Times Past: July 12, 1986

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By Isabella Gillespie
July 11 2022 - 2:00pm
Times Past: July 12, 1986

Having experienced the nightmare of empty supermarket shelves throughout the pandemic, Canberrans are no strangers to panic buying. But the pandemic is not the first thing to have familiarised the city with the phenomenon - on this day in 1986, another type of supply had run dry.

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