It was a confronting image that greeted readers on the front page on this day in 1983. A human figure, gagged and strapped tightly around the chest and neck, staring lifelessly out of the page.
But at a second look, relief would have turned to excitement when they realised the figure was one of the famed Entombed Warriors of China being unpacked at the Australian National Gallery, now known as the National Gallery of Australia. The display of the terracotta warriors was the first really big event at the then fledgling institution and a precursor to many 'blockbuster' exhibitions to come.
Also attracting interest on page one this day was a ruling from the Speaker of the House of Representatives allowing "the august chamber to take a tiny step towards modern male fashion trends". That ruling was that male Members could be allowed to attend the chamber sans necktie.
Dr Jenkins said standards of dress were generally a matter for individual Members, but he, as Speaker, had ultimate discretion.
"I have indicated to Honourable Members that I do not see the tie as a mark of fashion . .. [but] I would deplore it if the dignity of the House were disturbed by the dress of its Members.
"The rule I have laid down is neatness, cleanliness and decency. If Members do not have a high standard in those areas, I think the sanction will eventually be passed on them by others."
The report noted there were three male Members not wearing ties at the time of the Speaker's remarks. Several female Members were wearing various "tie-like pieces of apparel", including the ACT's Ros Kelly.