“Who on earth is Myrtle?” I hear you ask. If you were a Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College student, you probably … Continue reading For the love of Myrtle
The Wagga Wagga Service Women’s Hostel was founded in 1943 to accommodate service women who had been training in the … Continue reading ‘Camp Life’ to ‘Happy Home’
It is now 100 years since our district was hit by the dreaded pneumonic influenza (or “Spanish Flu” as it … Continue reading Quarantined!
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”
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
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…
Could Wagga Wagga have been a suitable site as the Federal Capital of Australia? It was certainly in contention for … Continue reading A Capital Idea?
Foundation Day at CSU celebrates the day in 1989 two NSW educational institutions came together to become Charles Sturt University. … Continue reading Foundation Day: the making of Charles Sturt University
Windows into Wartime, the travelling exhibition from State Archives and Records Authority of NSW, is now with us in Wagga … Continue reading Windows into Wartime
Next week on 25 April, Anzac Day commemorative services will once again be held all over Australia, New Zealand and … Continue reading “Steel Your Heart” – Anzac Letters
There was a slow start to Wagga’s attempt to form a motor ambulance service. At an initial public meeting held … Continue reading The Vermilion Ambulance and the Johnston Street Jewel
The last days of 1904 brought devastation to the Wagga Wagga district and to many other parts of NSW in … Continue reading Summer’s Scourge
Narrandera’s own “gentlemen’s club”, The Murrumbidgee Club, was formed in 1903 with the bulk of the original members coming from … Continue reading Murrumbidgee Gentlemen