Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Councillor Osborne said Wagga needed a second lake with Lake Albert inadequate for many water sports and boating.
Known affectionately as Wagga's trivia king, Bernie O'Connor has died at the age of 40y after a two-year battle with cancer.
The Sturt Highway through Wagga will be upgraded over the next three years at a cost of up to $6 million.
Wagga City Bowling Club members have voted to relocate to the Leagues Club where it plans to build two bowling greens and a small clubhouse.
John Crosier, who spoke at Probus this week, has compiled an autobiography tracing his ancestors back to 1751.
Wagga taxi's have a new rostering system which will see half the usual number of cabs on the road on some week nights.
Allan Norris will attend a special forum at the Homebush Olympic Centre seeking potential benefits for the region from the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
Kooringal High School boys' volleyball team was again named Riverina champions.
The William Farrer Hotel was the victim of Wagga's third major robbery in three weeks when $5000 was stolen on Tuesday night.
The first students to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) by distance education graduated at CSU.
Lights at the Jubilee Park synthetic hockey field were officially switched on by Member for Wagga, Joe Schipp.
50 YEARS AGO
Mr Harold Fife, President of the Wagga Sub-Branch of the RSL described this years Anzac Day march as "by far the most successful held" with an estimated 3000 people standing three and four deep along Baylis Street.
Mayor, Ald R J Harris said that Wagga's population was now in excess of 27,500.
The number of persons receiving unemployment benefits in Wagga at the end of March was far less than the same time last year during the drought.
Dr Peter and Mrs Macneill's house in Coleman Street has been restored to the glory of its 1880's construction.
Miss Dianne Hoar, Mrs V Cummins and Mrs Keith Donald won the fashion at Loretto Home of Compassion Charity race meeting.
Col Forrell's Orchestra played for more than 200 parishioners and friends attending the South Wagga Anglican Parish Ball at the Police Boys Club.
Fourteen-year-old Alan Honeysett broke the standing record at Mt Austin High's annual sports day by clearing five foot two inches in the under 15 high jump.
Gordon Braid from Wagga Motors presented Miss Wagga, Dawn Lowe, with a brand-new Holden Torana car for use during her term.