While not many people would realise it today, most towns in this region, indeed across Victoria, had areas set aside known as Town Commons.
Words by Anthony Sawrey, with permission of The Local
Research by James Curzon-Siggers
By James Curzon-Siggers, Clunes Museum President
The Destiny of “Major Baden Powell”
This article follows on from Clunes Canon (linked here)
Articles from the Clunes Guardian and Gazette-April 1905
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For several decades two cannons were positioned on the heights above the current sports oval. Every New Year’s Eve, one of the cannons was given a blank charge, (gunpowder but no cannonball) and was fired at the stroke of midnight to announce the start of a new year.
Articles from the Clunes Guardian and Gazette - March 1897