Historicals: Pokies on way to city

South-west snow: One of the heaviest falls of snow ever recorded in Camperdown occurred about 1910, leaving a fine coat on the roofs of many houses.

South-west snow: One of the heaviest falls of snow ever recorded in Camperdown occurred about 1910, leaving a fine coat on the roofs of many houses.

25 YEARS AGO

Police sought witnesses following the brutal stabbing of a Brunswick man and issued a warning to anyone travelling on their own at night. 

Plans were unveiled for a $2 million two-story redevelopment in Timor Street. 

Electronic gaming machines were on their way to Warrnambool.

The youth housing crisis and youth crime were getting worse in Warrnambool.

Peter Besanko, of Footscray, won his third Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic.

50 YEARS AGO

It was hoped the Warrnambool Tourist Information Centre would be opened and operated by council staff.

A group at Camperdown were prepared to stage a sit-down on Mt Sugarloaf to protest quarrying on the mountain. 

Spectators helped police to free a car that was jammed underneath a van’s rear following a collision at Dennington. 

75 YEARS AGO

Warrnambool was expected to be chosen as the centre of a proposed new mental hospital. 

East Warrnambool residents complained about youths ringing doorbells and running away in the night. 

Fears that entries in the Warrnambool Show would be down because of the war proved unfounded as record numbers were achieved. 

100 YEARS AGO

There was a possibility of Warrnambool being named a city if the water trust was amalgamated with the town council. 

Twenty-two newly enlisted men departed from Koroit to Warrnambool to attend the Warrnambool camp. 

Senator Findley addressed a crowd in Timor Street during Warrnambool’s first anti-conscription rally. 

125 YEARS AGO

A geologist reported the water in Tower Hill Lake was getting warmer. 

More than 80,000 rabbits were destroyed on Mt Napier estate across three months. 

Five parents were each fined five shillings for not forcing their children to attend school. 

A particularly hairy pig was offered at the Warrnambool Saleyards. No explanation was given for the pig’s unusually-curly back hair.

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