Look­ing back at 110 years of lo­cal news

Chinchilla News - - NEWS -

TO MARK the 110th an­niver­sary of

we are tak­ing a look back at two pa­pers from our long his­tory to delve into the ma­jor sto­ries.

On the front page of the Jan­uary 7, 1960 edi­tion, we re­ported on vi­o­lent storms that swept through Ko­gan, Brigalow and Warra.

“Vi­o­lent storms, sweep­ing with ter­rific force through the Ko­gan, Brigalow and Warra dis­tricts on Tues­day af­ter­noon, left a trail of dev­as­ta­tion,” the re­porter wrote.

“Sev­eral build­ings were de­mol­ished, many houses and build­ings were par­tially un­roofed and, be­sides de­struc­tion to other prop­erty, con­sid­er­able dam­age also was caused to tele­phone and power lines.”

On the front page of the Jan­uary 5, 1961 edi­tion, we re­ported on the case of the stolen wa­ter­mel­ons.

“Three per­sons were each fined £5 and or­dered to make resti­tu­tion when they pleaded guilty in Chin­chilla Court of Petty Ses­sions on Wed­nes­day to charges of steal­ing wa­ter­mel­ons, the prop­erty of Arthur John Hor­swood.”

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