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

HEALTH: Matron White was at Wagga Base Hospital from 1954 until 1972 during which time the number of nurses grew from 90 to over 200. Picture: Sherry Morris Collection

HEALTH: Matron White was at Wagga Base Hospital from 1954 until 1972 during which time the number of nurses grew from 90 to over 200. Picture: Sherry Morris Collection

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

25 YEARS AGO

A 1274-signature petition calling on Wagga City Council to complete a series of bicycle paths in Wagga was among 31 submissions received on council’s draft bicycle study.

Wagga Leagues Club has approved refurbishments and improvements to cost $2.5 million.

Stephanie Mary Starr was the first Mother’s Day 1992 baby born at the Wagga Base Hospital.

The 55th St Andrew’s Eisteddfod has begun with 400 young people expected to participate.

Paul Smithson of Jason Nissan presented a cheque to Ian Lamont and Lionel Love of the Wagga Picnic Race Club for sponsorship of the annual picnic race meeting to be held next week.

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ian Armstrong opened the new Wagga office of chartered accountants, Bird Cameron.

The inaugural Tourism Wagga Wagga Industry Awards for Excellence were launched.

Well known aviatrix, Nancy Bird Walton, is visiting Wagga and will speak at an Inner Wheel Club dinner.

Wagga City Council has approved a $4.7 million upgrade to the Sturt Mall.

Wagga interior designer, David Nimmo has been appointed to the board of the Society of Interior Designers of Australia (SIDA).

Tony Quinlivan, president of Kooringal Rotary and Tony Dominguez, president of Wagga Rotary have presented $2,000, raised at a recent Rotary Conference, to Fred Loneragan of the Wagga Police Citizens Youth Club.

50 YEARS AGO

Well known Wagga identity and managing director of Hardys Pty Ltd Mr Herbert Pettigrew (Snow) Davis has died at the age of 70 years.

Wagga City Council will confer Freedom of the City on two of Wagga’s most prominent citizens, Bishop of Wagga, Most Rev F A Henschke and former Mayor, Ald I J Jack.

The Anglican parish of Wagga has been split into two with the formation of a new parish based on St Paul’s Turvey Park.

Pictured in The Daily Advertiser enjoying the Wagga Spinsters Ball were Robin Englebrecht, Peter Dale, Jill Watson, Dianne Oakman and Ian Schirmer.

700 people attended to see 39 debutantes presented at the Grand Scottish Ball held at the Kyeamba Smith Hall.

A deputation lead by the mayor, Ald R J Harris to put the case for an inland gas pipeline through Wagga was disappointed by the response of the Minister for Lands and Mines, Mr T L Lewis.

The Wagga Women’s Hockey Association has expressed concern at the Wagga City Council’s attitude towards development of Wiradjuri reserve.

President of the Wagga Nursery Kindergarten Association, Mr Graham Thomson, said no definite site had been selected for a new kindergarten but Kooringal, Ashmont and Tolland were all possibilities.

 Wagga City Council had a net aggregate surplus of $57,914 for the 1966 financial year.

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What’s on

May 13: 1pm, Tumba Rail at Ladysmith Railway Station

May 16: 7.30pm, Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society Meeting, Museum of the Riverina, Botanic Gardens. Bill Tearle, his mother, Mrs Sheila Tearle, and Dame Mary Gilmore. Phone 6922 3614.

May 17: 7.30pm, Wagga & District Family History Society, 24 Tarakan Ave.  Wayne Doubleday from CSU Archives. Phone 6925 0319.

May 21: 10.30am, Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.

May 23: 5pm, monthly meeting Wagga Rail Heritage Association at Railway Rest House, 61 Railway Street. Phone 6932 3157.

May 26: 8pm, monthly meeting Wagga Antiques Society at ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street.Royal Doulton Collectables. Phone 6926 3555.

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