From the archives

By Molly Magennis

10 years ago

November 16, 2011

It’s supposed to be the happiest time in a woman’s life, so why do so many become engulfed with feelings of guilt and sadness after giving birth? More than 15 per cent of women develop postnatal depression. Robert Fedele goes behind the mask to explore an often-overlooked illness. “It was a fight not to do it,” Moonee Ponds mum Amanda Cox says. “Every moment of my day was consumed with either thinking of ways to die, wishing I was dead, or wanting to be dead.”

20 years ago

November 21, 2001

An elderly Yarraville man has his nose broken in an attack at his home. Michael Daniel Lenio, 78, required stitches to his nose and forehead after answering the front door of his Hood Street home at about 9.50pm last Tuesday. Det Snr Const Ben Fisher of Footscray CIU said Mr Lenio was carrying a lamp when he went to answer the door, where he was confronted by a man who allegedly pushed him into the front bedroom.

30 years ago

November 20, 1991

A Footscray Asian traders association has been formed to represent Footscray’s 138 Asian traders. And the new association wants to close off a large part of Footscray for Chinese and Vietnamese new years celebrations on Australia day, next year. The association wants to close off an area bounded by Leeds, Paisley and Hopkins sts and the BiLo supermarket from 10am to 5pm on Australia day.

40 years ago

November 17, 1981

The Gellibrand Young Liberals have called on the state government to legalise poker machines. A spokesman, Mr John McRae, said yesterday the state government had no excuse for not putting the poker machine issue to parliament “as soon as possible.”