A Friday afternoon treat….

The following animal-themed images were all taken by the photographers of the Wagga Evening News, a short-lived newspaper started up by Frank Packer in 1954.  The photographers included Wal Blake, Phil Merchant, Keith Barlow, Murray Attiwell, and Wagga’s own Michael Pym.

Rules, schmules! July 1955 Photographer: Michael Pym [Wagga Evening News, RW1574/258]
Rules, schmules!
July 1955
Photographer: Michael Pym
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]
Someone's got to do the work! July 1955 Photographer: Michael Pym [Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]
Someone’s got to do the work!
July 1955
Photographer: Michael Pym
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]
On such a wet spring day, what's a dog to do but just sit and wait for rescue! 1 September 1955 Photographer: Phil Merchant [Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/259]
On such a wet spring day, what’s a dog to do but just sit and wait for rescue!
1 September 1955
Photographer: Phil Merchant
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/259]
Even dogs can go to Mardi Gras! 28 December 1954 [Wagga Evening News Collection, RW1574/253]
Even dogs can go to Mardi Gras!
28 December 1954
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/253]
This little fellow looks particularly sad at the sight of all the rubbish on the river bank. 1 January 1955 [Wagga Evening News Collection, RW1574/257]
This little fellow looks particularly sad at the sight of all the rubbish on the river bank.
1 January 1955
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/257]
A boy and his pony at a local Pony Club Gymkhana. 21 May 1955 Photographer: Murray Attiwell [Wagga Evening News Collection, RW1574/257]
A boy and his pony at a local Pony Club Gymkhana.
21 May 1955
Photographer: Murray Attiwell
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/257]
A cocker spaniel visiting Moran and Cato's. 10 August 1955 Photographer: Michael Pym [Wagga Evening News, RW1574/258]
Moran and Cato – a good place to find afternoon snacks.
10 August 1955
Photographer: Michael Pym
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]
A German Shepherd and their owner outside a Wagga butcher's shop - plus one teasing butcher! 19 July 1955 Photographer: Michael Pym [Wagga Evening News, RW1574/258]
A German Shepherd and their owner outside a Wagga butcher’s shop – plus one very teasing butcher!
19 July 1955
Photographer: Michael Pym
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]
Billy Graham and his cocker spaniel looking very interested in something... 1 August 1955 Photographer: Phil Merchant [Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]
Billy Graham and his dog looking very interested in something…
1 August 1955
Photographer: Phil Merchant
[Wagga Evening News collection, RW1574/258]

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2 thoughts on “A Friday afternoon treat….

    1. Hi Kaye,
      1953 is a little difficult – 99% of the photographs we have in our collection from the Wagga newspapers date from 1955-2001. But there is a very tiny amount that were taken before then (we included a few in the post above).

      If you’d like to try and find the photograph you’re looking for, you can contact us on archive@csu.edu.au or phone 6933 4590. Ideally, you can visit our Search Room in Turvey Park and go through the photographs yourself.
      Jillian.

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