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

STILL LIFE: T. Edmondson and Co was in Gurwood Street on the present Woolworths site from 1868 until 1973. This photo features on an early 20th century postcard courtesy Sherry Morris Collection.
STILL LIFE: T. Edmondson and Co was in Gurwood Street on the present Woolworths site from 1868 until 1973. This photo features on an early 20th century postcard courtesy Sherry Morris Collection.

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

25 YEARS AGO

The Riverina Academy of Sport has been officially opened by the former Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing, George Souris.

Edith Brill and Henrietta Cox both celebrated their 100th birthdays today.

Young priests, Peter Joseph and Peter Murphy are ordained at St Michaels Cathedral.

Member for Wagga, Joe Schipp, stormed out of a press conference at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club accusing the Riverina ABC radio station of bias.

Harvey World Travel representative, Paul Blackett presented a cheque to Riverina Football League president, Trevor Tippling as a prize for the League’s best and fairest player.

The $4.7 million redevelopment of the Sturt Mall has been delayed as developers continue negotiations with Wagga City Council over some of the conditions imposed by Council.

The proprietor of a Wagga business which had cockroaches “too numerous to count” was fined $500 in Wagga Local Court.

Institute Director, Barry Peddle said the new $150,000 Riverina Institute of TAFE headquarters will be occupied this week or next.

50 YEARS AGO

Wagga firm, Hanks and Lindsay are exporting cast iron pipe fittings of their own design to Papua and New Guinea as part of a Government contract.

Distinguished soldier and former captain of Wagga High School, Colonel T W Young has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday list.

Scouts District Commissioner, Morris Gissing has announced the formation of a new Scout Group at Ashmont.

Mrs D Kelynack has been elected president of the women’s branch of the Wagga Liberal Party at the Annual meeting and luncheon held at the Royal Hotel.

Miss Patricia Russell and Mr Ron Davis celebrated their engagement at the Wagga Leagues Club.

Wagga’s first-ever religious census has revealed that the Church of England is the most widely followed denomination with a 1.1% lead over Catholicism.

President, Mrs B Whiting and Secretary, Miss J Hollaway have inspected the Wagga Quota Club’s Wishing Well under construction as one of the highlights of the new Wagga Civic Centre.

President, Mrs Les Bagley presented trophies at the Wagga Golf Club Associate championships to Mrs Ivan Dummett, Mrs B Adams and Mrs N Spring.

Miss Carol Templeton celebrated her 21st birthday at the Old RSL Hall.

More than 200 women packed the Wagga Leagues Club Lounge for a seminar for woolgrower’s wives.

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