Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

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A MOTION to abandon the 1963 Highland Gathering was defeated at a public meeting in Maclean tonight. It was decided to hold the gathering on Easter Saturday. An endeavour will be made to hold a conference between the Country Pipe Bands Association and the Federation to decide whether an amalgamation of the two bodies can be made on the same day.

OUTSTANDING Woolgoolga junior swimmer, Doug Sykes, is the winner of the third aDaily Examinera 1963 Sportsman of the Week award following a string of successes at North Coast surf carnivals. Last Sunday he won the open surf race in great fashion, beating several experienced seniors. He was champion swimmer of the Coffs Harbour High School last year. Doug, 17, is the son of Mr. A. E. (Bert Sykes, of Woolgoolga), a prominent figure in the surf lifesaving movement for some years. An unassuming young athlete, he has a great future as a surf swimmer.

THREE vehicles were damaged in a mishap on a wet surface in Bent Street, South Grafton, late yesterday afternoon. …

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