Nosey Parker: From the 1966 archives

1968: Innocents band - Barry Swan, David Wiskar, Kevin Lavis, Lindsay Masters, Gordon Walters and Eddie Boath with a $600 guitar won at a band competition.
1968: Innocents band - Barry Swan, David Wiskar, Kevin Lavis, Lindsay Masters, Gordon Walters and Eddie Boath with a $600 guitar won at a band competition.

The Junior Bathing Beauty Quest at the Solomontown Beach Carnival was won by Kathy Kilgalon. The four placings in the ideal beach girl quest were Shayleen Culpin, Veronica May, Cynthia Carter and Lesley Sawyer. The junior ideal beach girl was won by Desley Cuplin from Dorothy DeGioia with Dianne Sillick third. The senior bathing beauty was won by Diane Lucas from Kathleen Baird and Jill Bollmyer. 

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The Underdown Sportsman of the Year was Michael Nunan. He was presented with the award by Ted Montgomery. 

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Twelve students were awarded scholarships for university. They were D.D Adams, R.J Burgess, I.D Cooper, R.S Johnson, M.L Jones, R.J Neagle, M.A Nunan, G.R Pritchard, P.R Shackleford, F.T Whitworth, M.C Zubrinich, R.K Zubrinich. 

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The decimal currency was introduced. 

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Nine-year-old Port Pirie boy Geoffrey Taylor was selected in the state ski team to compete in the Australian Championships to be held at Manly Dam, Sydney. 

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The swim-thru was won by Ted Geary from Ray Langsford with K Hudson third. 

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The Phoenix Park Fish Shop was gutted by fire. The shop was owned by F and A Pepe. 

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More than 70 policemen would march through Port Pirie streets to the new police station on Main Road. The station was opened by acting Premier and Chief Secretary, Mr A.J Shard. 

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The first street in Port Pirie’s Risdon Park area was named after the well-known Hannan family. Vic Hannan was a councillor and Claire Hannan was a solicitor. 

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Airdale Primary School was opened by Mr F Renstone, northern inspector for schools, with 250 students. 

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The first Spencer Gulf League combined side to play Port Adelaide league side were B Marrett, M Tattoli, I Broadbridge, W Broadbridge, R Sawyer, C Yates, I Drummond, W Virgo, C Hunt, B Robran, M White, R Grantham, T Grantham, D Foote, D Oakey, G Croft, I Gibbons, G Cockshell, M Nunan and H Kernham. The match was played at Memorial Oval on June 18 and the result was Port Adelaide 16.20 defeated Spencer Gulf 8.6.

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The old powerhouse at the Port Pirie High School was renovated and turned into a gynasium for students. 

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Sixteen debs were presented to Bishop Gallagher at the annual Catholic debutante ball. They were Pauline Zubrinich, Cheryl Rontaunay, Judith Thompson, Veronica May, Rosemary Case, Julie Strachan, Lynette Cavenett, Marie McMahon, Kerry Bishop, Julie Doyle, Christine Baker, Helen Pollard, Julie Barberi, Caroline Hogg, Carol Sloan and Ann Cahalan. 

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Port Pirie High School prefects were: Girls – Ralene Burgess, Maureen Connelly, Judith Sims, Monica Zubrinich, Carol Gray, Julie Brady, Marjorie Cox, Sue Creasy, Dorothy Poulton, Jenny Cole. Boys – Malcolm Davey, Peter Mitchell, Andre Moroney, Rodney Neagle, Michael Nunan, Peter Shackleford, Roger Zubrinich, Dean Adams, Tom Whitworth, Nigel Croser. The head prefects were Gary Pritchard and Cheryl Walton. 

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Michael Nunan set a new batting record for Port Pirie Cricket Association when he compiled 1141 runs in a season, beating Trevor Davies’ record. 

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Cecil Murn, the former owner and editor of The Recorder, died. He was a keen sportsman and captained the Proprietary Football Club to a premiership. 

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM