From the Archives


20 years ago

June 30, 2000

Star Geelong footballer Ronnie Burns will meet with Nelson Mandela when the former South African president comes to Australia in September for World Reconciliation Day. Event spokesperson Alan Tobin told The Independent yesterday Mr Burns was one of the first chosen to act as an “ambassador for the revered freedom-fighter’s visit.

15 years ago

July 1, 2005

Geelong unionists yesterday shut down the city as more than 5000 marched in protest at federal government workplace relations reforms. Workers gathered at Trades Hall in Myers St at 1pm before marching through the city centre to the waterfront where union national and state secretaries and Labor MP Gavan O’Connor addressed the crowd.

10 years ago

July 2, 2010

Three councillors have called a public meeting to fight plans for the redevelopment of Geelong Golf Club. Eddy Kontelj, Stretch Kontelj and Barbara Abley, whose wards border the former club course, called the meeting following an advisory committee hearing on the land yesterday.

5 years ago

July 3, 2015

The daughter of a Geelong West woman murdered in her Hope Street home in 1992 is hopeful that a $1 million reward will be enough incentive to bring her killer to justice. Jacinta Martin sobbed, remembering happier times, saying not a day passed without her thinking about her mother Annette Maree Steward.