In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society
25 Years Ago
A miracle is needed to save local farmers according to local agronomist, Steve Sutherland as Wagga joins the 93% of New South Wales which has been drought declared.
Council has voted to retain the current council chambers while placing plans to upgrade the Northside Complex on hold and calling for a design brief for a new administration building.
Well known former Wagga RSL sub-branch president and long time city resident, Jack Skeers has died at the age of 83.
Warwick Hastie and John Harding as well as sitting member, Joe Schipp have all declared their intention to contest Liberal Party pre-selection for the seat of Wagga Wagga.
Kooringal Rotary Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary Dinner with four active charter members, Wal Breust, Greg Knight, Kevin Warden and Michael Lennon attending.
A crowd estimated at 26,000 attended the Wagga Show over three days making it a complete success according to show society secretary, Bruce Mulqueeney.
Shannon Dunn was announced as 1994 Miss Showgirl at the Wagga Show.
Member for Wagga, Joe Schipp has welcomed provision of extra District Court sittings in Wagga next year.
Wagga Leagues Club conferred life membership on David Hand and Paul Fitzgerald.
Wagga Teachers College students and lecturers caught up at a weekend 40th anniversary reunion.
Vandals attacked 23 Chinese monuments at the Wagga Monumental Cemetery.
Councillor Pat Brassil survived a challenge from Councillor Joe Mason-Cox to win a sixth term as Mayor of Wagga.
Mr Miro Martin has been appointed as principal at St Joseph's Primary School which will reopen next year.
Chris Mooney, president of the Ratepayers and Citizens Association has criticised an "obvious escalation" in the number of indoor staff employed by Wagga City Council.
50 Years Ago
Mt Austin High School principal, Mr C S Oliver said students were expected to conform with school regulations relating to hairstyles or face expulsion.
Twenty people have died as a result of road accidents in Wagga this year which is down from twenty-six for the same period last year according to Traffic Supervisor at Wagga, Sgt L G Robinson.
Wagga police have warned people to be on guard against thieves and confidence tricksters during the Wagga Show.
Charter President Greg Knight accepted the Club Charter from Rotary District Governor, Keith Pike at the Wagga-Kooringal Rotary Club's inaugural dinner held at Romano's Hotel.
Miss Gwen Ansell was chosen as Princess of the Ball at the Collingullie Host and Hostess Cabaret Ball.
Miss Heather Lashbrook was named this year's Miss Showgirl at the Wagga Show.
Deputy principal at Watson High School in Canberra has been appointed as principal at Wagga High School following on from Mr Arthur Judd who has been appointed principal at Melrose High School in Canberra.
Wagga Teachers College is recruiting a Typist-Telephonist with a minimum age of 16 years and a salary range of $1050 o $2173 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
Miss Wagga, Dawn Lowe led the annual Lions Club Showtime parade along Wagga's main streets. The Electricity Commission was judged to have the most attractive float in the parade.
Huthwaites Machinery is celebrating 44 years of service in the Wagga district.
The ninth annual contest between NSW and Victoria Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Clubs is being held at "Connorton" at the eight-mile peg on the Uranquinty Road.
Livestock Officer for Pigs in the Southern Region, George Simpson was presented with life membership of the Wagga Show Society after 22 years of service.
Jack Holden was re-elected as chairman of the Wagga Pastures Protection Board.
Lola Schirmer won the Wagga Tenpin Bowling Championships at the Wagga Bowl.
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