Forty-five years ago is more than a lifetime for many, but only like yesterday for some. Each month we dip into the Shepparton News files to explore our community’s modern history and connect it to the exploding digital world.ROB MCLEAN October 1, 2012 3:25pm
Everything, but nothing, has changed since 1967.
Journalist Rob McLean with editor Kristin Favaloro revisit the articles from the 1960s.
Newspapers unquestionably dominated the media landscape 45 years ago and although they looked decidedly different from what we see today, the stories and pictures, obviously different in content, told much the same stories.
Although the intent might be a quick look at the 45-year-old papers, within minutes you become engrossed in reading about council elections, footy finals, who won a local beauty contest, how cheap or expensive things seemed and after a year since its introduction, how some people had not switched completely to the new decimal currency system.
Yes, everything was different, but nothing had changed. It was still the doings of people and their pursuit of seemingly endless passions that made the news.
In September ’67 The News discussed a visit to the city by artist Sidney Nolan; a conference involving 100 delegates of the Young Country Party to be opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and national leader of the Country Party, John McEwen; extensive reports on Shepparton golf by Bert Larsen; how the delivery of irrigation water in Victoria had reached a record of two million acre-feet; and how about 150 people had attended the annual meeting of the Goulburn Trotting Club where Mr J.A. Phillips was elected unopposed as club president.
Police, CFA, Ambulance and SES services attended a level crossing on Pouge Road in Toolamba after the driver of a vehicle hit a V/Line passenger train on the Shepparton-Seymour line at around 12 noon.
Jake Thompson has an eagle eye and a steady hand and he put both to good use recently when he won the U15 Australian Snooker Championships, held in Adelaide.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Echuca-Moama Cycling Club winter series is enjoying one of the best seasons for some years, with good rider numbers turning up to race at each event.
ROCHESTER went sugar free for the day on Thursday for National Diabetes Week, with the inaugural Great Sugar Free Bake Off.
Elle Groves will achieve a remarkable milestone this week, in what is already a remarkable A grade netball career with Kyabram, when she steps onto the court on Saturday for her 100th game.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
ONCE in a while some people are lucky enough to stumble across their destiny.
Katamatite Garlic is going from strength to strength and its owners have been named as some of the faces of the Victorian Small Business festival.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
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