From the Archives,1987:Ruxton clashes with delegates

From the Archives,1987:Ruxton clashes with delegates

Victorian RSL President Bruce Ruxton almost came to blows with delegates from Melbourne’s African Community Centre following his comments on Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

  • byStaff reporter

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From the Archives,1972:World team square series

From the Archives,1972:World team square series

Fifty years ago,a fast century by Australia’s Doug Walters wasn’t enough to overcome a World XI team led by the masterful Garry Sobers.

  • byPhil Wilkins
From the Archives,1972:End to an era of hospitality

From the Archives,1972:End to an era of hospitality

Fifty years ago,the last flight of US servicemen from rest and recreation leave left Sydney Airport for Vietnam,ending a program that had brought $80 million worth of tourism to Australia.

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From the Archives,1982:Some prime views from Drumalbyn Road

From the Archives,1982:Some prime views from Drumalbyn Road

Forty years ago,Sir William McMahon’s sudden resignation had thrown the Fraser Government into a panic - but in leafy Bellevue Hill,the ex-PM delivered a media performance that was “as sultry as the weather”.

  • byEvan Whitton
From the Archives,1972:Ken Rosewall breaks two records in one day

From the Archives,1972:Ken Rosewall breaks two records in one day

Fifty years ago,Ken Rosewall won his fourth Australian tennis singles title - and became the oldest player to win a grand slam tournament,ever.

  • byRod Humphries
From the Archives,1991:George and Barbara do Australia on $1m a day

From the Archives,1991:George and Barbara do Australia on $1m a day

Thirty years ago,the Herald detailed the intensive preparations ahead of the Australian visit by US President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara.

  • byMark Coultan andMark Riley
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From the Archives,1971:Centennial Park statues removed

From the Archives,1971:Centennial Park statues removed

50 years ago,most of the statues in Centennial Park were removed after being damaged by vandals or considered obsolete.

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From the Archives,1981:Just add your body to create a work of art

From the Archives,1981:Just add your body to create a work of art

These Sydney designers made wearable sculptures,inspired more by cutting-edge music and art than international fashion trends.

  • byAnna Maria Dell'oso andSusan Hely
From the Archives,1951:Sedgman secures Davis Cup

From the Archives,1951:Sedgman secures Davis Cup

Seventy years ago,Frank Sedgman’s 6-4,6-2,6-2 win over America’s Vic Seixas retained the Davis Cup for Australia

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From the Archives,1981:How Lillee went in for the kill

From the Archives,1981:How Lillee went in for the kill

Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee reached the pinnacle of his 10-year Test career when a slips catch brought his tally of wickets to a record-breaking 310.

  • byPhilip Derriman
From the Archives,1946:Christmas Eve spending spree and holiday exodus

From the Archives,1946:Christmas Eve spending spree and holiday exodus

On the second Christmas Eve after the end of WWII,Sydney shoppers splurged and record crowds left Sydney by rail,road and air for the holidays.

  • byStaff writers