Times Gone By: Sawmill destroyed by fire

August 14

1927: Information has been received that Hunter Bros sawmill, situated on the edge of the pine forest, near Barrimoon, Many Peaks Monto line, was destroyed by fire on Friday night.

The property was insured for £3500 with the State Insurance Department.

At 7:30 pm on Saturday a dairy owned by Mr Nicholas Hellen, of Hellen's Siding, 12 miles from Many Peaks, Boyne Valley line, was destroyed by fire.

The premises consisted of a cream separator room, milking sheds, separator, engine and electric light plant.

The buildings were situated 200 yards from the house. It is thought that the fire was caused through the engine exploding. The building was insured for £700 in the State Insurance Department.

1930: The football teams from the Boyne Valley, comprising players from Many Peaks, Nagoorin and Littlemore, played Gladstone yesterday.

In the junior game, the local juniors ran out easy winners by 14 points to 2.

The senior game was well contested and what was thought was going to be an easy win for Gladstone turned out to be a very close game with Gladstone winning by 17 points to 16.

1951: Second prize in the Department of Agriculture and Stock's milking shed design has been won by ND Hill, Hilldale, Nagoorin, Boyne Valley.

There were 17 entries in the competition which was the first of its kind in the State.



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