Take a ride in the Magnet’s time machine, back to 1978: THROWBACK THURSDAY PHOTOS

The date?

June 15, 1978.

The Magnet lead story?

Immediate major Eden port works.

Funny how issues recirculate…

Many of us can’t imagine what Snug Cove looked like before the breakwater wharf was constructed.

Apparently there were boat launching facilities and even a beach in front of the now defunct Fisherman’s Co-op.

In other news, a fire completely gutted an abalone factory owned by Mowie Fisheries. 

In what must have been a risqué move for then-editor Kevin Turnbull, the front page picture shows a lady in her nightie, an actress in Spectrum Theatre’s production of “Correspondent’s Course".

On the international stage, Grease was the word.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had a chart topper with 'You’re The One That I Want' and Gerry Rafferty released 'Baker Street'.

The World Cup was wrapping up in Argentina, where the home side would beat the Netherlands 3-1 in extra time, taking out their first ever FIFA World Cup.

Serial killer David Berkowitz, colloquially known as ‘Son of Sam’, was sentenced to 365 years in prison after a 12-month killing spree left six people dead and seven others wounded.

Cricketer Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.

An Iranian Chinook strayed into Soviet airspace and was shot down.

On the arts front in Australia, Brett Whitely won the Archibald Art Prize with 'Art, Life and the other thing'.

Jessica Anderson’s novel, Tirra Lirra by the River, won the Miles Franklin Award. 

We must acknowledge the kind assistance of the Eden Killer Whale Museum in bringing you our Throwback Thursday trips down memory lane.

Can’t read the fine print? 

These pages and more have been enlarged and are on display in the Magnet’s front window.


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