There’s been a few changes around us on South Campus lately, with the de-construction of some of the older buildings on the campus. Those of you that haven’t visited us for a while are in for a bit of a shock on your arrival.
For many years now, the buildings have looked very sad and dilapidated. Some of them were originally installed on this site for the RAAF hospital in 1944; others were added not long after the beginning of the Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College in 1947. It’s highly unlikely there was ever any intention for them to last 70 years and, believe me, it showed.
However, back in the heyday of the Teachers’ College, the campus grounds were the pride of Wagga Wagga with gorgeous rose gardens, band rotunda, statues, and even a pleasance – all providing a lovely framework to the, frankly, fairly ordinary wooden buildings dotted throughout the campus.
We thought we’d take a look back this week at what the campus looked like in the 1950s and 1960s. The following photographs were all taken from the Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College collection (SA1).