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Woolies checkout champion (1967) | RetroFocus

Retail grocery chain Woolworths held its annual Checker of the Year competition in September 1967.

After correctly tallying up 30 groceries in 40 seconds, entrants would then need to pass a written test before being assessed on personality, appearance, deportment and speech.

$750 cash, a two-week holiday to New Zealand, plus a trophy and sash all awaited the winner.

This segment aired on the ABC’s This Day Tonight on 21 September 1967.

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