Flashback Friday | 1974

May, 1974 saw much wetter conditions than the rain of this week in 2019.

Floodwaters caused damage in Miltalie as the autumn rains came in.

Sport filled the paper for the month, as cricket season concluded, footballers and netballers hit the court for the first time for the season and Schools fought it out at the interschool sporting tournament.

As always, the social pages was full of wedding coverage as locals tied the knot.

Pages of the Tribune were splashed with election advertising, as the country headed towards the 1974 Federal Election and Referendum, where four proposed constitutional reforms were knocked back.

The incumbent Gough Whitlam of the Labor Party claimed the win in the election, with the electorate of Grey electing sitting Labor MP Laurie Wallis.