LOOKING back at archived Registers, there was a time when the wife of a man was referred to as simply Mrs John Doe rather than using her own first name.
It really fascinated me and irked me a touch as well.
Back to the North Queenslanders – this week their stories are centred largely on their lifestyles: three brothers in racing, two friends on the banks of a river and a family in sugarcane.
The Cullen brothers were well-known jockeys who won four out of the six races at the Cluden Christmas meeting in 1977.
Tom Dooley and Clem Appleton spent three or four months of the year on the banks of the Norman River in 1995.
And, Ingham harvester contractor Tony Iafano set a world green cane harvest record in the family-operated Austoft 7700 in 1988.
Check out their stories in the September 5 edition of the North Queensland Register.