Friday Flashback – 1985

In November, 1985, towns across the Eyre Peninsula were in party planning mode.

It was the year before the 150 Jubilee year of South Australia, and extravagant celebration plans were already in motion.

Harvest was just beginning as the temperature started to climb.

Warmer weather also prompted talk of fire safety, with the community urged to do their bit to avoid any catastrophic events.

The pages of the Tribune were splashed with political advertising ahead of the 1985 South Australian State Election.

Incumbent Member for Flinders Peter Blacker took out several pages of the Tribune for his election campaign.

The only South Australian candidate from the Nationals, he had held the seat since 1973.

He would go on to be successful in the election, and keep the seat until 1993.