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July 11, 1979: Home tutors help migrants

The Victorian State Coordinator of the Home Tutor Scheme, Mrs Shirley Chapman, visited Shepparton this week to meet with people providing home tutoring services in this area. . She commented how pleased she was with the Shepparton organisation.. The

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Sep 28 2017
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August 3, 1979: Dart champs

Goulburn Valley Darts Association presentation night was held at the Victoria Hotel and was attended by some 180 guests.. The Victoria Blue team was presented with the Escort perpetual Trophy for winning the winter competition. . The new season will

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Sep 27 2017
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July 4, 1979: 'Shirl' meets Cobber

The going was a bit cramped for driver "Shirley" Strachan - and so it should have been - Shirley was in a Careful Cobber designed for primary school children only and not walloping big kids. . Careful Cobber and Shirley (of Skyhooks fame)

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Sep 27 2017
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July 2, 1979: Record calls

Shepparton Urban Fire Brigade attended a record 252 calls in the past year.. Seventeen of these were house fries. . The brigade received three bomb hoax calls, nine hoaxes and 19 false alarms with good intent. . The figures were announced in the

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Sep 27 2017
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July 24, 1979: New era for GV Hospital

A large crowd packed the dining section of the new Goulburn Valley Base Hospital, for the official opening by the Governor, Sir Henry Winneke. . Dr Knox Jamieson, GVBH medical superintendent and Mrs Joy Ross-Edwards, share a joke with Sir Henry

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Sep 27 2017
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July 19, 1979: Trapp family music

If enthusiasm is the essential ingredient of a successful stage performance, the children in the cast of the Shepparton Theatre Arts Group production of "The Sound of Music" are assured of their audiences approval.. Twelve delightful

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Sep 27 2017
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July 16, 1979: Mustangs make their mark

Mustang, the all-American car, is having quite an impact on the car market in Australia . The car, easily distinguished by its trademark of the wild horse, is so popular today that that a club has started in Victoria aimed at promoting the car even

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Sep 27 2017
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February 3, 1976: Lucky 'pat' is worth $33 000

That's a $33 000 pat Mrs Gladys Eldridge is giving "Lucky" the black Labrador.. Mrs Eldridge from Murchison is one of three women in a syndicate which shared, with four other winners, first division of Tattslotto, drawn on Saturday

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Sep 21 2017
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January 12, 1976: Trash-N-Treasure

Nicole Watson may only be 2 1/2 years old, but she can pick a bargain when she sees one. . Nicole was at the Trash-N-Treasure Market at the Drive In yesterday when our photographer called. . She was only too happy to show off her bargains which

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Sep 21 2017
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January 9, 1976: New call sign for aerial

The old aerial used by White Top taxis in Shepparton has been donated to the local State Emergency Service.. The aerial is to be used by the SES to strengthen its two way radio system. . The decision to hand the aerial over was made by the

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Sep 21 2017
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June 9, 1980: First year over

Fairley's Travel World celebrated its first year of operation last week. . Manager Mr Tony Jerome said the year saw many achievements, including the recognition of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, and in recent weeks becoming an

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Sep 15 2017
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May 12, 1980: Leeanne enters quest

It is not often 19-year-old Leeanne Connally can take time out for relaxing. . When she is not busy at her job as a hairdressers with City Hair Styles in High St, Shepparton, Leeanne is actively fundraising for the Spastic Society and swimming

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Sep 14 2017
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June 11, 1980: Nathan motors into winter

These days an electric car seems to be the answer to rapidly dwindling petrol supplies, especially when industrial disputes threaten the petrol flow through the bowsers.. For three-year-old Nathan Powell the electric car is not only the answer to

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Sep 14 2017
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