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McIvor Times - - RABBIT STEW - 10 years ago

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.

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