Flashback Friday | 1972

It was all about celebrating the great weather and break in work in the early editions of the Tribune in 1972.

Pages of the first paper for the year featured young people relaxing on the beaches of Lucky Bay and Arno Bay.

Hundreds of visitors from outside the area were drawn to Lucky Bay alone, which in 2019 celebrates its centenary.

Farmers never strayed far from thinking about work, with their attention turning quickly from harvest to seeding.

1972 saw the Eyre Peninsula trial the “spray seed” method, a “revolutionary” new way of crop seeding.

It was a heavy rainfall month, with severe damage caused by flooding on the Kimba road heading to Cleve and Mangalo.

Children made the most of their last days before returning to the day-to-day of the school year.