Warrnambool July 1989 historical look back

Warrnambool’s latest watering hole was opened with Rafferty’s Tavern coming to life.

The Tavern was built at a cost of $2 million and took 10 months to construct.  

Controversy erupted in the South Warrnambool versus Colac game when the Tigers’ runner clashed with a number of Roosters’ players.

Former Colac coach Stephen Theodore was the runner who tangled with South Warrnambool players during the Tigers two-point win. 

South Warrnambool president Shane Manley said the club was “surprised and disappointed” at Theodore’s actions. 

The Bangles had the number one song on the Warrnambool charts with Eternal Flame. Other top 10 tracks included Madonna’s Express Yourself and Kate Ceberano’s Bedroom Eyes

For live music, Stevie Wright was playing at the Lady Bay Hotel and Russell Morris at The Criterion.  

At the Capitol Cinema, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was showing as was Warlock, starring Julian Sands.