150 years ago: from civilisation to fisticuffs

1870 was momentous year for Wagga Wagga, with its declaration as a Borough, three floods in three months, and the first town council election. The night after the election, the Mechanics’ Institute held a genteel Entertainment for the citizens of Wagga, but the combination of politics and a particularly witty performance proved too much for one audience member… Continue reading 150 years ago: from civilisation to fisticuffs

“A Milestone in the History of Our City”: The Civic Theatre

“A Milestone in the History of Our City”: The Civic Theatre

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre was opened on 29 June 1963 by the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, the ceremony marking the peak of fourteen years work by the City Council, along with several theatre and community organisations such as the Wagga Wagga School of Arts. Continue reading “A Milestone in the History of Our City”: The Civic Theatre