Have you ever wondered what a Griffith wife does if her husband “goes away and forgets to leave her any money”?
Well, 50 years ago this week, The Area News advertised a new Rural Bank Husband & Wife cheque account to solve this problem for the “Modern Mrs”.
“In an emergency, you can continue to operate the account. Say, he goes away and forgets to leave you any money (it does happen), you can cash a cheque or pay urgent bills,” read the ad titled “what every modern Mrs. should know”.
Also making news in December 1967:
MIA vegetable growers were hard hit by a two-thirds water restrictions announced by the Minister for Conservation.
The industry were thus faced with massive losses.
Harold Holt, the Australia Prime Minister, disappeared while swimming in heavy surf at Portsea in Victoria.
The Area News ran an editorial on the shock this caused Australians of all walks of life.
Lorna Overs of Carrathool graduated as a Nursing Sister from Wagga Base Hospital.
Griffith High School headmaster, Mr T Dyball, said he doubted Griffith’s new high school would be completed on schedule.
At the time, Griffith had just one public high school – as it will again in 2019.
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