25 years ago
Deputy Town Clerk, Tony Elphick described the Oakes Report on local government and revenue raising as unworkable, a disaster and a load of garbage.
Top cricketers, Doug Walters, Steve and Mark Waugh, Brad McNamara and Mark Taylor will be playing in the annual Toohey’s country cricket challenge at Robertson Oval.
Water quality in the Murrumbidgee River will be one of the first issues addressed by the newly formed Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Committee.
Council’s Growth and Tourism committee will recommend that council support the newly formed Riverina Regional Development Board with a contribution of seven cents per head of population.
Alan Larcombe commenced work as Wagga City Council’s new chief health and building surveyor.
Academic staff at Charles Sturt University Riverina are supporting a half day strike as part of a national campaign focused on academic salaries and award restructuring.
Council’s community development committee rejected proposals by the art gallery’s board of trustees to charge an entry fee for non-ratepayers visiting the Trail Street gallery.
50 years ago
St Andrew’s flower show had a large entry despite the poor season. Winner of the best exhibit in the decorative section was Mrs P Cameron.
Principal of Wagga High School, Mr W C Atkinson is pictured inspecting a plaque unveiled to commemorate work done for the school P&C association by Messrs J R and E Williams.
Wagga sportswoman, Miss Narelle Baker has become the second country fencer to ever win a NSW title.
Estate lands of 876 acres at Lake Albert were sold on behalf of the Estate of the late CH Brunskill for a total of £85,324.
The Lake Road Auto Port, Wagga’s fourth Shell service station is now open on Lake Road next to the Shell depot and has been designed to cater for the rapidly growing Kooringal area.
Three cases of scarlet fever were reported in the Gumly area.
At the Mt Erin Presentation Convent’s annual speech night awards included Helen Byrnes, dux of school, Cecily Gray, most outstanding student and Carol Whitty, school captain.
Sunday, October 18 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.
Monday, October 19 at 7.30pm: Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society Meeting, Museum of the Riverina, Botanic Gardens.
Tuesday, October 20 at 5pm: Monthly meeting Wagga Rail Heritage Association at Wagga Railway Station.
Wednesday, October 21 at 7.30pm: Ian Hodges speaking, Wagga and District Family History Society, Tarakan Avenue. Phone 6925 0319.
Sunday, November 1 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.
Friday, November 6 at 7.30pm: Wagga Veterans & Vintage Motor Club. Phone 6224 674.
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