Compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
After 45 years of outstanding service to the Returned Services League, former secretary-manager of the RSL Club, Wal Spokes has been forced to resign from the club’s board of directors because of ill health.
The planned $4.4 million upgrading of Wagga’s Sturt Mall has been thrown into confusion because of a disagreement between Coles and the Mall owners over car parking.
Karen Peacock, manager of Newstart at the Department of Social Security in Wagga, has been honoured in the Australia Day Awards for her service to the Department and to the community.
Ald Joe Mason-Cox said the RTA needed “a good kick in the pants” over delays in the building of a bridge to replace the Hampden bridge.
A better than expected return saw council gain income of $1,139,619 from the Livestock Marketing Centre in 1992, more than $230,000 than in 1991.
Val Miller, Ron Grose and Shirley Pither were presented with achievement awards at Wagga’s Australia Day ceremony, by Wagga Mayor Ald Pat Brassil.
John Harding, Executive Director of Charles Sturt University says International Office said that CSU was confident of enrolling 500 overseas students this year across its three campuses.
Bob Quarmby, spokesman for the owners of Kooringal Mall said a $500,000 facelift this year would include an expansion of Cannon’s supermarket and the addition of several new shops
50 YEARS AGO
Colonel C H A East who joined the army in 1939 as a private has taken over as Commandant of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion.
Wagga had its hottest post-war day when the mercury reached 112 degrees at 3pm on Thursday.
Free compulsory chest x-rays to help eradicate tuberculosis are available from mobile units currently visiting Wagga and district,
Charlie Shaw at Huthwaite’s Machinery is advertising great deals and financing on Massey Ferguson headers and bailers.
The Dinner Dance at the Astor Motel this Saturday features Joy Lovegrove with the Latin American and modern beat of the Harry Moreels Quartette.