Reflecting on the Past

SEVEN YEARS AGO

Next book set in 1950s Ceduna

Actor turned author, Judy Nunn, was in Ceduna researching a new novel to be set in Ceduna in the 1950s. Nunn, who is probably best known as housewife Ailsa from Home and Away, stayed at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel with her husband actor Bruce Venables, who is also an author. The couple visited the Ceduna Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre and spent some time in the Ceduna library. While declining to elaborate on the storyline for her latest book, Nunn said it would be based in Ceduna in the 1950s.

- February 7, 2008

15 YEARS AGO

Farmer off to World Congress

Young Wudinna farmer Ryan DuBois was selected to attend the World Congress of young farmers in Orlando, Florida. The team of eight to attend the week-long congress was announced by Deputy Premier Rob Kerin. Selections were made from more than 100 applicants. Young farmers from all over the world would meet to learn about overseas market developments and Ryan was looking forward to meeting other young farmers and exchanging ideas.

- February 10, 2000

40 YEARS AGO

TV for Ceduna

The television translator complex at Kongwirra, near Ceduna, was designed to service Ceduna and Thevenard only, a spokesman for the Postmaster General's Department had said. He said the transmission beaming to those centres had been a result of policy set by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board and as far as was known, there were no plans for a television service to cover West Coast towns including Streaky Bay, Minnipa, Wudinna, Port Kenny and Elliston.

- February 5, 1975

58 YEARS AGO

Bright novelty ball at Colton

One of the brightest and most successful evenings held at Colton for a long time was the novelty ball. Proceeds were in aid of the Colton candidate in the Elliston hall ugly man competition, Mr Felix Kenny. The hall was brightly decorated with coloured paper curtains and festoons of green and yellow balloons. Mesdames F. Kenny and F. Elliott were responsible for the spectacular interior arrangement. The evening incorporated a farewell to Mr and Mrs P. J Ford of Tungatta, who are leaving the district.

- February 6, 1957

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