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).
One person has died following a fatal car accident at the intersection of Ford and Grahamvale Rds this morning.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Mark Pacitti was in Tatura on Tuesday to talk about his book Dancing With The Black Dog, which addresses his personal issue with depression.
A Maryborough truck driver who stole a Royal Children's Hospital charity tin at an Echuca service station has received a wholly suspended jail sentence.
The district's handymen will soon have a new space in which to work and socialise.
A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Wyuna yesterday morning.
Canoe polo only made its debut on Lake Nagambie at the weekend - but it could be the venue for the sport's biggest event in 2018.
A man was due to appear in court today of numerous charges, including firing a firearm in a public place.
Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.
Huge crowds turn out at Cobram for thrills and spills of novel motorsport.
Teenager Rowan Smith took his amateur record to 1-1 after a unanimous points decision on Saturday night.
The fruit industry is becoming weary of being told of huge opportunities in markets in Asia by Australian governments which cannot negotiate free trade agreements to get access.
The plight of Australian prisoners of war will be commemorated next week at a special screening of the powerful film The Railway Man.
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