Looking back 50 and 25 years | IN THE PAST

ROUGH RIDE: Burt Murrell, an employee of Olive and Neville Parramore of ‘Murraguldrie', carrying a load of wool,  crossing the Humula Creek, in 1914. Picture: Contributed

ROUGH RIDE: Burt Murrell, an employee of Olive and Neville Parramore of ‘Murraguldrie', carrying a load of wool, crossing the Humula Creek, in 1914. Picture: Contributed

Compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society

25 YEARS AGO

The old Scout Hall in Forsyth Street has been used for the last time with the First Wagga Scouts to relocate soon to Glenfield.

Ratepayers Association Secretary, Dr Edwin Brooks, criticised the Electoral Commission’s consideration of the proposed NSW electoral redistribution as “something out of Monty Python”.

Mortimer brothers, Steve, Peter and Chris were all back in Wagga for the rugby league weekend of Champions celebrations.

Eric Bogle is “In Concert” at the Civic Theatre.

A proposal costing $5.3 million has been put forward for redevelopment of the Wagga Courthouse.

A new Rotary Club (yet to be named) with president, Brian Andrews, has been formed to meet for breakfast on Tuesdays at the Garden Court restaurant in the Botanic Gardens.

Wagga Quota Club’s annual art and craft fair was held at the Kyeamba Smith Hall.

 Brother Carl Sherrin, Principal of Trinity High School, said that due to increasing numbers, 40 year 11 applicants for next year have been placed on a waiting list.

 Linda Mouat, a year 11 student at Kooringal High School, has gained a place at the prestigious CRA National Science Summer School.

Wagga PCYC co-ordinator, Constable Fred Loneragan, thanked Wollundry Rotary, Central Wagga Apex, Wagga City Council and the RTA for their help in establishing a bicycle training track at the club.

Kooringal Girl Guides are holding their annual springtime garden viewing.

50 YEARS AGO

Wagga City and RAAF 1 became joint premiers when they played a scoreless draw in the replay of the first grade grand final in the men’s hockey competition played at the Teachers College.

The Mayor, Ald I J Jack, officially opened the Edel Quinn Shelter following a blessing by the Bishop of Wagga the Most Rev F A Henschke.

Nearly 600 cubs attended the Riverina Jubilee Cub Rally held at the Wagga Showground.

Wagga and District Chamber of Commerce, Community Advancement Fund announced a $4000 loan to the Wagga Historical Society to help with construction of its Museum.

Leagues Club manager, Arthur Summons is pictured in The Daily Advertiser with his wife at the Leagues Club Ball.

Fourth Wagga Scouts, including Stewart Graham and Mike Nye, assisted by radio operator Sid Ward participated in the world wide Jamboree of the Air.

Eighty-four-year-old Ivy West is holding the third exhibition in five years of her watercolour paintings.

David Hoskinson of North Wagga celebrated his 90th birthday with a family party in the North Wagga Hall.

Well known Wagga insurance representative, R G Rootes, has sold more than $1 million personal insurance and gained a place in the exclusive AMP Millions Club.

What’s on

Sunday, October 16 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.

Monday, October 17 at 7.30pm: Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society meeting, Museum of the Riverina, Botanic Gardens. Speaker Diana Lovett. Phone 6922 3614.

Tuesday, October 18 at 5pm:  Monthly meeting Wagga Rail Heritage Association at Wagga Railway Station.

Wednesday, October 19 at 7.30pm: Wagga & District Family History Society, 24 Tarakan Avenue. Ian Hodges WWI Wagga soldiers. Phone 6925 0319.

Friday, October 21 at 8pm: Monthly meeting Wagga Antiques Society at ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street. Joe Dettling. Old Coins. Phone 6921 3096.

Friday, November 4 at 7.30pm: Wagga Veterans & Vintage Motor Club. Phone 6922 4674.

  • Contact Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society at www.wwdhs.org.au  or on Facebook at wagga.history.
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