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The News December 1967

Welcome to Now and Then: a peek into our community's past

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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

April 1971: Pan-O-Market's niche

April 1971: Pan-O-Market's niche
By Rob McLean

Pan-O-Market has a special place in the history of Shepparton, evolving from an idea for a drive-through market to the respected local business it is today.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oct 1971: Angel cake recipe

Oct 1971: Angel cake recipe

On October 8, 1971, Shepparton News social editor Maggie Govan-Smith wrote a column about a wonderful recipe thanks to the Egg Marketing Board at the Shepparton Show.

Friday, January 18, 2013

April 1971: Police plead for safety

April 1971: Police plead for safety
By Rob McLean

In April 1971, First Constable Eric Montgomery pleaded to readers of The Shepparton News to stay safe on the roads. More than 40 years later, the headlines remain the same.

Friday, January 11, 2013

April 1971: Seat belts save lives

April 1971: Seat belts save lives
By Rob McLean

In 1970, wearing seat belts in cars became mandatory, though changing public attitudes proved more difficult.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dec 1967: Christmas leftover recipes

Dec 1967: Christmas leftover recipes

In December 1967, Mary Lewins looked at novel ways to use up those Christmas leftovers on Boxing Day in her Country Kitchen column.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dec 1967: Suited to success

Dec 1967: Suited to success
By Rob McLean

The O'Keeffe family have been dressing the men of the Goulburn Valley for years and Brendan O'Keeffe speaks to Rob McLean about life at Menswear.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dec 1967: Christmas dinner recipes

Dec 1967: Christmas dinner recipes

In December 1967, Mary Lewins put together a menu for Christmas day in her Country Kitchen section.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nov 1967: The reluctant Miss Showgirl

Nov 1967: The reluctant Miss Showgirl

Loretta Harrington was talked into entering the Miss Showgirl competition at the Dookie Show in 1967 and, to her surprise, won. Rob McLean catches up with Loretta, now known as Loretta Whiteman, more than 40 years later.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nov 1967: Tom still keen to work

Nov 1967: Tom still keen to work

More than 60 years ago, Tom Brain set up a building supplies business that still runs in Shepparton today. He tells Rob McLean about his long involvement in the local area.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nov 1967: The magic of girdles

Nov 1967: The magic of girdles

An ad from a November 1967 edition of The News espouses the benefits of looking 5 lb. lighter with a girdle.

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