Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
World War II veterans of the landing at Balikpapan, Borneo, Jack Morgan, Jack McGinn, and Ken Bedggood were among 100 veterans honoured at the Australia Remembers (1939-45) race meeting at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
More than 200 people attended the opening of the RAAF Heritage Museum at RAAF Base Wagga.
A Department of Local Government study found that Wagga's average general funds rates bill in 1993 was $422 compared to Dubbo at $469.10 and Albury at $705.89.
Wagga City Council adopted a motion moved by Cr Dennis Blackett to convey to the Australian and French governments its outright opposition to the resumption of French nuclear testing in the Pacific area.
Mount Austin Public School students, Dennis Atkinson and Kahlia Morgan raised the Aboriginal flag at the school to mark the start of Koori Week.
Astor Hotel licensee Greg Williams said that he was both surprised and thrilled that the hotel was ranked number eight in the state for total liquor sales and was the number one seller of light beer.
Singers Deidre Moulden and Jacinta Tooze with pianist Nichole Rosengren are presenting a dinner-and-music show at the Leagues Club paying tribute to jazz greats.
Wendy Parkhurst has been appointed as the Wagga Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new employment and training field officer.
Wagga Education Centre's executive officer Kerrie Green said that the Centre is facing significant changes in the face of federal government plans to withdraw funding.
50 YEARS AGO
Officers of the Justice and Prisons Departments are considering the addition of toilets for women at the Wagga Court House to allow the inclusion of women on the jury list, presently restricted to men because there are no women's toilets available.
Two of David Jones' oldest employees, Bill Genner and Ralph Canning who joined the firm of David Copland more than 40 years ago were farewelled and thanked for their outstanding service by David Jones Canberra manager, Mr D. Alexander.
Airlines of NSW is preparing for a 44-minute jet service from Wagga to Sydney with government approval expected later this year.
District Manager for Ampol Reg Hocking said that nearly 150 cars in the Ampol Rally will arrive in Wagga this week for a 10-hour stopover.
One thousand people attended a passing out parade at Kapooka inspected by Major General D. Vincent and Col. C H East, Commanding Officer Kapooka Military Area.
Mr Jack Kirwan was presented with a gold watch recognising over 30 years service with the Riverina Sawmilling Company.
Fulham Gardens in Gurwood Street is selling Balinglo navels, 10 for 30 cents, red carrots, 3lb for 20 cents and juicy grapefruit, 3 for 20 cents.
President Mrs T. Flynn said Calvary Hospital Auxiliary had donated equipment to the hospital last year valued at more than $2230.
The Scout Gang Show from Albury is being presented in Wagga's Civic Theatre.
Pam Hoye and Peter McCullouch were presented with Rotary Youth Leadership Awards by South Wagga Rotary.