In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 Years Ago
Director of Medical Services at Wagga Base Hospital, Dr Joe McGirr, said National Party Leader and Member for Farrer, Tim Fischer, was very lucky to have survived a two-car collision at Lockhart.
Higher School Certificate results arrived by post with many students collecting their results from the mail centre in Forsyth Street as early as 6.30am.
Julian Donovan from Trinity Senior High School had Wagga’s top Higher School Certificate score with a Tertiary Entrance Score of 99.8
73-year-old, Gezina Kolder from Wagga gained a mark of 73 in her Indonesian exam placing her in the top 10% of the state for the subject.
Wagga dentist, Peter Crozier was elected recently as State president of the Australian Dental Association.
Four men will face Wagga Local Court after they allegedly stole about 80kg of meat valued at $500 from Cargill Foods Abattoir at Bomen.
Wagga cyclist, Shane Menz won three gold medals at the NSW State track championships.
A Wagga man was jailed for three months for bashing a priest at St Michael’s presbytery.
A meeting between Wagga police and the aboriginal community gave support to the establishment of an Aboriginal community liaison officer’s position in Wagga.
Wagga Salvation Army Commanding Officers, Brian and Christine Unicomb are leaving Wagga after four years.
Tourism Wagga Wagga’s executive officer, Drew Porter said 75,000 copies of a glossy colour booklet entitled “The Wonders of Wagga and Region” have been produced for distribution throughout Australia and across the globe.
50 Years Ago
Former Wagga High School student, Colin Westman was placed equal eighth in the State for Mathematics and equal 56th in Science.
Wagga won the Hedditch Cup from holders, Griffith by a wicket and six runs with Wagga’s stars being A Smith and G Corben.
TAA aircraft are refuelling at Forest Hill Airport which is the last refuelling base for planes in NSW following a strike by TAA ground staff.
Wagga detective Det. Sgt. A McIllree has been transferred as Detective Sergeant in charge to Kempsey after almost 14 years in the Riverina.
Commanding Officer, Air Commodore G F De La Rue welcomed more than 150 apprentices beginning a two-and-a-half-year training course at Forest Hill RAAF Base.
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