Town Fire

ON THIS DAY ……… 20th March 1930

On this day in 1930, the Commercial Hotel and Store at Milawa was destroyed by fire. The licensee at the time was Mr. H McCarthy, was preparing to set out for Melbourne with Mr J Puddy, the baker. They had risen early, well before dawn, and when making last minute arrangements, one of the hurricane light the men were carrying exploded,and within minutes had caught the petrol station on fire. The hotel dated back to the early 1860s.