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BACKWARD GLANCES: News from 50 years ago

Front page of The Daily Examiner, Friday May 19, 1967.
Front page of The Daily Examiner, Friday May 19, 1967. Caitlan Charles

BIRTHS

O'DONNELL - To Nolene and Brian, a son, Peter Matthew. 18/5/67.

ROGAN - To Dorothy and Colin, a daughter, Karyn Lea. At Melbourne, 1/5/67. Sister for Paul and Darryl.

Sharks seen off Yamba; Beach closed twice

The beach at Yamba was closed for an hour and a half early yesterday afternoon, and again for a brief period later, after fishermen had spotted a school of bronze whaler sharks off the rocks at Craigmore.

A school of up to six bronze whalers, up to 8 or 9 ft. long were seen first, and another shark sighted later on.

Tree fire in Fisher Park

The Grafton Fire Brigade was called about 6.45 last night to a fire which had started in the butt of a camphor tree in Fisher Park. The fire was well alight by the time the alarm had been given and was spreading up the tree trunk when the brigade arrived.

The fire was brought under control quickly.

Courtesy maids on the Gold Coast

Queensland Gold Coast City Council has introduced a free courtesy maid service for tourists.

The attractive girls, who wear eye-catching gold lurex frocks, provide on-the-spot information and hand out tourist literature from gold satchels in the streets of Gold Coast towns.

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Community input for construction of new jail

Artists impression of new Grafton Jail.

Clarence Valley community's chance to join in planning the new jail

Proud day as Magpies break first grade drought

FLYING THROUGH: Lower Clarence Magpies star Andrew Kapeen breaks into the back field on his way to scoring one of his two tries against Evans Heads.

"It's one of the best days of my life so far."

Pauline Hanson's plane story contradicted by leaked tapes

Pauline Hanson with the One Nation plane — complete with party logo and a caricature of Senator Hanson — flown by James Ashby.

Senator Hanson indicates developer Bill McNee donated the cash

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TRIBUTES FLOW: Fond memories for a fine man

KIND words shared by our readers highlight how fondly Neville Lollback will be remembered in the Clarence Valley community.


NRRRL: Magpies on a mission for home fans

ON A MISSION: Captain- coach Dan Randall hopes to lead Lower Clarence Magpies to their first victory of the 2017 NRRRL season when they run out in front of their home fans against Evans Head Bombers at the Nest this Sunday.

Lower Clarence ready for another cracker at the Nest

Polocrosse hits fever pitch at Hawthorne Park

ALL SYSTEMS GO: This weekend Grafton Polocrosse Club hosts its first annual carnival at Hawthorne Park since the club re-formed.

New lease of life in the Clarence Valley for equestrian team sport

Support for Kara's treadmill marathon explodes

Former Grafton and now NSW cricketer Kara Sutherland bowling to cricket legend Sir Viv Richards. Photo: MARK NEWSHAM

Support for treadmill marathon thrills organiser Kara Sutherland.

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

LISMORE songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by the kindness of strangers.

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

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