Here’s some of what was making news in June 1981.
Small country railway stations on the Warrnambool line due to be closed were given a reprieve. VicRail’s proposal to close stations at Allansford, Boorcan and Panmure were delayed temporarily.
Warrnambool City Council was allocated $40,000 to start design work for the reconstruction of the Pertobe Road bridge.
Port Fairy was flying in high Hampden league football after it defeated Cobden by eight goals. Centreman Martin Pearce was a star for the Seagulls.
Australian singer Jade Hurley was the headline act at the Yalundah concert of the year at the Capitol Theatre.
At the Warrnambool Drive-in theatre, horror was the flavour of the day with the latest installation of The Omen movies, The Final Conflict, dragging in the crowds. Also showing with Killer Fish, starring Lee Majors.