Nosey Parker: From the 1920 archives

MARCH 1978: Pictured are Risdon Park High School prefects. See names in Nosey Parker.
MARCH 1978: Pictured are Risdon Park High School prefects. See names in Nosey Parker.

Mr A Sherwin was building 14 houses in Martin and Henry Street. The development was called Risdon Park estate, a parcel of land was put aside for a sporting ground. In May a 100 horse power De Havilland aeroplane performed stunts over blocks of land. 

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A new Howard Smith building on the corner of George Street and Florence Street opens. This is now a private residence. 

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The Weeroona Island camp was established by the B.H.A.S for recreation for their employees. 

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The barrier chambers built for Barrier Wharf Company besides the wharf, later became the offices of the harbour masters. 

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A small group of women formed Pirie Ladies Bowling Club and they won an Australian Title in their first year, the first captain was Mrs A Moyle.

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David Lewis Key started a spray painting business on the Main Road. It was called Holmes and Key. 

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Church of Christ built a new church on the corner of Goode Road and the Terrace, now a motor bike shop. 

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A aviation carnival was held a the Risdon Park aerodrome, Mayoress J.S Geddes took the first flight over the town in an aeroplane with captain Miller at the helm. 

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The old fire brigade station in Alexander Street was put for tender for its removal by the town council. 

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Mr A.J Milnes butcher on York Road opens. It was later run by son Perc, for many years. It is now closed. 

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A new suburb was started, it was called Aftonville, the area faced The Terrace and Balmoral Road. 

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The Wandearah Soldiers Memorial Hall was opened by Mr W.Murray, it was an extension of the present hall. 

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A fire started at Pimlotts, a tinder dry furniture factory. The blaze spread rapidly to other commercial buildings, the fire brigade was powerless to save them. They concentrated on saving the timber yard which they accomplished. This site is now Johnson builders. 

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The B.H.A.S co-op store starts to sell groceries to its employees. 

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A meeting of sporting enthusiasts was held at the Salon De Luxe to consider the advisability of forming a company to promote sports in and about Port Pirie. Mr E. Hodge explained to object of the meeting and submitted the principles of a scheme. He suggested that minimum of twenty members were required, each would take a five pound share, and be prepared to work hard. A company was formed and it was called the Port Pirie Sporting Association. To promote sport in the town, the secretary was Mr E Hodge with Mr Lelievre as chairman.

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Port Pirie welcome famous aviator, Sir Keith Smith. He was given a civil reception by the Mayor, Mr J.S Geddes. 

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A meeting of union members decided to boycott all hotels in the town, because they increased the price of beer. 

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Solomontown Football Club players went on strike and would not play under umpire Sandery. 

PHOTO

Back row: Grant Octoman, Kenton Turner, Terry Secombe, David Stewart, Stephen Dyer, Peter Tubb, Paul Smith, Robin Matheson, Derek Paterson, Peter Burgan, Wayne Johnson, David Volwes. Second row: Andrea Jones, Ann-Marie Halliday, Julie Clemson, Wendy Paulauskas, Joanne Neilsen, Robyn Noll, Julie Ferme, Sue Vickers. Front row: Helen Power, April Yates, Tracey Sharp, Sue Bell.