Warrnambool, April 1985


A TRUCKLOAD of glass spilled onto the Timor and Fairy streets intersection, causing police to divert traffic for more than an hour. The load had split from a semi-trailer as it was turning north into Fairy Street.

THE State Electricity Commission announced it was going through with plans to upgrade the electricity supply to Koroit.

This came after residents in Koroit had suffered through a number of power black outs within the space of a couple of months.

A REPORT from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that almost half of Warrnambool’s hotel and motel rooms were vacant in the last quarter of 1984.

HENRY Barton was announced as the new station officer at the Warrnambool Fire Brigade. Mr Barton came to the city from Geelong, having worked previously at Bendigo and Boronia. 

KILLARNEY’S Fiona Ryan was chosen to represent the region at the Melbourne Show. Miss Ryan won the regional final of the Miss Showgirl quest. She had earlier claimed the Miss Showgirl title at the Port Fairy Show.

AN SOS was sent out by the Warrnambool Toy Library in search of bigger premises. The library was operating out of a storeroom at the SEAL building in Hyland Street.


FIVE riders from the Warrnambool BMX Club were selected to contest the Australian championships in Tasmania. Robert Fraser, Andrew Crow, James Morton, Troy Dixon and Brad Dixon all showed good enough form on their home track to make it to the national titles. 

IT was a thriller in round one of the Hampden league with South Warrnambool defeating arch rivals Warrnambool by two points. Geoff Clark kicked four goals for winners while John O’Connor was the Blues best player.

SOUTH-WEST athlete Leon Brooks and Mick Kenneally took part in the 42km Stawell marathon.


WINSLOW Hall was hosting a Moonshiners Muster while the Framlingham Red Cross hosted a fashion parade and chicken supper. At the Allansford Hall, it was the live show Macka’s Music.

The Neverending Story was showing at the Terang Drive-Inn while Mod Squad was the band at the South Warrnambool Football Club supper dance. 

WARRNAMBOOL’S Commercial Hotel continued to be the place to go for Country music with The Durdins, Tommy & the Boys and the Town & Country Band.

THE Victoria State Opera brought its production of Carmen to the Warrnambool Performing Arts Centre. The show starred Suzanne Johnston as Carmen, with support cast including Rosemary Boyle, Helen Burnham and Ian Cousins.