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Flashback FridayDecember 1969

Posted by on 24/08/2018

Flashback Friday | December 1969 Air India manager drops in: Mr DP Mitra, Air-India got a welcome from Adelaide manager, Mr Brian Burford.

Elders GM auctioneering appointments: Mr Trevor Burns and Mr John Kalleske.

Seed seminar at Wayville: Minister of Tourism, Mr Brookman, CSIRO Canberra’s Peter Hutchings, Minister of Transport, Mr Hill, and Mr Max Davis, Naracoorte.

Dispersal sale of Corriedales at Terlinga: Vendor Mr LW Hoad, store stock officer for Southern Farmers, Mr Colin Adams, and auctioneer Mr Don Clark.

Dispersal sale of Corriedales at Terlinga: Warren Roesler (right) and his uncle Mr Frank Roesler, Springton.

Dispersal sale of Corriedales at Terlinga: Victorian visitor Mr Ken Dickinson, manager of Southern Farmers at Nhill (left) with Southern Farmers chairman of directors, Mr H.H Shannon, the vendor, Mr L.W Hoad, and Southern Farmers manager of livestock sales, Mr H.J Megaw.

Dispersal sale of Corriedales at Terlinga: Mr R.K Fromm, Springton, and Mr C.R Fromm, Mount Pleasant.

Dispersal sale of Corriedales at Terlinga: This line of 1.5-year-old Merino ewes, October shorn, brought the top price of $8.75 for Merinos at Mount Pleasant. Sold on the account of L.F & V.A Rolland to H. & M. Wehr, of Freeling.

At the Mount Pleasant off-shears sale: Conducted by Southern Farmers were Mr. L Noble (left) Mount Crawford, and Mr M Pohl, Birdwood.

Off-shears at Mount Pleasant: Attending the sale were (from left) Messrs. L. J. Dahlitz, G.J Dennis, G.R Harvey and P.D Coleman, all of Williamstown.

Mount Pleasant off-shears sale: Mr RK Bartholomew, Lobethal, Mr R Thompson, manager of Southern Farmers McLaren Vale branch, and Mr WJ Harmer, Mount Pleasant.

Dispersal sale of Corriedales at Terlinga: Messrs. HR Harris, AC Harris, TR Harris and BL Harris.

Urrbrae students tour South East: Struan research centre manager Mr Ron McNeil talks with Urrbrae students Alex Matheson, Adelaide, Chris Butler, Warooka, and Tony Clark, Tarlee.

Champion of champions: Mr JP Walsh, Prospect, with his champion of champions sheepdog, Verjimar Springtime, a rising three-year-old bred by Mr Walsh. Springtime won the SA champion of champions sheepdog trial at Roseworthy.

Urrbrae students tour South East: The group of students found a relaxing spot in the Naracoorte sound shell.

Air race: John Holcombe, cotton grower at Wee Waa, and his co-pilot Geoffrey (Buster) Cavill, with the plane they were planning on flying from England to Australia for an upcoming air race.

Mr LH Bennet, Chain of Ponds, and Mr L McDonald, Mount Pleasant, at the annual sheep reduction sale at Terlinga, Tungkillo.

Mr W. Stewien, Lucindale, and Mr J Lively, Southern Farmers, Lucindale.

Toast of the town: Rain Lover, dual Melbourne Cup winner, toasted by jockeys Bob Cox and Noel Mifflin, trainer Mick Robins, strapper Les Samba and Grahame Heagney.

Aus seasonal record: Mr G Higginson, manager for NSW, Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort Ltd, Mr AT Parbury, associate director of W.P Martin Pty Ltd, and Mr GRB Gill, manager and part-owner of Emu Creek, Walcha, NSW, examining a sample from the five bales of superfine Emu Creek wool which was a seasonal record price of 300 cents a pound at Newcastle.

Conference in Adelaide: The 1969 Beef Cattle Production and Transport Conference in Adelaide was opened by Minister of Agriculture, Mr Story.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Visitors were Mr Roy Zerk, Southern Farmers Mount Pleasant branch manager, Mr Pat Murphy, Forreston, and Mr Morris Turner, Southern Farmers wool liason manager.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Victorian visitors were Mr Peter Fitzgerald, Harrow, Mr Geoff Rendell, Southern Farmers branch manager at Horsham, and Mr Alister McGillivray, livestock promotion officer for Southern Farmers in the western directors.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Casterton visitors were Mr David Headlam and Mr Don Read, Casterton branch manager for Southern Farmers.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Mr CR Wills, Southern Farmers advisory officer, and WR Tucker, manager of Maitland’s Southern Farmers.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Mr Grant Mayfield, manager of Balquhidder, Mr HW McGregor, proprietor of Balquhidder, Mr KW Bruce, director of Southern Farmers.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Mr H Hancock, McLaren Vale, bought this line of 145 Merino Comeback wether lambs at $4.65 a head. With him is Southern Farmers McLaren Vale branch manager, Mr Roger Thompson.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Mr RS Watts of Warwick, via Wentworth, travelled to the sale with Mr Phil Black (right) of Southern Farmers Loxton branch.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Mr Colin Dix, Strathalbyn, and Mr Tony Coates, Meadows.

Feds asked for enough funds to seal the Marree-Birdsville cattle road: WK Marshall of the Department of Primary Industry, and SA’s chief inspector of stock, Dr Stephen Smith at the Beef Cattle Production and Transport Confernece.

Best lambswool trophy: The Carding-Tex trophy presented for the best lambswool in Australia during the 1968-69 season was presented to John and Harry Keith of Glenlogie, Elmhurst near Ararat, by Mr Gianni Carpo, managing director of Carding-Tex.

Fencing field day at Woodville: Mr JL Johnson, chairman of the Pastoral Board, and Mr Ian McLachlan, Paratoo Station.

Tour return parade: Major L Lewis, officer commanding, C Coy, 9 RAR, solutes the Governor, Sir James Harrison, during the 9th Battalion’s march through Adelaide following their return from a 12 month tour of duty in South Vietnam.

$270,000 machine for SA Railways: Assistant to the Highways Commissioners, Mr HE Roeger, the Minister of Roads and Transport, Mr Hill and Highways Commissioner Mr AK Johinke, at the Broken Hill airport.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Southern Farmer’s Co-operative Ltd.’s selling team.

Balquhidder, Parawa, sale: Southern Farmers, Mount Gambier, representative was Mr Barry Baldwin, with Mr Graham Forrest, Murray Bridge Meat Co.

Leading Lights on Natural Gas Day: Community leaders and cooking authoriies were among guests who attended a special luncheon at the SA Gas Company Natural Gas Day. Hostess for the lunch “for women only” was Mrs R Wagstaff, wife of the general manager of the company.

Off-shears circuit sale Lucindale/Kingston: Messrs. Tony Coombe, Manager Elders-GM, Minlaton, Max Richardson, Jabuk, and Chris Marriot, Lucindale, discuss the steady rain which was falling in Lucindale.

Off-shears circuit sale Lucindale/Kingston: Messrs. Bob Hoopman, McGrath’s Flat, Brett McMutrie, Manager Elders-GM Meningie, Ian Patterson, Manager Elders-GM Kadina, and Morgan Hawkes, Elders-GM Division manager stock and branches for SA.

Off-shears circuit sale Lucindale/Kingston:Mr Bob Crawford, Callendale owner, Mr Bill McBride of Casterton, who purchased 760 Rom./Mo 1st X Ewe lambs at $5.60 and Mr Frank Brennan, manager Callendale.

Off-shears circuit sale Lucindale/Kingston: Messrs. Tom Rogers, manager Elders-GM Millicent, Jack Altschwager, Furner, Jack Robinson, Manager Elders-GM stock dept, and Charlie Wyatt, Furner, in a pen of 208 1.5 year-old ewes.

Off-shears circuit sale Lucindale/Kingston: Messrs. Don Smith, Alawoona, John Scholz, manager Elders-GM, Loxton, Dick Topsfield, Wanbi, Gordon Schwarz, Berri, inspecing their purchase of 1,120 Rom./Mo. 1st X Wether lambs.

Field day chat: At a field day organised by Adelaide and Wallaroo Fertilisers Ltd, Mr AE Dawkins and his son JA Dawkins, both of Penola, were watching experiments on potash deficiency on Mr J Little’s property at Wattle Range.

Potash field day: Mr J Little and Mr P Green, Thornley at the field day at Wattle Range.

AIS heifers to Pakistan: Mr G Williams, Naldene, Meningie, Maj. B Mohamad, the deputy director of animal husbandry and farms, West Pakistan Agriculture Development Corporation, and Mr RK Llewellyn, federal president of the Australian Illawarra Shorthorn Society. Eighty mated stud shorthorn heifers departed Port Adelaide bound for West Pakistan.

Qantas quest for youthful ‘bird’ men: Qantas recruiting team comprised of Peter Bennett, Captain Bird, Ian Taylor and Norman Alexander, who were in Adelaide on the lookout for young pilots from Adelaide.

Testing time: Trevor Kerr, Corn and Produce Exchange, and Brian May, Dalgety-NZL grain section, illustrate the type of bag which is used in arranging barley sales.

Annual luncheon for pastoralists, graziers: From left, Mr Ron Crossing, Mr AB Tapfield, Mr Les Parsons, Mr Andrew Batholomaeus, Mr Bob Sanders, Mr AD Chenery, Me Morgan Hawkes, Mr Don McKay, Mr Malcolm Kemp, Mr Eric Ashby, Mr Hector Brooks and Mr Garth Symington.

Annual luncheon for pastoralists, graziers: Mr Brian Ashby, Mr ET Boys, Mr Eric Lord, Mr Lloyd Wilkinson, Mr Bruce Farrelly, Mr Don Stubing, Mr Arthur Lillecrapp, Mr Bob Giffen.

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