In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Member for Wagga Joe Schipp said funding for stage two of the Wagga Base hospital redevelopment was on track despite failure of the government to include the funding in its September budget.
Drought-stricken, Wagga district farmers celebrated their second decent rainfall in less than a week.
Renowned grazing property "Kilgowlah" offered for the first time in three generations of the Osborne family was passed in at auction having reached $400 per acre.
Wagga women, Shirley Cheshire and Gwen Boatwright who have both been Breast Cancer Support Service Volunteers for over 15 years have been honoured with community service awards presented at Government House by the Governor's wife, Mrs Shirley Sinclair.
Petrol prices have plummeted in Sydney to around 64.9 cents a litre while Wagga prices have been steadily rising to around 74.9 cents a litre.
Kapooka's old chapel is to be relocated by the Wagga and District Historical Society to Willan's Hill where it can be used to set up an army display and an exhibition of Wagga City Council memorabilia.
50 Years Ago
Wagga's telephone number will soon change to six digits and new equipment at the Wagga telephone exchange will allow Wagga subscribers to dial S.T.D. to Sydney, Melbourne and Albury.
Recent heavy rains will cause nuisance flooding with the river at Wagga expected to peak at 20 feet six inches.
Wagga district's milk and cream production had reached a seasonal peak said the Agricultural Department's dairy officer, Mr J Chittick.
The Wagga Women's Basketball Association farewelled its vice-president, Nita McGrath who is leaving Wagga shortly with her husband, John McGrath who is science master at Wagga High School.
Mount Austin High School principal, Mr C S Oliver said that students face expulsion if their hairstyles fail to gain approval at special inspections.
Member for Wagga, Wal Fife said that ten new single brick veneer aged units will be available for in Wagga for occupation within six months.
Wagga City Council approved in principle plans by a Myer subsidiary to construct a multi-storey department store and carpark off Baylis Street.
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