Royal South Street Society is granted “Royal” status for services to the community.

Squadron leader Hicks of the RAF Band offers to bring his band to Ballarat to provide a concert programme to raise funds for South Street, while the Courier/3BA Ballad competition sees an increase in prize money – first place £100 pounds, second place £25 pounds and third place£10 pounds.

Television comes to Ballarat and its first station BTV Channel 6 goes to air with test patterns on 17 March 1962.

BTV 6 1962 (1)