The way we were
10 years ago
The McIvor Times, October 1, 2008 The intersection at Heathcote-Rochester Rd and BendigoMurchison Rd, Colbinabbin, has been converted into a safer, staggered T-intersection.
Baker Anthony Kemp helped Gaffney's Bakery take out multiple awards in the bi-annual Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition last week. The bakery won prizes for all nine of its entries in the national competition at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Heathcote Golf Club champion Kris Mueck has taken out the prestigious Drummond trophy.
25 years ago
The McIvor Times, September 29, 1993 At her first attempt, Barbara Dunne, of Costerfield Park Cash- mere Stud, collected two firsts, a second and a third with her cashmere goat fleeces at this years Royal Melbourne Show.
Representatives from six shires Pyalong, McIvor, Waranga, Goulburn, Kyneton and Metcalfe attended a meeting at the Pyalong Recreation Hall to discuss the issue of municipal restructure last Thursday. The meeting was organised by Pyalong Shire after an earlier meeting at the Heathcote RSL Hall was marred by representatives of several councils walking out.
Daniel Barri from Frostys Betta Beef and Adrian Brown from McIvor Meats travelled to Melbourne three weeks ago to receive apprentice butcher awards from the William Angliss College. Adrian won the Dame Jacobena Angliss Memorial Award, placing second in the state from 270 apprentices. Daniel received an Encouragement Award...
Odd Spot: Who was the Heathcote apprentice butcher who tried to have a BBQ at the corner of Williamson Street and Pall Mall, Bendigo last Sunday when his car caught fire? Captured in the Bendigo Advertiser on Monday, the car is shown surrounded by firefighters. Sources tell us the butcher didn’t have insurance or a chop in the boot to make the most of his misfortune.
The first rally for the Heathcote Trail Horse Riders Club at the Heathcote Showgrounds last Wednesday was a huge success.
50 years ago
The McIvor Times, October 1, 1968 Some disturbing features regarding the Costerfield “Reservoir”, a small dam of water used by some residents in times of emergency, were reported to the September meeting of the McIvor Council. Cr. R. J. Clouston, reporting a burst pipe at the reservoir and requesting that action be taken by council as a means of preserving the supply, said he had received complaints that lavatory refuse had been thrown in the race…
The recent meeting held in Heathcote by the Country Party to protest against high land valuations may have contributed to the governments decision to abolish land tax on land used for primary production.
100 years ago
The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, October 3, 1918 Snakes galore! Whilst mustering jumbucks on their Glenhope East property last week, Jack Ring Jr., spied a brown snake slithering under a stump. Upon digging it out Jack was rewarded for his labors by getting about eleven feet of snake husband and wife, or perhaps only on their way to the parson.
A meeting of Licensed Victuallers will be held at Miss Farley's Union Hotel on Tuesday afternoon next, 8th October, at 3 pm, to arrange matters in connection with the increased price of liquor.
What the Mailman Lost: Dere jim, - Things ain't bean two goode here fer sum tyme gone. 'Fer with the blanky garuvment talkin' about risin' the pryse of postin' lethers, and jawin' on the nessity of an extra dooty on 'bacca, and the encreased dooty of a bob a gallen on beer, the countrie is nuthin but worried. Bekaus with such complikashuns the brewers say they won't brew, and the publikuns kontend they'll have to put the beer up, which will be dam inkonvenint when a cove opens his peepers the mornin' after a wet day and fines his neck feelin' as parched as a Queensland plain in drought time, and only a tray in his pocket, he'll wend 'is way with boughed head to the back tank inwardly kursen all the guvment men borne and their muthers for allowen them to grow up to bekum a newsence to humanity … I 'ad a lether from me father larst weak, an' he sed me muther went into bendigo and bort a new baby. I reckon its pretty crook on pore ole dad … had mum bort a kow there wood 'ave bean sum sence in it, an' I ham sure dad wood 'ave bean more pleased … I sore a funnie thing down at the football match on Saturday. Wen the krowd was 'nickin' off fer a spot at 'arf tyme one bloke must have thort the match was over, fer wen he wus given a pass out he asked the gatekeepher if it wood be good fer next Saturday … Excuse the spelin' jim, as its a kow of a knibb in this pen … Yours till they make Ice in L. - HORACE.