Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 Years Ago
Heavy rainfall was a welcome relief for farmers with more than 50mm of rain falling over 24 hours.
Highly respected journalist and public relations officer, Brian Sheppard, who was aged 52 died in his Wagga home after a brief illness.
Jamie Bagley, co-owner of the popular Bagley's restaurant married the restaurant's matre d'htel, Tedra Miller at the Mount Erin Chapel before about 130 guests.
Mount Austin High School graduate received an award of excellence from Education Minister Virginia Chadwick recognising outstanding academic achievement.
Wagga writer, poet and Charles Sturt University senior lecturer is a finalist in the "Poetry Olympics" to be held at the Sydney Opera House.
Lindy Hackett, who was one of seven Wagga TAFE students competing in the cocktail competition at the International Catering Trade Fair held in Sydney, was awarded second place, winning a trophy and a $250 prize.
Bill Hurd, founder and patron of Kurrajong-Waratah Industries has died in Melbourne aged 93.
Centacare diocesan director, Father John Shanahan has lodged a development application with Wagga City Council o establish a youth refuge at San Isadore.
Amanda Ward, a Mount Austin High School student who works part-time at Kentucky Fried Chicken is the latest winner of the Rotary young achiever award.
More than 80 people attended a public meeting to gauge support for a proposed Masonic retirement village in Wagga.
John Moffitt took part in Pope John Paul II's mass for the beatification of Mary MacKillop at Randwick Racecourse.
The inaugural three-day great canoe race on the Murrumbidgee River from Gundagai to Wagga was organised by Riverina Area Venturer leader, Pat Honor.
Reverend Malcolm Armstrong has taken up duties as pastor of the Ashmont Baptist Church.
50 Years Ago
Edmondson's Marble Championships have been run over the past three weeks as a school holiday activity. Winner of the senior competition was Wayne Wilson and the under 8s, Leon Hedley.
About 50 young golf enthusiasts are attending a week-long coaching school in Wagga organised by the Riverina Golf Association and the Rothman's National Sports Foundation.
Mr. M E Beatton has started work as the new principal at Wagga High School.
A Wagga taxi driver was convicted on two fraud charges after telling police he had been attacked and robbed by an unseen assailant.
A pack of savage dogs fatally mauled two lambs and two ewes on the Wagga High School farm.
One person has been killed and 13 others injured in another black weekend on Riverina roads.
Fays are advertising Bata school shoes in the Daily Advertiser, priced from $5.99 for boys and $6.99 for girls.
Chairman of the Interim Council for the proposed Riverina College of Advanced Education, Mr. Peter Hastie said that a college principal would be appointed as soon as possible with the position to be advertised throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Well-known Wagga curate, Father G. Iverson, has been transferred to Griffith after almost six years in Wagga.
Sweet Charity, starring Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban and Sammy Davis Jr., is screening at Hoyts theatre.
District Employment Officer, Mr. R L Condon, said that Wagga has a higher number of unemployed women than most NSW country towns because of a lack of industry.
The Wagga Chamber of Commerce has appointed former secretary, Mr. Ron Castle to conduct its secretarial affairs.
Chairman of the Wagga Chamber of Commerce night watchman service, Mr. Charles Croker announced that they were now available to provide a payroll protection service.
The new Salvation Army Corps Officer for Wagga is Captain Arthur Price who has previously served in Bowral and Albury.