Nosey Parker: From the 1958 archives

1970: A2 tennis team Baptist White won the grand final in the Port Pirie and Districts Tennis Association.
1970: A2 tennis team Baptist White won the grand final in the Port Pirie and Districts Tennis Association.

Two shops at 9 and 11 Alexander Street were pulled down to build the new English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd.

The shops were occupied by Miss Prim Salon and the Blue Bird Cafe. 

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The new modern Golden Fleece service station was opened on the corner of Balmoral Road and Senate Road. It was opened by David Bottrall. 

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Fundraising efforts by the Port Pirie Women's Basketball Association raised 372 pounds in a Queen competition.

It was won by Nanette Rawe, the others who were in the competition were Shirley Dunning, Janice Zubrinich, Wanda Byrnes and Barbara Hyde. 

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The closing of the Port Pirie Blocks School was made by the Education Department as they could not find a teacher for the school, the 40 students were transferred to the Solomontown Primary School by railcar each day. 

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Their were 34 nominations for the Adelaide-Pirie cycle race with five local riders including B.Rutgers, C.Bairstow, G. Moritz, D.McVicar and H.Warne.

The race was won by M.McIlvena from the Woodville club.

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The debutante of the year was Maureen Amundsen.

She was crowned at the C.W.A Ball which was aid of the Memorial Gates to be erected at the Memorial Oval. 

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19-year-old Joan Baird wins Miss Picnic from Nanette Rawe and Lynette Thompson. 

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Lady of Fatima School held a junior mannequin parade.

The junior models were Patty Barry, Kathie McMahon, Marie McMahon, Julie Brady, Anne Curliss, Julie Penny, Judith Zubrinich, Anne and Jennifer Lemm, Josephine Dwyer, Mary Bishop, Caroline Hogg, Dianne Hogg, Annette Dowler, Carol Sloan, Sandra Christofits, Penelope Thorpe, Dawn Iles, Allison McDonald, John Conley, Ross Jefferies, Phillip and David Tietz, Kevin Ganley, Dennis Smith, Robert Wade, Fred Saunkauli, Greg Sloan, Leon McDonnell and Patrick Shepherdson. 

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The Adelaide-Port Pirie rail link would be cut by one hour with Blue Bird Diesel cars starting on the line. 

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The Port Pirie cricketers who were picked in a training squad to play Whyalla were K. Madigan (Captain), T.Davies, T.Ferme, L.Bonner, J.Connelly, K.Diggens, W.Schapel, M.Connelly, L.Hughes, I.Zubrinich, B.Hemming, B.Veitch, L.Colman, K.Smith and M.Coomblas. 

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The graduates of the Port Pirie  Modelling and Grooming School who were awarded their first diploma award was Anne Lloyde, Alice Grootveld, Robyn Lemm, Margaret Evans, Loretta Meaney, Beverley Lowe, Judith Taylor, Wendy Hendrick, Glenys Schwartz, Marilyn Branford, Beverley Durward, Dorothy Clarke, June Carwana, Roma Bethune, Phyllis Short, Dorothy Davis, Eunice Doherty, Margaret Johnston and Shirley Wilson. 

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Pirie cycle team won the South Australian Team's Championships at Modbury. The number one team was C.Baristow, B.Rutgers, D.Williams, G.Moritz, number two team was D.McVicar, K.Staker, J.Whitehead and W.Manfield. 

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Twenty one students would compete at the annual country football championships in Adelaide with Kevin Reinke and Bill Cochrane as managers.

The players were Trevor Evans, Wayne Rawlins, Ken Bessen, Michael Kiosglous, Haydn Promnitz, Doug Lydeamore, John Blieschke, Malcolm Atkins, Dennis Dempsey, Ron Markham, Vicky Valente, Graham Scarman, Vicky Caputo, Gary Ayliffe, Robert Crocker, Barry Hutchinson, Robert Leverington, Colin Allchurch, Owen Esklund and Wayne Kretschmer. 

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The historic Head Station near Crystal brook was renamed Bowman Park.

Head Station was the home of the Bowman Brothers, the first settlers in the Crystal Brook district. 

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The Y.M.C.A team retained the Mitchell Cup at the annual competition in Adelaide.

The team was S.Stone, R.Truelove, P.Caddy, T.Sly, W.McGuinness, C.Thomas, B.Atkins, B.Johnston, Captain W.Bonner, D.Edwards, S.Whelan and N.Ashman. 

PHOTO: 

Colin Mark, back, Gregory Fisher, Gordon Fry, Jeff Clifford, Grant Withers, Mark Underwood, Joy Adams, front, Margaret Leith, Lovie Blieschke, Dorothy Davies, Lyndall White and Sandra Lauritsen.