Here is the first of three fascinating newsletters published in Gove in the early 70’s, which were kindly donated by ex-resident Rob Houghton and are now freely available at the Gove Online Community News website.

Read the entire newsletter here:

This issue includes the following:

  • The Countdown for the Start-up of the Alumina Plant
  • The first school year at the new Nhulunbuy Area School
  • The first apprentice at Nabalco, John Tichbourne aged 16
  • The first wedding between Peter and Diane Meier
  • The first organised sporting event held on the Town Oval
  • Anthony Willebrand became the very first delivery at Gove District Hospital

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