A home improvement project has uncovered an unexpected slice of Wagga's history from more than 30 years ago.
Wagga resident Josh Howell was knocking down his laundry wall on Saturday when his renovation efforts revealed part of The Daily Advertiser February 6 edition from 1988.
Mr Howell said he wasn't sure if the newspaper was meant as a deliberate mini time capsule in the timber board wall, or the result of a builder who got a bit lazy.
"I was just ripping some walls out and just found a couple of rolled-up newspapers - not whole papers - the front and back two pages.
"Either (the builders) were having a smoko and tucked up in there or someone rolled it up and put it there in the hopes that someone would find it one day" he said.
"I'm pretty sure when I bought the house it was a 1988 build, it would have been within those few years.
"I have renovated the house a little over the years and judging by the state of that part of the house it could have been there when they originally built.
"I've been a tradie myself for a few years and I've seen a fair few things go into walls where nobody is going to find them."
Showing that some things have not changed since 1988, the main story in the The Daily Advertiser more than 30 years ago concerned workers being granted a $6 wage rise, and business concern about subsequent costs.
A prominent story also concerned difficulties in retaining rural doctors and complaints about the a 'nanny state'.
A front page banner also made reference to Wagga winning the top prize in the Tidy Towns awards in 1988.