Compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Warren Smith and Max Shepherd conducted a two-day camp at Borambola for 50 talented young cricketers.
Miss Wagga, Kylie Jacobson, and Community Princess, Karen Ingram, were welcomed back from their overseas trip at a civic reception attended by about 50 people.
At the reception, councillor Mary Kidson, suggested the introduction of a similar quest for the cities young men.
High profile chief executive officer of Wagga Base Hospital, Nancye Piercy has gained the top job in the new Riverina Health Service.
CSU researchers have found a strong link between rye grass pollen and asthma attacks.
The Wagga Squash courts in Bardo Lane were sold at auction for $90,000.
Wagga Golf Club President, David Byfield presented a cheque for $700 raised at a charity golf day to Paul Smyth representing St Vincent de Paul
John Rumens from the Riverina Institute of TAFE presented graduation certificates to eight trainee RAAF cooks who finalised their 18 months of instruction with a full international buffet.
24-hour trading recently introduced by Coles supermarket was described as “fabulous” by store manager, Garry Webster.
The annual 1RTB Kapooka Beating the Retreat ceremony was held in Baylis Street outside the Wagga Council Chambers.
50 YEARS AGO
Don Jones has retired after almost 25 years and Amoco have purchased Don Jones Tyre Service on the corner Baylis and Edward Street with plans to demolish the building to make way for a new service station.
Mayor, Alderman R J Harris suggested that North Wagga should be developed as a garden suburb and that if present circumstances continued it would “certainly develop into a slum”.
Mr D Kennedy and Mr R Gray from Wagga Apex Club presented a cheque for $3815 the proceeds from a recent pole sitting stunt to chairman of the Murrumbidgee Ambulance Service, Mr M Gissing.
Second Wagga Scout Troop collected 300 dozen bottles in a fund-raising bottle drive.
The Riverina’s oldest resident, Mrs Rose Daley of Peter Street, has died at the age of 103.
Wagga Teachers College is advertising for a night Watchman with a salary of $43.34 including shift allowances for a 30-hour week.
Sean Connery is staring as James Bond in You Only Live Twice at Hoyts Wagga Drive-In.
The Murrumbidgee River has risen to about 21 feet and is causing minor flooding over the north Wagga flats for a few days.
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