From the Daily Examiner 50 years ago today
TUCABIA MAN INJURED IN COLLISION
A Tucabia man was admitted to the Maclean Hospital on Saturday night after a head-on-collision on the Wooli Rd, two-and-a-half miles from Ulmarra. He is Allan Chevalley (26), who was a passenger in a four-wheel drive vehicle driven by his father, Ian Chevalley (50), of Coldstream Rd, Ulmarra.
Chevalley suffered lacerations to his face and head in the accident. He was transported by private car to Maclean for admission to hospital. The other vehicle involved in the collision was a station sedan driven by Kevin Clark (40), of Ulmarra. Extensive damage was caused to both vehicles.
Ulmarra police are in charge of inquiries.
LANDS DEPARTMENT HAD A BUSY YEAR
A wide range of activities occupied the Grafton office of the Department of Lands during 1967, including closer settlement, the release of seaside building blocks, and road-building. Under the closer settlement “Build-up” scheme, nine farms were purchased during 1967. A number of applications are currently being investigated.
FARMERS KEEP WATCH ON WEATHER
Primary producers on the Lower Clarence, who have experienced their second flood within a period of months, and who have been battling with drought conditions, are anxiously watching the weather. If the weather is kind in the next week or so, many losses may be averted, and the flood be one remembered for “nuisance” only.