It is now 100 years since our district was hit by the dreaded pneumonic influenza (or “Spanish Flu” as it … Continue reading Quarantined!
In almost 150 years of local government in Wagga Wagga, there have been nearly 250 citizens who have served as … Continue reading Trailblazing Women on Wagga Council
Back in 2014, we took a peek at the news the people of Wagga had received of the coming war … Continue reading “The Great Fact of Peace”
This week, The Daily Advertiser celebrated its 150th anniversary. Way back in 1868, on 10 October, the first issue of … Continue reading The Sesquicentenary of The Advertiser
James Gormly was a pastoralist, politician, poet, local historian, jockey, mail contractor, coach driver, Mayor, horse judge and Parliamentarian, but … Continue reading James Gormly – A man of many talents
With the advent of urban development, the services that are taken for granted today such as lighting, water and sewerage, … Continue reading A Revolution in Illumination
Baseball, as we know it today, really took off in the United States in the mid-1800s, though early versions of … Continue reading Batter Up!
At the Albury Quarter Sessions on 6 July 1914, Otto Fietz was charged with having, at Moorwatha on 23 April, … Continue reading The Gaol Cure
Jacob Bachler was charged with having at Wagga on 11 March 1916 feloniously and maliciously murdered Nathaniel Griffiths. On Friday, … Continue reading “A Man of Moods”
This is Alice Clarke. Alice was brought before the Wagga Wagga Police Court on 8 April 1912 to face two … Continue reading “An Undesirable”
“Cruel Murder Of An Infant. A Shocking Tragedy. Carter Finds A Strangled Babe. Wrapped in Brown Paper. One Little Hand … Continue reading ‘Concealment of Birth’
Don’t forget… Captured: Portraits of Crime 1870-1930 opens at CSU Regional Archives on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. This is William Fanning. … Continue reading A Savage Brute?
In just over a fortnight’s time, Captured: Portraits of Crime 1870-1930 will be here in Wagga Wagga. This exhibition from … Continue reading A Drunken Orgie and the Result
Here’s a little test for you… Who was Hammond Avenue in Wagga Wagga named for? If you are unsure, then … Continue reading Hammond Avenue – a story for International Women’s Day
On this Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d take a little look at one of the ‘love letters’ we have here … Continue reading My Dearest One…
The Murrumbidgee River and the Wagga Bathing Beach, in particular, have been used by Wagga residents for all manner of … Continue reading Beach Babies on the ‘Bidgee
The community radio station 2AAA-FM has become one of Wagga Wagga’s most important cultural institutions and because of this, the … Continue reading Accessible. Accountable. Alternative!
Nader Awad from The Riverina Anglican College has been here at CSU Regional Archives this week on work experience. He … Continue reading History of football in Wagga from 1925
This year, one of our Scholarship Students is a keen Australian Rules Football fan from Melbourne so we thought it … Continue reading Tiger Time!