Compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Finemore Holdings Limited announced a 34 per cent increase in after tax operating profit to $3.503 million for the 12 months to June 1993.
Noel Stair, Wagga Bureau of Meteorology, said the past two months were unusually warm for winter.
Wagga Technology High School student, Brendan Diessel was awarded an Esso medal in the UNSW Australian Schools Science Competition, having the equal highest mark of any Year 8 student in the state.
Muriel and Jim Waddell planted a tree in Wagga’s Botanic Gardens to mark a Day of Action Against Sexual Violence.
The licensee of North Wagga’s Palm and Pawn Hotel has lodged a development application with Wagga Council for nine-hole golf course opposite the pub.
Catholic School teachers vowed to continue industrial action after their first strike in the history of the Independent Teachers Association.
There was a full house at the Civic Theatre for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Wagga as part of its annual regional tour.
Wagga’s first ever “Bargain Bazaar” saw stalls erected outside 80 shops in Baylis and Fitzmaurice Street and raised about $3500 for the Smith Family.
Professor Cliff Blake has been reappointed as Charles Sturt University vice-chancellor.
Wagga City Council bush fire brigade team won first prize in the tanker-trailer event at the Bush Fire Service State Championships.
50 YEARS AGO
In a unanimous vote Wagga City Council decided to ask the State Planning Authority to rezone North Wagga and give residents the right to rebuild.
Wagga Legacy which is now helping over 600 widows and 400 children is hoping to raise $30,000 from its annual appeal.
Mr Patrick Edward Power (Sen), the man who founded the Riverina’s largest carrying business died at his home aged 94.
More than 200 farmers attended a pig management school at the Wagga Agricultural College the biggest of its type in the area for at least 10 years
Mr and Mrs R L Brunskill left Wagga as part of a study tour of the American and Canadian dairy industries.
Chief Librarian, Miss M G Marsh said that more than 400 books are believed to have been stolen from the Wagga City Library in the last three years.
M Rava & Co in Baylis Street are advertising the Simpson Wringer washing machine for $129.
Murrumbidgee Turf Club treasurer, Mr Phil Ellerman received a cheque for $30,171 from Mr Neville Roy, Regional Supervisor of the TAB.