1967 - 50 Years Ago in 2017 [WIP - AB 3 Feb. 2017]To see what was happening in Kununurra (50 Years ago in 2017 :^), here is a listing of some of the KHS archives with a reference to 1967. Find out some of the events shaping Kununurra at that time, using this glimpse through KHS archive index listings made many years ago by former dedicated KHS Honorary Archivist, Margaret Lawson - Thanks Margaret. Saint Josephs Convent was opened as was a new hospital and a bakery for Kununurra. Hookers bought the Pilot Farm, the inaugural Kununurra Race Meeting was held and the idea of hydro-electric power was rejected.
[There may have been some additions and corrections of Margaret's work below - AB for KHS - 2nd Feb. 2017]
[Ord River Dam was not started until 1968-69 and not finished until 1972, so the Ord in full flood came down every year, evidently much higher in some years. Lucky for Kim Durack that 1941 to 1946 were not years like this at Carlton Reach or more likely, that while the 'lower plots' may have been affected, KMD's homestead area (near KGC clubhouse) was likely on those parts unaffected. - AB 2 II 2017]
1967 C.W.A. Children's Fancy Dress Ball and an invitation to Station women for a Fashion Parade in July.
ARBUCKLE ROGER 1967 KHS 2001/23 n/ b [CHECK - No location (at end of archive number - see others below eg MD4)]
[Checked and found that - Current (2017) correct archive number is KHS-2001-23-n-b-HD4-H8 - H8 = History (H Archive Box No.) 8 - HD= History Drawers - (Sample drawers with glass tops in rear archive area) - From Margaret Lawson's (ML - now scanned) listing of the archive we find this is a copy of the Northern Times (Northern Times, Carnarvon? CHECK now on Trove?) dated July 15th 1967 with additional copy in HD9 & HD6 (?). Checked and found that The Northern Times was a newspaper published in Carnarvon, Western Australia from 1905–1983, however the National Library of Australia NLA's "Trove" History - Multi-Search Engine (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) and Digitised Newspapers only have this title from 1905 to 1959 digitised, so unfortunately 1967 is not on Trove so will need to scan]
Further from ML's listing, for 2001-23 item "nb", I quote, "Many social events mentioned also opening of the 2nd [cotton] ginnery" - This is likely to be just a single article and from above must mention Roger Arbuckle
[Now that location has been established, scan and add to digital archive - In the KHS-2001-23 archive listing, which appears to have been some of the many records collected between 1986 through to date of archive, older records that had never been accessioned until then. This and listings below from the same archive can be found with most seeming to be in H8 - AB 2 II 2017]
[MD4 = Map Drawer 4]
LONG BATTLE ON THE ORD - Article extract The West Australian 3 Nov. 1967 - Positive comments 1967 - KHS 2002/6g H18
[H = History (H Archive Box No.) 18]
[OG5 = O'Brien Gift (OG Archive Box No.) 5]
[MG = McQuie Gift]
HYDRO POWER NOT PASSED IN 1967 KHS 98/10 MG1 - Ce1 [?]
[P = Photographic (P Archive Box No.) 8]
We are actively collecting archives such as listed above and in the past five or six years have been receiving more than 100 new archives every year. One archive could contain pages of documents, booklets, photographs or may just be a "born digital" archive, such as digital camera images. In 2006 we had no digital archive and a great focus now sees digital listings of nearly all archives (not yet online), as well as an active digitisation strategy now sees archives often digitised as they come in.
The KHS digital archive now consists of around 3TB of data - We now have 2,000 archival photographs online with around 16,000 in a date-sorted slideshow that runs at the Kununurra Museum on about 10 x HD screens and projected on a wall - each on a different year (eg one screen in the year 670 AD scrolling forward from there - another screen 1644 - 1886 -1941 -1961 etc - All being the same folder full of images 16,000+ images) each on loop of that time - A visual feast every day at the Kununurra Museum.
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