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On this day …….. 18th of July 1931

Within a few days of his 101st birthday, Mr. Philip Thorley has died at Stanley, near Beechworth, in North East Victoria. He was born at Richmond, New South
Wales, on July the 18th, 1830. His descendants include great and great-great grandchildren, which number more than 150.

 

On this day …….. 10th of July 1930

The Melbourne Herald News Paper arrived in Beechworth, Victoria on this day in 1930, in the most unconventional way. The edition of the paper carried a feature on Beechworth as a tourist resort, and a noon an aeroplane appeared above the town, and from the skies rained the Herald. The round trip from Melbourne was flown by Pilot Officer Kinnear. He left Essendon at 10am, arrived over Beechworth at noon, then flew onto Stanley to drop more Heralds in the school grounds, arriving back in Melbourne just after 4pm.

 

On this day …….. 18th of July 1931

Within a few days of his 101st birthday, Mr. Philip Thorley has died at Stanley, near Beechworth, in North East Victoria. He was born at Richmond, New South
Wales, on July the 18th, 1830. His descendants include great and great-great grandchildren, which number more than 150.

 

On this day …….. 10th of July 1930

The Melbourne Herald News Paper arrived in Beechworth, Victoria on this day in 1930, in the most unconventional way. The edition of the paper carried a feature on Beechworth as a tourist resort, and a noon an aeroplane appeared above the town, and from the skies rained the Herald. The round trip from Melbourne was flown by Pilot Officer Kinnear. He left Essendon at 10am, arrived over Beechworth at noon, then flew onto Stanley to drop more Heralds in the school grounds, arriving back in Melbourne just after 4pm.

 

On this day ………… 27th February 1868

As earthquake go, it wasn’t all that big, lasting only four or five seconds, but there was much shaking of building and rattling of crockery and a distant rumbling, on this day in 1868. The shock waves, which appeared to move in a north to south direction, were felt in most parts of the North East Victoria – Beechworth, Stanley, Chiltern and Wangaratta all reported tremor. Old hands weren’t overly disturbed by the incident, particularly those having experienced an earlier earthquake which rolled across from the Campaspe to the Murray in 1858. It caughtMr. maiden rowing across the river near present day Moama, and, according to stories at the time, the tidal wave generated by the quake almost overturned his boat.

 

 

On this day …….. 18th of July 1931

Within a few days of his 101st birthday, Mr. Philip Thorley has died at Stanley, near Beechworth, in North East Victoria. He was born at Richmond, New South
Wales, on July the 18th, 1830. His descendants include great and great-great grandchildren, which number more than 150.

 

On this day …….. 10th of July 1930

The Melbourne Herald News Paper arrived in Beechworth, Victoria on this day in 1930, in the most unconventional way. The edition of the paper carried a feature on Beechworth as a tourist resort, and a noon an aeroplane appeared above the town, and from the skies rained the Herald. The round trip from Melbourne was flown by Pilot Officer Kinnear. He left Essendon at 10am, arrived over Beechworth at noon, then flew onto Stanley to drop more Heralds in the school grounds, arriving back in Melbourne just after 4pm.

 

On this day ………… 27th February 1868

As earthquake go, it wasn’t all that big, lasting only four or five seconds, but there was much shaking of building and rattling of crockery and a distant rumbling, on this day in 1868. The shock waves, which appeared to move in a north to south direction, were felt in most parts of the North East Victoria – Beechworth, Stanley, Chiltern and Wangaratta all reported tremor. Old hands weren’t overly disturbed by the incident, particularly those having experienced an earlier earthquake which rolled across from the Campaspe to the Murray in 1858. It caughtMr. maiden rowing across the river near present day Moama, and, according to stories at the time, the tidal wave generated by the quake almost overturned his boat.

 

 

12348627_219662955031507_1473867569_nESCAPE FROM VEGETABLE GARDEN 1893

Robert Barclay Findlay escaped the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum on the 6th of December 1893 while working on the hospital veritable garden. Findlay headed north to the hills behind the asylum passing through the mining settlements where he was seen in the town of Stanley. Findlay was recaptured in Myrtleford on the 15th of December, still wearing his asylum uniform and taken back to the institution.