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 have caught two people allegedly responsible for a spate of burglaries across the region between Broadford and Numurkah.
Renowned local author and poet Audrey Duncan has uniquely captured a selection of her most memorable poems and a mix of new ones in an extraordinary new book, Reflections.
Murchison Primary School parents were recently informed by the Department of Education and Training that its modular five portable (two classrooms) will be removed from the school on December 7.
THE fifth annual One and All Inclusion day has been hailed a success.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Stanhope Fonterra announces huge new investment in cheese facility.
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
The arrival of a tall crane in William St last Tuesday heralded the end of an era for Cobram’s Country Fire Authority building.
Mathoura car crash sparks grass fire.
Victoria’s strict dangerous dogs laws are considered a laughing stock by other countries, a canine behaviour expert says.
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