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

PAST: Wagga Saleyards were in Travers Street until relocated to Bomen as the Livestock Marketing Centre in 1977. Contact Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society at www.wwdhs.org.au  or on Facebook at wagga.history.
PAST: Wagga Saleyards were in Travers Street until relocated to Bomen as the Livestock Marketing Centre in 1977. Contact Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society at www.wwdhs.org.au or on Facebook at wagga.history.

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

25 YEARS AGO

Michael Chamberlain, a long serving partner who is retiring from local chartered accountancy firm, Adams Kenneally White and Co, is farewelled by colleagues including John Wright, Rodney Parsons, Michael McCormack and John Mason.

Ald Geoff Burch said that council is wrong in its decision against a pedestrian crossing in Docker Street.

Lawrie Maher, outgoing president of Wagga Lions Club, has handed over to new president Roy White at their changeover dinner held at the Commercial Club.

Garry Hiscock, Wagga and District Horse Facilities Council, has welcomed the decision of Wagga City Council to take control of land in Kooringal Road for a multi-purpose centre.

Bruce’s Barber Shop is closing after 65 years of trading in Wagga. Current owner Jack Freeman is merging with Brian Elliott to form Freeman’s and Elliott Hairdressing at the Union Club Hotel

Wagga’s Noah’s Ark Toy Library will remain open after an awareness campaign to save it from closure said publicity officer, Gay Karas.

 Ald Mary Kidson warned that the council chambers are overcrowded and a possible health risk with a new building the only long-term solution.

Bridget Jane Howard wore an old-world gown of cream lace in a classic design trimmed with pearls for her marriage to Rodney Brian Favero in the Mount Erin Chapel.

John Egan has taken over from John Ashton as Wollundry Rotary Club president.

50 YEARS AGO

Science teacher at Wagga High School, Barry Cottam, has established himself as a leading utility player for the Wagga Magpies rugby league team.

Wagga City Council has agreed to allow taxi drivers to wear shorts during the summer on a trial basis.

The Member for Wagga, Wal Fife, has been sworn in as the NSW Minister for Mines.

165 graduating apprentices from the RAAF School of Technical Training at Forest Hill marched down Baylis Street led by the RAAF Central Band.

 Waltons is advertising the Empisal “Knit and Weave” knitting machine as an exciting low-cost way to double the families wardrobe at just £59/15.

Wagga High School captains, Jeff Wilson and Wendy Corben, are pictured in The Daily Advertiser accepting the interschool sports team shield won from Griffith High School.

Drama Festival organiser June Dunn announced Peter O’Shaughnessy will adjudicate this year’s festival.

WHAT’S ON: June 27 at 5pm: Meeting Wagga Rail Heritage Association, 61 Railway Street. Phone 6932 3157. July 1: Murrumbidgee River photo exhibition opens at Museum of the Riverina