August 1976 in the South West

Have a go at these fuel prices! Back in 1976, there was a price war going on in Bunbury, with motorists the big winner.

South Western Times
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Have a go at these fuel prices! Back in 1976, there was a price war going on in Bunbury, with motorists the big winner.

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Ampol petroleum had taken control of two locations, which helped ensure lower prices throughout the town. Some people, including Bruce Crabbe, believed the cuts were overdue.

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While some people throughout WA were aghast by the lack of rainfall, there were no such issues in the South West - particularly Bunbury. Up until the end of July, Bunbury had received 498.8mm or rain, which was up from 427.4mm the previous year.

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If you were looking to get your ears pierced in Bunbury, you were in luck! For every purchase of Inverness earrings (gold or silver stud), Sherry's pharmacy and cosmetic centre were offering an ear piercing service for free.

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Have a look at some of these prices! If you were keen on fish 'n' chips, you were sorted, with a 500g bag of four pieces of fish and a serve of chips for 93c!

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If you played netball in Bunbury during 1976, these tables are likely to rekindle some memories. There were some pretty handy sides on the court across the board given by these ladder positions.