50 years ago
HAMILTON would have a new high school within three years under a Labor Government, the State Opposition Leader, Mr. Holding, promised at an ALP campaign meeting on Monday night. In making a number of election promises for Hamilton and district, Mr. Holding estimated the cost to the Government would be roughly $700,000. In a long and detailed policy speech before an audience of 70 people in the Hamilton Town Hall supper room, Mr. Holding said it was time the Government assumed responsibility for regional development. His development plans included: A new high school, Renovations of the present high school to be taken over by Hamilton Technical School subject to both schools’ approval. Immediate start on a sheltered workshop at Mulleraterong without matching local grant.