Man is injured over spilt milk
■ Ten Years Ago September 12, 2008 A Moama man was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday night after the milk tanker he was driving rolled over on Headworks Rd, Torrumbarry.
The truck rolled around 7.55pm, with Echuca-Moama Search and Rescue, ambulance and police attending the incident where the driver had to be cut from the cabin of the truck.
Search and rescue captain Ray Rowe said the driver was trapped in the cabin and crews worked for more than an hour to free the man.
Final costings for a new Moama Rural Fire Brigade station are still being finalised.
Murray Shire environmental services director Simon Arkinstall told council at its September meeting the total cost of new station at Lawry Park, Moama, was expected to cost between $380,000 and $400,000.
The internal fit-out was likely to cost about $180,000, he said.
Echuca United Master Rules footballers Neville Green and Gary Poyntz will travel to Darwin later this month to compete in the Masters Australian Football (MAF) national carnival.
Green, 53, has been playing Masters football for the past 18 years and will compete in the over 50s super seniors, while Poyntz, 55, who has played for the past 16 years, will play in the over 55s veterans.
Both Green and Poyntz won their division last year, along with Bruce O'Meara who will unfortunately miss this year due to injury. ■ Thirty Years Ago September 14, 1988 Echuca-Moama and districts are in the box seat to cash in on the 130th Royal Melbourne Show opens tomorrow.
Up to 800,000 people are expected to attend the 11-day event and many of these will see Echuca’s industry and tourism display in the ANZ Harvest Hall.
The local stand will feature a brand new leadlight window depicting the Port, a red gum wood turner and Port of Echuca shipwright Kevin Hutchinson will be there telling people that Echuca-Moama is Australia’s paddlesteamer town.
A send-off for retiring Divisional Inspector John Lock will be held at Twin Rivers Receptions on Wednesday, September 28.
Inspector Lock retires from the Victoria Police Force on October 1 after 31 years.
Echuca’s under 15 hockey team won the Goulburn Valley Hockey Association’s grand final when it defeated Seymour on Saturday.
Echuca went into Saturday’s grand final as the underdogs following its semi-final loss to Seymour.
However the boys started the match in determined fashion and kept the ball in their attacking half which never allowed Seymour any opportunities to take control of the game. ■ Fifty Years Ago September 13, 1968 Efforts to have the turn-table in the railway yards at the Echuca station retained are to be continued by the Echuca City Council.
Council is to prepare a case for the submission to the railways Commissioners who have indicated that they intend to remove the turn-table.
At this week’s meeting of the council, the engineer, mr. L. S. Robertson, said he had been approached by members of the Railways Historical Society and kindred bodies who had visited the city in an effort to obtain support for the retention of the turn-table and the turn-table siding.
United Bearing Corporation Pty. Ltd. has been awarded the first prize by the Australian Association of national Advertisers for the best full colour industrial advertisement for 1968.
This is the third successive year that UBCO has received such an award.
In 1966 it received first prize for its ‘‘Every Week we make a Million’’ advertisement; in 1967 for ‘‘Source of Australia’s Most Dependable Ball Bearing Supply’’; and now, in 1968, for ‘‘Motion.’’
Decisions on the de-pooling of gates and on regular Sunday matches next season are likely to be made at the next meeting of the Bendigo Football League.
The two questions will be considered in an effort to improve or stabilise the League’s financial position.
Reports submitted to a meeting of delegates on Wednesday night revealed that the League suffered a loss of $492.27 over the last five rounds of matches, and is now ‘‘in the red.’’
HIVE OF ACTIVITY: The Echuca wharf circa 1980 — and complete with train — made a fascinating snapshot of the old days when the port was a pivotal part of the economy in Victoria.