In the Herald: March 9, 1986
Danger of terrorism: royal tour
Counter-terrorism measures have been put in place following information that the IRA may attempt to assassinate the Queen during the current royal tour. The security operation, involving customs officers and federal special forces, is the largest ever seen at airports in Australia. At least five Irish people were arrested at Sydney airport during the week for questioning and their luggage searched. Labor disputes prevented strip searches.
Man takes a wrong turn
Riots broke out on Pitt Street yesterday during a march by 400 women celebrating International Women’s Day. A man who unknowingly drove his car into the procession got into an altercation with some protesters, which resulted in his car being badly damaged and having to be comforted by a passerby. More than 400 women took part in the procession under the motto “Creativity, Solidarity and Power”.
Revolutionary hangar houses Zeppelin
Perth millionaire Alan Bond has commissioned the construction of a new hi-tech hangar to house his Swan airships, which will soon soar through Sydney’s skies. The first of the airship-style airships will be housed in a revolutionary design hangar at Schofields Aerodrome west of Sydney. In the soon-to-be-completed hall, all shell, electrical and roof work was carried out at ground level and then “pumped up” hydraulically to a height of 10 floors.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/in-the-herald-march-9-1986-20230307-p5cq6r.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw In the Herald: March 9, 1986