THE Reserve Forces Day Council, Riverina, is seeking direct descendants of families from the Riverina whose forefathers fought in the Battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli, August 6 and 9, 1915.
In particular, descendants of the following: Hubert Richard Meager, Roy Wunsch, William Gladstone O’Regan, Arthur Belling, Edward Thomas Hardwick and Edward Oakes.
The above committee wished to honour any and all of these families at our Reserve Forces Day commemorative service on Sunday, June 28. If anybody is able to assist us with any information pertaining to these families, or others not listed above, please contact John Ploenges on 6922 9766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONCE again Wagga, especially the North side, is plagued with the potential flood problem.
Council’s ongoing dilemma: should we raise the levee banks, should we abandon North Wagga to the elements?
I hark back to the floods of the 50s when we were commandeered as a government institution to assist saving the lower end of Wagga. Towards this end, the party I was attached to, had the assistance of some Kapooka military camp engineering staff.
Among these was an officer who had made a study as to why Wagga was so prone to flooding.
It was this chap’s assertion that the main problem lay downstream of Wagga itself.
This caused by the Malebo Hill narrowing of the river stream creating a bottleneck, allowing a build of floodwater which could not escape, thus giving upstream flooding.
The solution was the obvious one - widen the bottleneck by blasting away a portion of the hillside. The officer made the comment that it would be a ready-made exercise for the Kapooka engineers.
If this option was feasible, would it not be a God send if the flooding problem was dead and buried for all time?
It may involve compensation for land holders involved but this amount would never outstrip the ongoing costs that repeating floods cost the ratepayers at present. I’m not aware if any approach was made wise to council at the time. Now would be an opportune time for council to explore the feasibility of such an action, prior to going overboard with a scheme that may make no difference to the present situation.
IT HAS come to my attention as a 19-year-old member of Wagga that it is becoming increasingly harder to obtain a job. I am unsure why this is becoming a larger common occurrence and as far as I'm concerned it is disgusting.
I have applied for almost 60 jobs since late December and I have not received one, so over the past week I have rang multiple employment agencies and I have all received the same answer, unless I am on a form of Centrelink benefit they cannot help me in my search for employment.
Now in saying that I will always refuse to obtain a form of Centrelink because I don't see it as a suitable excuse to get a job, as I do not want to be handed money from the hard working people of Wagga and for that matter the rest of the hardworking Australians,.
Why can't employment agencies help all young people obtain a job regardless if they are on Centrelink or no?
Is it government’s goal to make the older generations of Australians to work until their in their 70s while the younger generations struggle to gain employment and the skills to carry Australia into the future?
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