Tragic Liquor Robbery: Sunday, 1st May, 1977

Overcast conditions have developed after the day had begun in sunshine. One policeman is dead and another is in a serious condition after they came upon two men who were allegedly robbing a club of liquor, at Toronto, near Newcastle. The deceased policeman received a blast to the stomach from a shotgun while his wounded companion was shot, with a pistol, in the head and both thighs.

I have now walked for sixty-eight miles since I learned of the high level of cholesterol in my blood.

“Dad” is lining the Chrysler ‘Galant’s’ mudguards with bitumen in an effort to prevent the development of further rust.

This afternoon we watched the film, “The Secret War Of Harry Frigg”, from 1969. It is a comedy set during the Second World War and stars Paul Newman and Sylva Koscina.

A repetition from the series, “Ask the Leyland Brothers”, from half past five, takes the viewer to visit the Old Dubbo Gaol; observe the workings of the Pritchard steam car; and see how bananas are dried at Coffs Harbour. “Seven’s Big League”, from half past six, features delayed coverage of the match from Leichhardt Oval in which the St. George ‘Dragons’ defeats the Balmain ‘Tigers’ by twenty-two points to thirteen. Manly-Warringah suffered its fourth consecutive loss, this time at the hands of the Cronulla-Sutherland ‘Sharks’. The match was played at the latter’s home ground, Endeavour Field. Although both teams each scored a try, the final score was eleven points to five.

A counterfeit currency is contained in fake gold statues of Buddha, in part one of a double episode of “Hawaii Five-O”, from half past seven.