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.By Rob McLean
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.
Tatura’s Jennifer Hippisley will head up a state education advisory group after being elected as the chair of the Victorian Local Learning and Education Network Broker Network.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A frequent visitor to northern Victoria, Care Connect's Graham Custance recently won a national award for his work supporting indigenous elders to achieve better health and wellbeing.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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