A beaming 20-year-old Gay Castles appeared in the middle of the front page on this day in 1970 after she was named the Queanbeyan Showgirl.
Holding a bunch of flowers and wearing her winner's sash, Ms Castles had been judged the pick of the contenders at the annual show the night before.
Continuing the theme somewhat, a story down at the bottom of the page combining politics and celebrity would've captured more attention.
The news reported the federal minister for Shipping and Transport, Ian Sinclair, was due to wed former Miss Australia Rosemary Fenton near Tamworth.
Miss Fenton, the 1961 Miss Australia had been working as a model and with the June Dally-Watkins School of Etiquette.
The interest of the media and public in the relationship was intense, so much so that Ms Fenton "was rushed through the TAA terminal at Kingsford Smith Airport ... less than a minute before scheduled flight time".
"Even the minister who will conduct the wedding was sworn to secrecy."
Mr Sinclair's first wife was the former Sydney journalist Margaret Tarrant, who had died in 1967 of brain cancer.