Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Floored by Relic from Screen Star BLAST FROM THE PAST

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Floored by Relic from Screen Star BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Did You Know?

Shirley Temple was a former US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

She sat on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods and the National Wildlife Federation.

In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress.

She is number 18 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time, making her the highest-ranked living person on the list.

IT'S not unusual for home renovators to find layers of old newspapers beneath outdated and worn out lino, but one Rockhampton handyman found something of a more interesting nature recently.

When Trevor Limkin was helping a friend pull up the old lino in her new home, he found a personally autographed photograph of Shirley Temple, buried along with a Truth newspaper dated April 24, 1949.

It was the year that ASIO, the Republic of Ireland and the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority all came into being.

Rockhampton in 1949, like the rest of Australia, was gripped with the fear of a communist invasion and The Morning Bulletin reported how the trade union movement was being disintegrated by communist infiltrators in order to seize power. …

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