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April 18, 2018

Premiers: 1964/65 Rovers Cricket Club premiership team. Back: Denis Tomlinson, Harry Jenkins, Glyn Jenkins, Grant Lawrence, John McMahon, John Batty. Front: Ian Williamson, Jack Anderson, Ernie Lawrence, Ray Ponton and Robert Briggs.

10 YEARS AGO

April 15, 2008

The future of Rochester’s historic Random House is not expected to be known for another six to eight weeks.

The Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal hearing to decide whether to approve a planning application for an Aboriginal Healing Centre at the property ended on Tuesday.

The two tribunal members will now decide on the outcome of the hearing.

The tribunal hearing started on April 2, with three full days of evidence heard from Campaspe Shire council, the owner of the property, the Department of Human Services and a group of Rochester residents who object to the planning application.

30 YEARS AGO

April 19, 1988

Representatives of various Rochester organisations will meet with the chief general manager of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, Mr Jim Smith, today week to discuss the future of the present service here.

Some 30 people including local councillors, politicians and representatives of the chamber of commerce were expected to attend the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 2.15pm.

Mr Smith’s visit here follows the release of the SEC Customers Services Group Diagnostic Review, which recommends Rochester to be downgraded.

100 YEARS AGO

April 6, 1918

Among the names to receive Palestine honor is that of Lieut.-Col G J Rankin, 4th Light Horse. He has had conferred on him the ‘‘Distinguished Service Order’’. It was earned during the fighting that culminated in the capture of Jerusalem. The soldier is a brother of Cr Rankin, Rochester Shire President, and when he joined for the war he was Captain of Light Horse in Rochester.

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