Historicals of the south-west

Sad: The RSPCA found 94 animals dead on a farm in Curdievale 25 years ago.

Sad: The RSPCA found 94 animals dead on a farm in Curdievale 25 years ago.

25 years ago 

THE RSPCA found 94 animals dead on a farm in Curdievale with 24 piled on top of each other and left to rot in a paddock. The animals were found to have been neglected and starved due to poor farm management.

A PUBLIC meeting in Timboon was expected to decide whether the town’s consolidated and high schools would be amalgamated. 

MERRIVALE Primary school won a regional award for curriculum innovation.

HEYWOOD vowed to fight Portland City’s bid to annex 180 square kilometers of land. 

WARRNAMBOOL’S first application for a 24-hour liquor licence was rejected.

50 years ago

THE Hospitals and Charities Commission heard evidence from doctors that the air ambulance system had saved lives. The report was given at an annual meeting of South Western Victoria in Warrnambool. 

A STRIKE by members of the Cold Storage and Transport Workers Unions employed at Grassmere Butter in Koroit ended when allegations of workers being underpaid were resolved. 

75 years ago 

HEAVY rain had flooded the Merri River and at least one bridge was under water.

100 years ago

THE state government granted Warrnambool Technical College money to purchase more land and extend the school. 

NESTLE’S Dennington factory had a daily intake of 20,000 gallons of fresh milk – a record for that time of year. 

THE Warrnambool branch of the Red Cross was urgently needing workers. 

TWO men were severely scalded by steam at Warrnambool Woollen Mill. 

125 years ago 

A CONCERT raised money for the survivors of the ship Fiji which had wrecked the week before.

A SMALL boy escaped with a few cuts and bruises after he was knocked down by a waggonette pulled by two bolting horses outside the Western Hotel in Warrnambool. 

A SUGGESTION that a fire brigade be formed at Koroit was submitted in Geelong, with extensive inquiries to be made as a result. 

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