Flashback Friday | 1960

1960 was a time of change for the newspapers of the Eyre Peninsula.

About 20 years after acquiring the Kimba dispatch, the Eyre Peninsula Tribune was bought by the Port Lincoln Times in 1959, beginning a relationship between the papers that remains to this day.

While the newspapers were consolidating, life on the Eyre Peninsula was at its most diverse, with a vibrant sports culture across the Eyre Peninsula.

Football was played in districts such as Coolanie and Wharminda, and the Cleve and Kimba leagues held an interassociation game against one another.

Basketball and table tennis were other sports of the time, while the photos in the local paper marked 'coming of age' parties for the region's new 21 year olds.