ThrowbackThursday: Off we go to 1978: PHOTOS

This week, we look back 36 years, to the Magnet edition of June 29, 1978.

If you find some of the fine detail on these pages hard to read, swing past our shopfront at 150 Imlay Street, where we have enlargements of the pages up on display in the window.

They make riveting reading.

In Eden, the town looked forward to Marcia Hines in concert at the Eden Fishermen’s Club,  was angry about a proposed mine in Nethercote, and adored the 30 debutantes and their partners who made their debut at the club.

In national news, terrorism arrived in Australia for the very first time with the Sydney Hilton bombing killing three people and injuring 11 others.

The inaugural Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, a gay rights march, was held in Oxford Street, Sydney to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York.

Malcolm Fraser was our Prime Minister.

The late Neville Wran was re-elected NSW Premier in what is headlined as a “Wran-slide”.

November 21 marks the last day of commercial whaling in Australia. 

There were no sperm whales caught that day by chaser ships (Cheynes II, III and IV) operated by the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company at Albany, Western Australia. 

The last whale caught by an Australian whaling company was the day before, on November 20.

In sport, after a controversial NSWRL finals series with two draws, Manly thrashed Cronulla 16-0 to win their fourth premiership with Graham Eadie dominating.

Hawthorn 18.13 (121) defeated North Melbourne 15.13 (103) for its fourth VFL premiership.

Arwon won the Melbourne Cup.


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