We’ve headed to the archives to bring you the latest in the Daily Advertiser’s flashback picture gallery series and this week’s edition comes straight to you from 1996.
Take a scroll through our photos to see whose faces made the paper as we headed into back to school, swimming carnivals and the end of summer.
Here’s a glimpse of what was making news around the city:
There was a tear of two, but for the most part Mater Dei Primary School’s newest pupils put on brave faces when they ventured into the kindergarten classroom for the first time.
Five more government jobs in Wagga are to go, with an announcement by NSW Agriculture that its administrative operations will be rationalised. The move spelled the end of 19 payment centres across the state, dropping from 23 to four.
In a dramatic move, NSW Police Minister Paul Whelan has put a stop to the review of policing currently being conducted in five small Riverina towns. The veto may rescue one-man police stations at Urana, Berrigan, Rand, Walla and Henty, all threatened with closure under the review.
Cult comedian Jimeoin took to the Country Club for a round of golf before two shows at Wagga. The two Civic Theatre shows were sell-outs.
Turvey Tavern owners were furious at three vandalism attacks in eight days that cost the business thousands. “We have got to get through to people what is happening in this area,” Gavin Grant said. “People are being terrorised by juveniles and no one’s doing anything about it. The latest loutish behaviour – when would-be thieves smashed in newly-installed security doors – brought the damage bill to almost $8000.