Nosey: From the 1936 archives

1939: Port B Grade - the first ever premiership. Top row; D O'Conner, T Connor, B Hutchinson, P Fitzgerald, J Spillman, C Simms, B James. Second row; L Bishop,  Farley, D Finlay, F Audoss, B Saler, R Kennedy, C Rafanelli, J Capurso, J Barrett. Third row; D Stanley, R Backstrom, Tom Hackett, Joe Lambert, Reg Murray, J Harris, L Sheridan. Front; R Lambert, D Conder, A Murphy, D Brown, V Pisani.
1939: Port B Grade - the first ever premiership. Top row; D O'Conner, T Connor, B Hutchinson, P Fitzgerald, J Spillman, C Simms, B James. Second row; L Bishop, Farley, D Finlay, F Audoss, B Saler, R Kennedy, C Rafanelli, J Capurso, J Barrett. Third row; D Stanley, R Backstrom, Tom Hackett, Joe Lambert, Reg Murray, J Harris, L Sheridan. Front; R Lambert, D Conder, A Murphy, D Brown, V Pisani.

A team of horses was struck by lightning. Ten were knocked down, four died. A team of 10 horses owned by L.G Crouch of Wandearah while working in a paddock. The whole team was hurled to the ground. The driver Murray Coventry was in shock.

Six Port Pirie cricketers were selected in the Upper North Zone for Country Cricket Carnival. They were C White, F Stigwood, S Grewar, H Grewar, T Scanlon and H Degraff.

After being in a tin shed, the Pirie District Council opens a new building in David Street.

For the first time, turf cricket was played at Memorial Oval in a semi-final between South and East.

14-year-old Rex Ziepes of the BHAS Club wins the swim through from R Pearson of BHAS Club.

A team of women cricketers travelled to Wandearah to play the Wandearah West side. The scores were Wandearah West 83 d Pirie 57.

Warnertown goes back to school. 106 old scholars sign the 1936 roll, away back in 1878. Mr John Clowe, a stern head teacher, mustered his 19 students into a tiny school. They came through dense scrub from near and far.

Associated Smelters Bowling Club defeated Crystal Brook and became the first winner of North Western Pennant Association, and the first holder of the Boucher Shield.

Ten thousand watched the greatest night pageant in the history of Port Pirie. Remarkable scenes of enthusiasm at peak point of the jubilee celebrations. The whole town set out on a night of revelry and music. 1936 proved that labours of 1876 were not in vain. Through a surging mass of people the procession slowly made its way along decorated streets, the orange, lemon and blue lights overhead glowing down on a spectacle fitting for a great town celebrating its 60th birthday. From the Commonwealth Corner on David Street to Prests and down Alexander Street to Florence Street, there was scarcely a spare foot of space.

A miniature deb ball was held to welcome Father O’Rourke home. The debs and partners were Una Pickhaver - Dermot Raymond, Kathleen Hackett - Michael Hackett, Thelma McBride - Ted Montgomery, Mary Tobin - Alf Malycha, Beryl Fitzgerald - Martin Owens, Patty Keegan - Peter McBride, Mary McDonald - George Loizeau, Nina Bulcher - George Goold, Claire Walters - Tom Hackett, Teresa McMahon - John Vaughan, Mary Pickhaver - Keith Johnson, Teresa Fitzgerald - Kevin Beck, Patty Price - Frank Madigan, Jean Mezzino - Tom Hanham, Lorna Baker - Maurice McBride, Joan Hocking - Kevin Geyer, Patty Featherstone - Lance Geyer, Ray Hurst - Christopher Redmond, Annie Naulty - Jimmy Farr, Pattie Miller - Martin Connelly, Maureen Wilson - James Fitzgerald, Mary McMahon - Teddy Murphy, Alma Farley - Alton Baker, Bernice Owens - Douglas Goold, Nancy Sheridan - Mick Sexton, Betty Bronnick - Alick Kitson, Valerie Bell - John Curran, June Condon - Brian Condon, Patty Fitzgerald - Leo Duffy, Gabriel Fitzgerald - Carmel Beck, Joy Whitso - Maurice Cappo.

Mr Lance Gowan wrote to the Port Pirie football league for them to consider having a bookmaker stand at Memorial Oval during the football season. Solomontown and Proprietary opposed the booth at the oval.

Weeroona Island would have a railway level platform for passengers, but no shed for freight.

- DES PARKER​