1971 Griffith Lions Club time capsule

One disappointment during the celebrations for the centenary of Griffith last year was the discovery that contents of the 1971 Lions Club time capsule had been damaged by water and mould. 

A selection of items from the time capsule are currently on display in the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum shop. It includes a variety of media, like slides as well as audio and visual tape reels, which make me wonder how future generations will access media included within time capsules.

I was interested to see that a vintage car rally in 1971 included a 1906 Tarrant as, by coincidence, I'd been reading how these were the first Australian-made automobile. Tarrant went on to build Ford's Model T cars from 1909.

It also interested me that in 1971 Griffith was serviced by three newspapers. Only The Area News remains today. Shown here is their story on the time capsule from then and you can find a story from 2016 here.

Also liked this story about a district farmer and a woman driver in distress. Who'd try to thank someone with a pack of cigarettes today?