Nosey Parker: From the 2009 archives

1954: B.H.A.S retired employees from 1954.
1954: B.H.A.S retired employees from 1954.

The Blessing of the Fleet Debutantes and partners were Grace Bella and Rory Allan, Sherree Hobart and Thomas Porta, Tessa Castle and Beau Kluske, Brittany Aitchinson and Matthew Boyle, Kayla Stone and Trent Hoare, Aleesha DeGiglio and Don Degilio, Nikki Caputo and Cameron Sard, Jenny Porta and Sam Thompson, Megan Keller and Harrison Wells, Rebecca Caputo and Matthew Gray, Katrina Frkic and Thomas Collier, Teresa Annese and Josef Caputo. Elizabeth Pansini and Drew Champion, Ebony Spadavecchia and Daniel Cox.

Veteran Scout Leader Alan Ellery was awarded the Order of Australia Medal.

Port Pirie baseball celebrated its 50th year of night baseball. The original teams were Crystal Brook Dodgers, Port Augusta Eagles, Risdon Tigers, Prop Panthers and Port Pirates.

The swimming pool opens an upgrade to Olympic pool standard. The cost was $40,000.

Pastor Heyne celebrates 35 years writing a column in The Recorder.

Well-known Port Pirie identity Shirley Tiller passes away. She played for many years for the Risdon Recreation Tennis Club. She had a span of 30 years at the Central Netball Club. On the social side, she was a member of Lions for 44 years and worked for Meals on Wheels.

The closure of the Australian Technical College on Wandearah Road has upset many students. The college was shut down by the Federal Government when it axed the funding.

Port Pirie umpire Graham Williams reaches 900 games in the S.G.L.

The former court house in Florence Street was pulled down to make way for a shopping complex.

The Port Pirie Soccer Club (Savoy) celebrated its 60th anniversary since it was founded. A glittering ball was held at the Northern Festival Centre.

Port Pirie postie Maxine Bowden and former postal manager Christine Cook were honoured with the prestigious bicentenary medal.

A new wing was opened at the St Joseph's house.

The council's million dollar depot is up and running.

Ken Jeffrey retires after 36 years involvement in Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf League football.

The Port Pirie Hockey Association celebrates 10 years on the turf at St Mark's College. Legendary players were honoured with naming rights. The pitch will be named the Michael Armour Hockey Arena. The shelter shed was named the Grant Hanlon and the other end was named the Stephen Adams shed.

Winners of Smelters Picnic Queens Quest were Verity Bell the queen, Kalise Pisani senior queen and Ebony Bennier junior queen.

Former local footballer Mark Bickley was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame at a gala presentation at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne with 850 guests.

The Solomontown Beach jetty celebrated its 55th year. A dedicated work crew of 32 worked every Sunday to build it. It was opened in 1954. The manager of the smelters gave great support with donation materials.

The Port Pirie RSL opened the much-anticipated military museum. It was opened by Mr Jack Stratton president of the South Australia RSL. A significant item is a painting by the Port Pirie artist Paul Matthews. The painting depicts soldiers from World War I and II.

Brenton Vanstone becomes the Mayor of Port Pirie replacing Geoff Brock who gained a seat in the state parliament.

Photo caption:

Retired B.H.A.S employees in 1954. Back row: A.G Vowles, A.F Robertson, R.M Tobin, E.T Brown, A.J Ley, S.G London, R.Butler, J.F Woodward.

Front row: S.Pritchard, G.F Armour, P.L Duffy, F.Dean, .A.J Barratt, C.A Jacobsen.

Nosey Parker... with Des Parker OAM.

Nosey Parker... with Des Parker OAM.