A memorial service for Australia’s top communist, born in Orange, and Heinz canned tomato soup for 13 cents? You wouldn’t read about it these days.
There’s also sporting success and calls for Orange to “wake up” to the opportunities tourism provides.
The headlines from the Central Western Daily in May 1967 make for interesting reading and not just because it was a different time.
In just 50 years, the price of two tyres has jumped from $6 and lamb forequarter chops no longer sell for 85 cents each.
At the same time, rugby league featured with Warren Sells and Frank Farrell were ruled out for Orange CYMS because of injury, so some things haven’t changed.