Looking back 50 and 25 years from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society

WARM WELCOME: Wagga Railway Station in the 1950s. Back then Wagga was widely promoted as the "Garden City of the South".

WARM WELCOME: Wagga Railway Station in the 1950s. Back then Wagga was widely promoted as the "Garden City of the South".

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

25 Years Ago

Council auditor Gilbert (Tig) Thomas said Wagga City Council was one of the two best financially managed councils in NSW.

Ald Jim Eldridge has challenged moves by the William Farrer and Victoria hotels to extend their trading hours until 3am.

A police crackdown on offensive behaviour in Wagga’s streets has resulted in several offenders being convicted in Wagga Local Court.

A development application from Tom White to operate a fruit and vegetable shop from his Forest Hill home was quashed by Wagga City Council.

Two steam engines passed through Wagga as part of celebrations to mark 30 years of the standard rail gauge between Sydney and Melbourne.

Wagga’s old Post Office building, built in 1886 atop the hill in Fitzmaurice Street will be auctioned following relocation of the post office to Best Place.

The state Opposition is investigating Wagga’s petrol prices during the Easter School holidays.

A woman working for the Red Cross and a Presentation Sister from Mount Erin Convent both lost appeals against parking fines when they appealed to Wagga City Council’s works committee.

Ald Jim Eldridge called for cuts to Council staff numbers and entitlements to help fund improvements to street lighting.

50 Years Ago

Wagga’s Historical Museum officially opened by Member for Wagga Wal Fife.

650 guests travelled from as far away as Sydney and Melbourne to attend the Benedict’s Ball at Kyeamba Smith Hall said President of the ball committee, Mr Ken Post of Pulletop.

Members of the newly formed Wagga Civic Orchestra under the baton of Mr John Kitchingman performed for the first time this week.

The Hunter Bros’ Trophy for the Club Championship at the Wagga City Pistol Club was presented to Barry Wild.

The annual San Isadore Gymkhana featured a display by the Wagga Ripcord Sky Divers Club including the “Red Baron”, Gene Birmingham.

Mr R Vickery of “Talofa” Harefield was re-elected president of the Wagga branch of the YMCA.

Minister for Agriculture, Mr Chaffey presented Diploma to graduates at Wagga Agricultural College.

For the first time outside a metropolitan area, Wagga’s David Jones store is featuring a spectacular exhibition depicting the history of the America’s Cup.

The WEA is conducting classes for adults in French, Music appreciation and Geology.

Ross Anderson won the open mile event at the Christian Brothers High School sports carnival.

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