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

SCHOOL DAYS: Uranquinty Public School pupils in 1896. Teachers pictured are Mr Henry Brettell and his daughter, Hilda. Picture: Photo: CSURA RW145. Contact Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society at www.wwdhs.org.au.
SCHOOL DAYS: Uranquinty Public School pupils in 1896. Teachers pictured are Mr Henry Brettell and his daughter, Hilda. Picture: Photo: CSURA RW145. Contact Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society at www.wwdhs.org.au.

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

25 YEARS AGO

Boral Ltd has purchased the Hardys group of businesses in Wagga and Tumbarumba for $158 million.

CSU Winery won a gold medal for its 1992 Cowra chardonnay at the Cowra Wine Show.

Deputy town clerk, Tony Elphick, said more than 40 people have applied for Wagga City Council’s new $800 a week human resources manager position.

A development application has been submitted to Wagga City Council for a $4.65 million shopping centre at Glenfield Park.

Liberal candidate for Riverina, Bill Heffernan, is touring the electorate with NSW Premier, John Fahey.

Computerland is advertising Compaq 386 computers with 60 Mb hard disk and VGA colour monitor for $2,795.

Lyndoch, a property about 30 miles west of Wagga has been named as the preferred site for the Navy’s new multi-million-dollar radio transmitter

Local singer Heather Wall and pianist John Shephard are performing in another show, Naughty But Nice, at the Wagga Townhouse.

Co-founder of the Riverina Spraying Service, Alfred Sundstrom died following a long illness.

50 YEARS AGO

Dual Club Champion, Jim Stenmark defeated Murray Canham to win the Dr Tyrie Trophy at the Wagga Country Club.

Outgoing president of South Wagga Apex Club, Mr John Caspers, has handed over to the club’s incoming President, Mr Graham Burns.

No objection will be raised by Wagga City Council to a proposal by the city’s milk vendors to make evening instead of morning deliveries.

The Mt Erin High School junior debating team of Leonie Hale, Glenda Sellwood, Lorraine Butler and Noelene Smith have defeated Wagga High, Mt Austin High and Christian Brothers to win the interschool final.

Mr Anthony Kenning celebrated his 21st birthday at a party in the Marian Hall on Saturday night.

Mr O K Tyson has been re-elected chairman of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club for his seventh term.

Wagga Technical College principal, Mr C J Boardman, said Wagga was destined to become the centre of learning for the Riverina and Murrumbidgee Irrigation areas.

Victor Sumsky, aged 9, captained the Roosters who defeated Joeys in the Spring Street Little League 4 stone 7 finals.

An old building believed to be Wagga’s first butter factory was gutted by fire in Hammond Avenue.

WHAT’S ON: August 12 at 1pm, Tumba Rail at Ladysmith Railway Station. August 16 at 7.30pm, Wagga & District Family History Society. "Trove". Phone 6925 0319. August 18 at 8pm, Monthly meeting Wagga Antiques Society at ARCC Hall. Conservation of vintage fabrics.