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.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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