Canberrans would have awoken to see their city subject to an awful global trend on this day in 1960; the appearance of Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti in suburbs and the city centre.
A front page article referred to recent Nazi aggression in cities including Oslo, Berlin, Paris and Dundee, Scotland. These cities were all scenes of vandalism and/or threats against Jewish people.
In Canberra, a three-foot-high swastika was discovered painted on the wall of a partly built cottage in Yarralumla, just a few days after the symbol and anti-Semitic words were painted on the outside of a bakery in Civic.
Two police detectives quoted in the report seemed to think the Yarralumla graffiti "was the work of larrikins'', given it was much more crudely painted than the carefully chalked vandalism on Mort Street.
Another report on page one covered the survival of the Third Secretary to the British High Commission after he spent a night stranded alone in the Snowy Mountains. Colin Imray had gone for an evening stroll from the Hotel Kosciuszko but soon became lost and spent the night wandering desperately.
An exhausted but relieved Mr Imray "stumbled into the hotel just as a search party was about to leave''.