“I REALLY need intensive care…he has a cardiac arrestin’ stare…”
These lyrics to Christie Allen’s “Goose Bumps” must have resonated in the hearts and minds of Australians as it was No.1 on the Top 40 chart in 1979, as reported by The Register.
Boomtown Rats followed closely behind with what I assume became an anthem, “I Don’t Like Mondays”.
Apart from thrilling lyrics, the year also saw a proliferation of sport – the Julia Creek basketball team dominated and results from the latest polocrosse carnival were printed every couple of weeks.
There were 14 teams from Hughenden, Muttaburra, Tangorin, Richmond, Nelia and Cloncurry registered in the polocrosse carnivals.
It is no wonders stories of the seventies are so intriguing with a combination of those lyrics and sport.
In the final year of the decade, the live cattle trade took to the air with the first shipment to a private firm out of Townsville.
The stylo Seca was the only promising perennial stylos and 40 graziers in remote areas received 50 gram samples of Seca seed to try on their own properties.
This week we diverge from beef prices to look at wool and Clydesdale exports to Japan.
Find out who spotted a UFO and where, as well as a few other details in the May 9 edition of the North Queensland Register.
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