The Northern Daily Leader takes a step back to 1964, showcasing a gallery of memorable headlines and photos that once dominated Tamworth's news.
One such news story was an elephant race down Peel Street, courtesy of the Lions Club's fundraiser for the Police Boys Club's gymnastic equipment in which the local acting Police superintendent (Mr. V Woodward) narrowly won the race.
While the elephant race entertained the town, acknowledging today's standards concerning animal welfare is crucial.
However, along with this nostalgic event, The Northern Daily Leader's 1964 photo gallery unveils a trove of local news stories that captivated Tamworth's attention.
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From community events to remarkable local achievements, this gallery serves as a time capsule, offering a peek into the life in Tamworth over five decades ago.
What was happening around Australia and around the world in 1964
- Tamworth Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1964 by Dr Doug Bryden.
- A flood in January forced one third of Manilla's population to evacuate.
- Boxer Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and the heavyweight champion of the world.
- Japan hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics
- Academy Awards: Best Picture: "My Fair Lady" Best Director: George Cukor..."My Fair Lady" Best Actor :Rex Harrison..." My Fair Lady" Best Actress: Julie Andrews..."Mary Poppins"
- Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison
- Swimmer Dawn Fraser is named Australian of the Year
- The Beatles toured Australia
- 17 July - Donald Campbell sets new land speed record of 429 miles per hour in his jet-propelled car "Bluebird" at Lake Eyre, South Australia
- 31 December - Donald Campbell sets new water speed record of 276 miles per hour at Dumbleyung Lake, Western Australia
- Lee Kernaghan, country singer/songwriter was born on April 15
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