Back in 1967, you could get nine mandarins for 20c at Woolworths, and a used 1963 EJ Holden Spec Station Sedan could be bought for only $1290.October 1, 2012 11:51am
We've had a lot of fun going through the old archives here at The News.
While we poured over old articles and classifieds, we were also amazed by the old advertisements in the paper.
Our favourite line by far was the fine print at the bottom of the "Ridley Positively Rids" ad, proudly declaring "By the way - we do all the crawling, we have no employees."
Rather than the glossy catalogues we're used to these days, Woolworths' ads had a black and white drawing of each product, and the K.S. Motors ad asked for a deposit of only $325 - no doubt big bucks in those days, but imagine if we could drive away a car with a deposit like that these days?
The same page, dated September 29, 1967, also had a photo of the inter-house sports champions at St Coleman's College (now Notre Dame College). The boys were, back row to left: G. O'Brien (under 15), R. Woodhouse (under 14), F. Tremellen (under 16), P. Faulkiner (open), D. O'Brien (under 13); and front row left: R. Smith (under 10), E. Cahill (under 12), and B. Drum (under 11).
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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