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

RETURN: Eddie Graham was a very popular State Member for Wagga from 1941 until his death in 1957. He was born and educated at Lake Albert and is pictured here on one of his return visits to Lake Albert Primary School.
RETURN: Eddie Graham was a very popular State Member for Wagga from 1941 until his death in 1957. He was born and educated at Lake Albert and is pictured here on one of his return visits to Lake Albert Primary School.

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

25 Years Ago

Trinity High School’s Class of 1972 held a 20 year reunion at the Old Wagga Inn.

Hazelton Airlines has acquired a further two new SAAB 340B aircraft with an option of another two.

Last week’s 127th annual show was a record breaking event with 28,000 people passing through the gates over the three days.

Michael Mercer Wagga RSL Club Chief Executive has announced that for the year ended June 1992, the Club had a gross turnover of almost $5 and a profit of $574,768 including provisions of $399,747.

Gary Roberts, chairman of the Wagga Christian College Board said the school was disappointed with Council’s refusal to lower the speed limit on Kooringal Road from 80 to 60 kilometres per hour.

150 players are attending the National Association of lefthanded Golfers of Australia 27th championships at both Wagga’s Country Club and Wagga City Club.

After 40 years as a stock buyer representing three major meat companies well known saleyard identity Bill Cheshire has decided on a life of semi-retirement.

Wagga Bishop William Brennan and Provincial Superior of the Little Company of Mary, Sister Thora Specht oversaw the opening of Calvary Hospital’s $10 million redevelopment.

50 Years Ago

World vice-president of Rotary International, Mr Steve O’Halloran of Wagga was guest of honour at a Rotary District 207 presentation dinner held at Wagga.

Wagga Beach Lifesaving Club president, Ian Bell presented 21 bronze medallions to members who are preparing for official beach patrols to recommence on 21st October.

Wagga Leagues Club vice-president, Arthur Dixon presented the Kangaroos club best and fairest trophy to Ross Scott.

Only 1280 dogs have been registered and Wagga dog owners are advised that Council will soon begin a “blitz” on unregistered dogs.

Mick McCall has joined the advertising department of the Daily Advertiser.

Wagga’s newest shopping centre, The South Town Walk was opened by Member for Wagga, Mr Wal Fife.