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

WELL-KNOWN: 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.
WELL-KNOWN: 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

A co-celebrated mass with Bishop William Brennan and Archbishop Francis Carroll was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wagga Diocese.

370 letters calling for pedestrian crossing lights in Docker Street were delivered to Town Clerk, Brian Andrews.

Wagga’s Reverend Daphne May is leaving to take up a position as deacon in charge of St John’s Anglican Church at Boorowa.

Wagga’s Inner Wheel Club raised $8500 last year for the mammography van appeal.

Commodore Arleen Jarrick said that the Boat Club will soon be profitable again after a loss of $20,000 last financial year.

More than 500 scouts from all over NSW attended the NSW Scout State Rally at Wagga District Kurrajong Scout Camp.

Hazelton Airlines told Wagga Mayor, Pat Brassil that it intended to lodge an application for a Wagga-Sydney service.

50 YEARS AGO

Marilyn Richter and Norma Bell-Chambers from Mt Austin scored 121 goals between them in five matches at a Riverina Schoolgirls Basketball Carnival held at South Wagga.

School teachers, Jim Quinn and Barbara Pedersen, dined at Romano’s Hotel on Saturday night to celebrate Wagga High School’s 13 to 12 victory in the Scott Shield played against Christian Brothers.

Two Wagga Queens Scouts, Michael Nye and Geoff Harris, have been chosen to open the car door for Governor and Chief Scout for NSW, Sir Roden Cutler when he visits Wagga soon.

Barry Griffiths a director of Buckman Building Group has returned from a “globe circling” study tour of current building activity.

The Master Ladies’ Hairdressers Association is sponsoring a hairdressing competition at the Police Citizens Boys Club.

The Wagga Teachers College production of Princess Ida is playing at the College Auditorium.

The Wagga Export Co. Pty Ltd is advertising Saturday morning “housewives” meat and poultry specials including T-Bone steak for 65 cents per pound.

A Police Charity Golf tournament was held at the Country Club with proceeds assisting the RVN Children’s Ward Appeal.

WHAT’S ON: August 4 at 7.30pm. Wagga Veterans & Vintage Motor Club. Phone 69224674. August 6 at 10.30am, Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today. August 12 at 1pm, Tumba Rail at Ladysmith Railway Station. Augusut 16 at 7.30pm, Wagga & District Family History Society, 24 Tarakan Avenue. "Trove". Phone 6925 0319. August 18 at 8pm, Monthly Meeting Wagga Antiques Society at ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street. Conservation of vintage fabrics. Contact www.wwdhs.org.au  or on Facebook at wagga.history.