PRE-HAMPDEN: The Company Bridge was opened in 1862 and lasted with difficulties until the Hampden Bridge was opened in 1895 after which it was demolished.
In the past
- A three-year police inquiry into the death of Wagga teenager, Sally Ann Jones, has resulted in a 30-year-old man, Kenneth Barry Cannon being charged with murder.
- A new set of traffic lights at the corner of Lake Albert Road and Faye Avenue were switched on by Wagga’s mayor, Ald. Pat Brassil.
- Superintendent Perce Carter, NSW PCYC president presented a certificate of recognition to Fred Loneragan for his service to the PCYC and for his special initiatives for young people at risk.
- President of the Lecturers Association of NSW, Mr Tom Watson, questioned a proposal by CSU Vice-Chancellor Cliff Blake to substantially restructure the university along centralist lines.
- Vic Wilkinson, Regional Director of the Lands Department has retired after 42 years with the department. He joined as a cadet in 1948 and qualified as a land and engineering surveyor in 1955.
- Wagga’s Scott Eisenhauer celebrated his 18th birthday with selection in the Australian U20 touch team.
- Canberra Raiders coach Tim Sheens led a coaching clinic at Weissel Oval.
- Wendy Corben, a fourth year pupil at Wagga High School, won both sections in the Hume Zone finals of the Youth Speaks for Australia, public speaking competition.
- A £10,000 program for major improvement works at Robertson Oval is to be drawn up by Wagga City Council.
- Wagga Public School P&C has elected Morris Gissing as the school’s distinguished ex-pupil for 1965 recognising in particular his services to youth in Wagga.
- One of Wagga’s oldest hotels, the Sportsman’s Hotel on Kincaid Street is being renovated at a cost of £30,000.
- The laying of a telephone cable in Johnston Street to support the new Wagga TAB caused confusion on Sunday for late churchgoers.
- Wagga Chamber of Commerce Permanent Building Society was offering 6% per annum for savings with no fixed term.
- Wagga Men’s Hockey Association convincingly defeated Border (Albury) to regain the Pal Young Cup.
What’s on for Riverina history
- Saturday, July 11 at 1pm: Tumba Rail at Ladysmith Railway Station. For details Phone 6922 5030.
- Wednesday, July 15 at 7.30pm: Monthly Meeting, Wagga and District Family History Society, Tarakan Ave. See the updated library. Phone 6925 0319.
- Friday, July 17 at 8pm: Monthly Meeting Wagga Antiques Society at ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street. Show and Tell antique and vintage clothing. For details Phone 6921 3096.
- Sunday, July 19 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.
- Monday, July 20 at 7.30pm: Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society Meeting, Museum of the Riverina, Botanic Gardens. Speaker Nancye Blacklow on CSU South Campus History.
- Tuesday, July 21 at 5pm: Monthly Meeting Wagga Rail Heritage Association at Wagga Railway Station.