Star Weekly looks back through the pages of our predecessor, The Advocate


40 years ago

November 26, 1975

The Advocate office was evacuated by Sunshine police last Wednesday following a series of bomb threats. An anonymous phone caller said a bomb had been placed in the office overnight and it was timed to detonate at 3.30pm. Police immediately ordered staff and customers from the building and conducted an intensive search of the office and rear alleyway.


30 years ago

November 27, 1985

Sunshine mayor Cr Norm Buckley yesterday denied that there could be a conflict of interest in a council decision to reject a permit for a 24-hour private clinic in St Albans. He said that although he and another Sunshine councillor were associated with a separate private practice in St Albans, neither of them received any income from the association.


archives 1995

20 years ago

November 29, 1995

Heroin makes headlines: Footscray – the heroin capital, stories of Cabramatta drug links to St Albans and Sunshine, and of dealers as young as 12. But what about the impact of heroin addiction and use on families? Deborah Gough talks to the parents of a 20-year-old Yarraville man who died of a heroin overdose in a toilet behind a Yarraville doctor’s surgery.


10 years ago

November 29, 2005

A near-fatal stabbing during a dispute between groups of youths in Melbourne’s west has prompted police to increase patrols. Three people were wounded in an incident involving African and Asian youths about 4.20pm last Wednesday