The way we were
The McIvor Times, January 30,
2008 Heathcote celebrated Australia Day with a ceremony at the Barrack Reserve … McIvor Community Award recipients, Jim and Thelma Marshall, Ray Johnson, Kevin Cappy McCarthy and Yvonne King were presented with their awards…
Heathcote horse lover and former elite dressage competitor Celia Gregory is looking for district horse owners to come forward and express their interest in forming an adult riding club.
25 years ago
The McIvor Times, January 27,
1993 Senior Police believe they have done no wrong in the massive blitz conducted on the Barnadown Road near Knowsley last weekend. The blitz, involving over 100 police and three of the states 13 booze buses, concentrated on a one kilometre section of the Barnadown Road which happened to coincide with the entrance of the Heathcote Park Drag Strip. At the Dragway the first ever Australia vs USA Nitro Harley challenge was being conducted, attracting a large number of motor cycle enthusiasts. During the blitz, which ran 24 hours per day over the three days of the event, 648 traffic offences were detected … McIvor Shire President Cr Tony Phillips, said the police “went overboard” in their actions…
50 years ago The McIvor Times, January 31,
1968 The proposal of the McIvor Shire Council to erect a fence between the municipal plant depot and the Hospital and State School properties has created an upset between the Council and the Head Teacher of the School (Mr C Gotch).
A meeting held at the Lands Department office last Thursday, 25th January, of old and intending members, decided by a unanimous vote to reform the Heathcote Rifle Club. Mr A Nicholson will serve as president.
On Tuesday afternoon of last week, the 100 years anniversary celebration of the Redesdale bridge was held in real summer conditions. A short “cavalcade” preceded a programme of speeches, with Cr Jack Ross, of McIvor Council, acting as MC. The event touched the imagination of district people and some 300 spectators…
100 years ago
The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, January 31, 1918 There is a possibility of the mining industry being revised in Heathcote after many years, and, perhaps again we will hear the stamp of the battery on the hill side, and the tales of big nuggets and wonderful yields … a syndicate is being formed to again open the Swede's Gully Reef and from what we can gather, was first worked in the fifties by Messrs O'Reilly, Burrall and party, all of whom have long since passed to the Great Beyond. The reef is situated in Swede's Gully, and was worked for some good crushings at one time giving the very handsome return of 26 ozs to the ton. The Swede's Gully Reef has been recommended to a party of Bendigo speculators by Messrs G Norris and J Miller. Many local business people have already signified their intention of supporting the venture, and it is hoped that their plucky enterprise will turn up trumps.
Mr D Armstrong, of Toolleen, enlisted in Bendigo, and will enter camp in about a fortnight; Mr Armstrong has been in the employ of Mr G McRobert, of "Mt Pleasant" Estate, for the past-eleven years, and is a general favourite. Mr Archie Speirs was also successful in passing the tests and it is possible that these two young men will go as "mates" to the front.