Driver killed at blackspot

January 10, 2018

Royal Visit Carnival Girl - Back to Rochester Celebrations 1954. Photo: State Library Victoria.

10 years ago

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

AN 80-year-old Heathcote man was killed instantly in a two-car collision at a notorious intersection at Colbinabbin on Saturday morning.

Heathcote police acting Sergeant Karl Kerschbaumer said the accident happened about 11.35am when the Ford Fairlane the man was driving north along the Rochester-Heathcote road collided with a Holden Commodore station wagon, travelling east along the Bendigo-Murchison road.

Two Portland women, a mother and daughter, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 42-year-old who was driving was admitted to Bendigo hospital and, on Monday, was in a stable condition.

30 years ago

Tuesday, January 5, 1988

ROCHESTER police were kept busy with a number of incidents over the Christmas and New Year period.

During the holiday period more than 50 drivers were booked in or near Rochester for speeding offences.

About a third of these will face court after being checked at speeds more than 30km/h over the speed limit.

A number of youths were charged during the period with underage drinking and they will face court at a later date.

One of the first incidents police attended was a small grass fire on a vacant block in Queen St, Rochester.

The fire, on Boxing Day, was quickly contained by the Rochester Fire Brigade.

100 years ago

Saturday, December 29, 1917

MR Phillips Price says that the Bolsheviks will shortly publish secret documents showing that the Swedish Crown Prince, on behalf of the Kind, proposed a treaty in 1907 between Germany, Swedan and Russia to preserve the status quo then existing in regard to the Baltic Sea,

Germany informed the Ambassador Petrograd that she agreed, but would like Denmark to join.

The Crown Pince of Sweden was not informed that such an agreement between Germany and Russia already existed.

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