Reporter Rewind: A trip down memory lane
The Harvey-Waroona Reporter has been published for 40 years. In Reporter Rewind this week, Briana Fiore looks at what was making news in November 1992
Helmets became compulsory when riding bicycles. Harvey Sgt John Withers said the community had reacted well to the new rules. A $25 infringement was issued for people who failed to comply with the new laws.
There were reports of possible dumping of industrial waste at the Kemerton Industrial Park.
Harvey shire councillors met with representatives from the Department of State Development.
Shire president John Sabourne expressed concern the meeting had been prompted by press reports and not a commitment by government to consult with the council.
Yarloop held a successful craft fest and people were able to tour the Yarloop Workshops.
The Waroona Pool had a successful swimming meet and raised $500.
Maddie Venables won the State Little Aussie Girl title in Mosman Park at just 10-months-old. Her mother Lorraine said “they made such a fuss over the fact she was a country baby from Harvey”. Another Harvey baby Anthony Morabito also made the final six in the boys’ section.
Thousands of dollars worth of Harvey Shire Council equipment disappeared from the community halls. Tables and chairs were the main targets of thieves.
Farming was considered the world’s third most dangerous occupation. More than 250 people died on farms that year. Tractor related incidents were the most common cause of death.
Harvey’s Mary Crupi won an award at Bunbury TAFE for creative art, a unit in her hairdressing course.
There was a massive storm in Harvey, with “driving rain and hail”. Two inches of rain fell and wind gusts of 100kmh hit the region.
Brunswick pre-school committee wanted to revert back to a community managed facility and hand the school to the Ministry of Education.
A two-year trial period was locked in place.
Binningup’s sports hall was set to be completed within 12 months.
Preliminary plans were drawn and the council met with community representatives to discuss the plans.
The Australind jetty was targeted by vandals. The site had been targeted several times. Equipment from the jetty was thrown into the water.
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