What was happening this week in history

25 YEARS AGO:

Warrnambool publicans deny their counter meals are high in fat and low in dietary fibre after the Federal Health Department promised a grant of $30,000 to fund the development of healthier menus in counter cuisine.

Warrnambool’s redesigned McGennan Carpark was developing into one of the city’s most controversial local issues after locals and some Warrnambool City Councillors vowed they would not stop protesting until a sea view was reinstated.

A fourth dead adult fur seal was washed up on Logan’s beach this week, the fourth to die of unknown causes in four months.

50 YEARS AGO:

Workmen started construction of a $160,000 holding yard at the Warrnambool abbatoi. The additions helped to better lead sheep and pigs up to the slaughtering floor.

Warrnambool’s police force was strengthened by the appointment of two more constables. It took the number of police to 17, about one for every 1000 people.

100 YEARS AGO:

Warrnambool residents were complaining about stock being allowed to wander unattended on roads, particularly at night. Several district motorists were involved in accidents involving stock.

Police warned district truck owners to take care to ensure spare wheels were attached in such a way as to prevent them being stolen following a number of thefts.

150 YEARS AGO:

A public meeting was held at the Commercial Hotel in Koroit to discuss the formation of a football club in the town.

Warrnambool police warned the public to look out for counterfeit coins after a number were passed at the Warrnambool Races.

Police were kept busy at the races with drunks, pick-pockets and ‘con-men’. Drunks were the most common problem, with one man charged with pouring lemonade over a stand of confectionery displayed at a stall.

Grand: 1992 Michael Kol.

Grand: 1992 Michael Kol.

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