In a true sign of how times have changed, readers were pitched a now defunct question on this day in 1928 - whether women should be allowed to be doctors.
A story on the front page of The Canberra Times said the "old" subject had been "revived", after some London medical schools banned female students.
"Prominent surgeons, closely associated with medical schools, hold the view that many subjects of study are distasteful to women when necessarily discussed by men students," the Times' story said.
"There is also the natural disinclination of some men to attend a medical school and sit alongside women in class."
Despite the ban being overseas, it struck a chord in Australia. The Women's League of NSW sent a cable to the Senate of London University's secretary to question the legality of the ban. The league said it was "incensed" by it.
"Women doctors generally deplore the decision and declare it is time the sex question was dropped," the story said.
The story was in contrast to another on the Times' front page, which celebrated the achievements of a female staff member.
The newsroom was bidding bon voyage to "Miss Walker", who was returning to her home in Glasgow after nine months in Australia.
"Mr A. T. Shakespeare (editor) in presenting her ... with a beautiful tortoiseshell set for her dressing table, spoke of her high esteem and popularity," the story said.