1967 in KHS Archives
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.
Did you know? (that 50 Years Ago :^)
Because of the Ord River in flood (prior to 'Top Dam' construction), that half of the Lake Kununurra Golf Course became just that, a lake, as follows... "Water Hazard halved the golf course until June!"
Also in 1967 the new Saint Josephs Convent was opened as was a new hospital and a bakery for Kununurra, with history repeating with a new bakery in 2017. Hookers bought the Pilot Farm, the inaugural Kununurra Race Meeting was held and the idea of hydro-electric power was rejected.
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.
[There may have been some additions and corrections of Margaret's work below - AB for KHS - 2nd Feb. 2017]
June 15th 1967 - The 2nd Cotton Ginnery was Opened
June 1967 Victorian Governor visits Kununurra
June 1967 new Convent opened at Kununurra
1967 Dam workers at Ord earn $45.00 per week.
July 21st 1967 - The new Kununurra Hospital was opened (went to 1989).
This was the 2nd hospital in Kununurra after the Australian Inland Missions (AIM) hospital.
May 1967 New bakery opened after a series of accidents [2 fatalities].
1967 Water Hazard halved the golf course until June.
[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 Live band "the Vegas" played at the Hotel Kununurra Patio area.
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]
AG DEPT OF W.A. 1967 KHS 2001/23 n/l [CHECK - Likely a mention in above Northern Times]
PLANS 1967 Kununurra NEW! HOSPITAL SITE OF PRESENT HOSPITAL KHS 99/42 g MD4
[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]
ORD CO-OP ANNUAL REPORTS - 1967-1990 (some missing) - KHS2001/38 y4 OG5 a-
[OG5 = O'Brien Gift (OG Archive Box No.) 5]
K.R.S. 1967 REVIEW KHS 2001/38 3ve OG7
KIMBERLEY RESEARCH STATION 1967 KHS 98/10 MG c1
[MG = McQuie Gift]
HOOKERS BUY PILOT FARM 1967 KHS 99/21d H1
HYDRO POWER NOT PASSED IN 1967 KHS 98/10 MG1 - Ce1 [?]
HOSPITAL KUNUNURRA PLAN 1967 KHS 99/42 g [Same number as above - location MD4?]
HOSPITAL NEW IN 1967 [LOAN] KHS2002/44b P8
[P = Photographic (P Archive Box No.) 8]
KUNUNURRA HOSPITAL OPENED 1967 KHS 99/5d H2
GAZETTE FOR LAND RELEASE 1967 KHS 99/5 ah H2
FLOODS WATER RETREATING 1967 KHS 98/ 7E3 P2
FESTIVAL, COTTON & LIONS 1967 KHS 2001/23n H8
GIN, 2ND COTTON GIN OPENED 15 JUN 1967 KHS 2001/23 a&b [H8? See above - Northern Times]
GOVERNMENT APATHY ON ORIA 1967 KHS 2001/23 m P14
GROWERS DESPONDENT & GOVERNMENT APATHY KHS 2001/23 n P14 in PWD Book
GRAY, MARGO. IN DJARRU GEMS 1967 KHS 98/5k 3P2
KIMBERLEY RESEARCH STATION 1967 KHS 98/10 MG c1
KUNUNURRA PHOTOS 1967 KHS 99/47 d P
KUNUNURRA JAN 1967,STORM COMING KHS 98/7 e2 P2
METAL PROSPECTS M.C.38 KUNUNURRA AREA 1967/8 BY J. SOFOULIS KHS 98/23 aq H6
"MASSELI" WINS 1967 INAUGURAL CUP. KHS 99/33 RO f P4
[So 1967 was 1st Kununurra Races according to "Inaugural Cup," above. - AB 14 VI 2010]
MILOVICH, RAY. AT 1960s RACES KHS 2001/73 w P5
ORIA MAP AS AT 1967 KHS 98/10 MG1 c3b
MCGRUYDER, ROBBIE. AT RACES [Knx, Races started 1967?] KHS 2001/73k P5
POLLOCK, MOLLY. 1967 KHS 2001/23n,b H8
PROUT, ASHLEY. CRICKET 1967 KHS 2001/23 n/b H8
DAM SITE 1967 PHOTO KHS 98/23 z ON DISPLAY
BEEF ROADS REPORT 1967 KHS98/10 MG aq c
CRICKET TEAM KUNUNURRA 1967 undefeated KHS 2001/23 14b P1
CREDIT PROBLEMS W. Australia 1967 KHS 2001/23 14 t H8
COLLARD W.A. FED. MP. REF ORIA COTTON. ........, NO NUMBER VISIBLE [1967?]
COURT, MOST OF NORTH WEST LOAN PROBLEMS KHS 2001/27 f H1? [1967?]
COTTON CROPS SUCCESSFUL 1967 KHS 2001/23 14s H8
COTTON PROGRESS SURVEY 1967 KHS 98/23
COTTON PROGRESS SURVEY 1967 KHS 98/23 as
CONVENT NEW OPENING 1967 KHS 99/10 m H8
ABATOIRS 1967 KHS 98/10 C MD3
ANNUAL REPORTS FOR ORD RIVER
CO-OP 1967-90 KHS 2001/38 yy OG5 a-x
BEEF ROADS REPORT 1967 KHS 98/10 MG c3c
CROPS VARIOUS AT KRS 1967 KHS 98/10 MG C1 q
DAM SITE LAKE ARGYLE 1967 LOOKING NORTH KHS 99/44 u HD
RACING "MASSELI" WON THE INAUGURAL CUP 1967. KHS 99/33p
RACE CLUB PROGRAM 1967 [photocopy] KHS 98/23 ax H6
RACES WHERE THE COTTON MEN MEET 1950[s 1967?] KHS 99/5 az P5
SORGHUM, 800 ACRES TO BE PLANTED 1967 KHS2001/21 g H8
SORGHUM CROP HIGH HOPES 1967 KHS 2001/21 j HD
SORGHUM CROP & FARMER [SLIDE] KHS 98/4 cq P1
SCHOOL SPORTS 1967 KHS 98 5d P2 KHS 98/5c 15 P2
TOURIST VISIT 4 NOV 1967 KHS 2001/34 n k
VIEW KUNUNURRA 1967 AS ABOVE KHS 99/47 d P
WATER RESOURCES 1967 KHS 98/10 MG1 ct
WATER RECEDING FROM FLOODS 1967 KHS 98/7e 3 P2
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