FROM THE ARCHIVES - MAKING NEWS 20 YEARS AGO
COMMUNITY leaders have poured scorn on claims that small towns in the Warren-Blackwood area are likely to become deserted because of economic necessity.
Their reaction followed claims made by Victorian academic Dr Gordon Forth who said country towns in Australia with populations fewer than 4000 people should be abandoned.
BEEDELUP Falls recreation site, north of Pemberton, is open to the public after about seven months of work to upgrade the area by the Department of Conservation and Land Management.
About $300,000 was spent to bring it up to a stage where there was public access to the falls. Work at the falls is part of CALM’s $1 million tourist route around the Pemberton area.
BOYUP Brook Roos tamed the Tigers in a one-sided Lower South West Football League clash at Rea Park last Sunday.
After an early incident in which Boyup Brook champion Michael Evans was given a yellow card and then a red for allegedly abusing an umpire and was involved in altercation with LSWFL director Jim Milentis, the game settled down to some semblance of normality.
July 12, 2000