Nosey Parker: From the 1958 archives

The 1971 Panthers A1 netball team, Judy Allan, Wendy Gill, Daphney Ferguson, Kay Dohnt, Desma Spartalis, Pam Grenfell, Michelle Grenfell, Thelma Gould, Pam Bahnert.
The 1971 Panthers A1 netball team, Judy Allan, Wendy Gill, Daphney Ferguson, Kay Dohnt, Desma Spartalis, Pam Grenfell, Michelle Grenfell, Thelma Gould, Pam Bahnert.

The Port Pirie High School students who passed their leaving certificates were R.K Ashman, I.K Brett, T.Davies, B.Evans, A.Jenner, R.May, G.Mitchell, J.Mudge, B.Nancarrow, C.P Rumpff, R.Schwunke, M.Tilmouth, L.R Virgo, H.Warne, P.J Arnold, T.Burns, D.Craddock, P.Dodd, D.Dymmott, D.Ellis, J.Fountas, D.Gooden, W.Hobba, H.Koch, J.McCarthy, J.Manson, R.Perkins, L.Pulumbo, J.Rich, B.Rohrsheim and W.Worrall.

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Bob Fricker S.P.I was the compere at the annual beach carnival. The junior bathing beauty winner was Ilma Brown with Glenys Fidge in 2nd and third was Wendy Smith. The senior section winner was Yvonne Patek, second Maureen Dunstall and the 3rd Helen Warne.

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K Stephanos and sons sold their cake and milk bar business to Ron Sibly. It later became 'Angies'.

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Prompt action by a 19-year-old Tony Amato saved a man from drowing when he slipped off the Baltic wharf.

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Three men forced to dive overboard when an explosion set fire to a boat from which they were fishing were Mick Politis, William Crear and Des Lauritsen. Mick Politis was a float on an oil drum all night before he was rescued.

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Brilliant Pirie schoolgirl Helen Goold won the 75 yard junior handicap and was a member of the relay team of the 4x110 yards sprint.

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The Solomontown Football Club became known as the cats.

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It was the final day for Riddle's jewellers after 25 years in business.

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The Virtus soccer club crowned Miss Nonetta Giancaspro as Miss Virtus. The others in the contest were Catherine Annese, Angelina Turci and Margaret DePalma.

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Hugh Young won his sixteenth singles championship at the Port Pirie Bowling club.

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The medal winners in the Port Pirie Cricket Association were Metcalfe Medal K.Diggens, batting agregate Les Colman (546 runs), bowling aggregate Trevor Ferme (42) wickets, batting average Bert King (62.8), bowling average L.Hughes (11.1) fielding trophy Des Parker and Dennis Mummery.

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800 attend the W.W.F picnic at Port Germein.

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The Savoy milkbar in Alexander Street has installed a coffee espresso machine, a cup of coffee cost nine pence.

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The airport swimming pool was opened by F.A. Green, patron of the B.H.A.S amateur swimming club.

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The Saints team won the Port Pirie softball grand final. The team members were K.Fraser, L.Saunders, P.Green, E. Amunden (captain), H.Poulton, J.Carwana, M.Fraser and K.Sadler.

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The Housing Trust build five pensioners homes on Port Davis and Kingston Road corner.

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A gift of 500 pounds from the Port Pirie Football League and members of Pirie Athletic Association will mean the erection of a wire fence around the cycle track at the Memorial Oval.

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The hospital ladies guild of Crystal Brook held a debutantes ball. The debs and partners were Beverly Wohling and Peter O'Shaughnesy, Beverly Meaney and Leigh Goulder, Kay Mortimore and Neville Wilkin, Leah Siebum and Ken Thomas, Pauline Eddy and Graham Wood, Wilma Giesberts and Theo Giesberts, Marianne Bryden and Trevor Gum, Helen Bolwes and Des Ellis, Anne Page and Geoff Vanstone, Geraldine Taylor and Malcolm Martin, Anne O'Dea and Mike Collins.

Nosey Parker... with Des Parker OAM.

Nosey Parker... with Des Parker OAM.