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

WET TIMES: Morrow Street during the flood of 1891. On the left is the Council Chambers building which was completed in 1888. Picture: Gormly Collection CSURA RW98.25
WET TIMES: Morrow Street during the flood of 1891. On the left is the Council Chambers building which was completed in 1888. Picture: Gormly Collection CSURA RW98.25

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

25 YEARS AGO

Wagga City Council invited nominations from the public for four positions on its Multipurpose Centre steering committee.

Vice-chairman of the Gumi Festival, Mick Connors, returned from a visit to the Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrations saying that he was amazed by the size of the festival and the number of groups and businesses involved.

Wagga City Council will monitor noise levels coming from main street pubs and night spots following complaints from nearby residents.

Regional AIDS co-ordinator, Dalton Dupay, will addressed a caring and support seminar on HIV/AIDS held at the Wagga Education Centre.

The Wendy Hucker Nursing Home at the Haven celebrated its 21st birthday.

Thirty-six teams competed in the annual Wagga Hockey Association Packham Cup round robin at Jubilee Park.

Stuarts Kooringal Store advertised Garden City 2 litre milk for $1.79 and 1kg Omo laundry detergent for $2.49.

Phil Horwell has replaced Geoff Breust as vice chairman of Tourism Wagga Wagga.

Wagga chewed its way through 1000 Eagle Boys pizzas on Saturday night to raise $5000 for the Smith Family.

NSW Country Cricket co-ordinator Max Shepherd opened the second National Cricket Coaching Plan Level 1 course at the Borambola Sport and Recreation centre.

50 YEARS AGO

Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler opened Wagga’s new Administration Centre and Library.

Former Miss Leavenworth, Elaine Noll, arrived just in time for the opening of the new Civic Administration Centre after being delayed by visa trouble in Hawaii.

Nino Pekov’s market garden in Moorong Street is selling large cauliflowers for 30 cents each, delicious apples 20 cents a dozen and carrots 20 cents for 3 lb.

 President of the Wagga and District Bowling Association, Eddie Hale, presented the champion of club singles champion cup to Norman Nesire.

The Wagga Racing Pidgeon Club conducted a 90-mile race which was won by T Rudd’s bird averaging 1031 yards per minute for the journey.

Air Commodore J W Black from Forest Hill RAAF Base reviewed ninety members of the Wagga High School cadet corps during their annual review.

 The Wagga Art Society prize of $100 for secondary school students has been awarded to Peter Forrell of Wagga High School.

Mr Joe Hawkins led a Wagga and District Pony Club parade held in conjunction with the Pentathlon show jumping at the Wagga Showground.

Wagga manager for Fosseys, Mr Pat Davis, announced the opening of a second Fosseys store located in Baylis Street.

 Mr R L Wyly, Chief Assistant Electrical Engineer of the Southern Riverina Council said that a magpie was responsible for a 45-minute black which affected most of Wagga.

WHAT’S ON: 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.