what will or won’t grow in our region.
If you love gardens and gardening, join in the fun!
No digging, pulling of weeds or any physical work whatsoever involved!
How good is that?
If you would like to know more details about any of the above, or have an idea or a concern, drop in for a cuppa and a chat.
We are in Havelock St (hospital grounds).
Phone 5468 1511 or simply email: admin@dunnhc.com.au
Sharon Hiley, Coordinator

Dunolly Bowling Club Twilight Bowls Kick off your shoes and shake off your blues!

We have played three nights of Twilight Barefoot Bowls and have had three very enjoyable bowling evenings.
We have another five nights to go starting with Friday 5 February at 6.15pm.
Dunolly Bowling Club needs more bowlers and invites all, young, old, ladies and men, to come along and have a try out at the Twilight Bowls.
We have bowls for you to use and bowlers to show how to get started, so just come along.
Normally, the green fee for the night is $5.00, but we have not got around to collecting it, and the Twilight Bowls interim membership fee is a once-only-fee of $5.00.
Phone the Club on 5468 1143
or phone or email Ken Nielsen - 5469 7230 - knkinex@gmail.com with any questions you may have, but do come along.
Ken Nielsen

Bendigo Coach Lines - New Bus Service Maryborough to Bendigo via Dunolly

Bendigo Coach Lines
There is a new bus service from Maryborough to Bendigo via Dunolly.
The service will depart the Maryborough Railway Station bus stop and provide access to the following locations enroute to Bendigo.
Maryborough CBD, Whirakee Rise Estate, Bet Bet, Dunolly, Laanecoorie and Marong.
Destinations will include Hazeldene’s (Calder Alternative Highway), Marist College, Bendigo Railway Station, Bendigo Senior Secondary, Girton Grammar, Bendigo TAFE and La Trobe Uni.
Other destinations, including Bendigo Health, can be accommodated in the timetable.
Dunolly and Laanecoorie departures need to be prebooked the day prior by phone.
For further information please contact Bendigo Coach lines on 5446 7018 or email:
contact@bendigocoachlines. com.au

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