FLASHBACK: A photo showing where the tramline crossed Mill St near Hotel Proserpine, which is now the site of IGA. The marshalling yards were then in the area alongside the Mill Street Park. Photo: Proserpine Guardian
FLASHBACK: A photo showing where the tramline crossed Mill St near Hotel Proserpine, which is now the site of IGA. The marshalling yards were then in the area alongside the Mill Street Park. Photo: Proserpine Guardian Proserpine Guardian

On this day: What was making news on September 19, 1980

HERE'S what was making news in the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Guardian on September 19, 1980: 

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The Proserpine Activity and Therapy Centre has accepted an offer from the council for a block of land at Apex Park in Stanbury Street.

Whitsunday coast news

Expansion of Shute Harbour boating facilities was being considered by State Minister for Tourism, Mr Max Hooper.

Mr B Katchor emphasised that the area depended on revenue from boat trips and facilities are needed.

He estimated that well over 100 boats will be cruising in and out of Shute Harbour in a few years.

Spokesman for WCRTA Dr David Gillman said Airlie Beach was growing fast and "bursting at the seams".

At Whitsunday School Sports last Thursday nearly 40 competitors from Proserpine won selection for the North Queensland Championships.

Those winning individual trophies were: Tracey Glasgow, Brian Miller, Sally Hansen, Colin Wynne, Lisa Marquat and Bill Woods.

CWA retiring president, Mrs Olive Peach, outlined a list of last year's achievements, welcoming members of the new committee: Hilda Hilditch, Mavis and June Hadley, Margaret Berry and Doreen Roberts.

Letter to editor
Nina de Burgh Thomas wrote criticising the sale and clearing of blocks of land of trees, grass and even top soil.

She quoted the old poem:

"I think that I shall never see

A poem as lovely as a tree

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree."

Bowls

The Charlie Law Trophy attracted 64 players.

Pat Botta presented winning trophies to J McNamara and C McLennan.


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