On this day …….. 2nd of June 1942
There was a rush on clothing stores in Wangaratta on this day in 1942, when new leaked out that clothes rationing was about to be introduced for the duration of the war. People thought they had better get in and buy up before the ration books started appearing. To stop the panic buying, the government allocated shops a daily quota. As allocations sold out early in the day, this put out of town people at a disadvantage, so Wangaratta stores set aside Thursdays for country customers, until ration books were issued.