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
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
“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’
The CSU Regional Archives has a copy of the original survey plan completed in 1849 for the proposed township of … Continue reading Wogga Wogga? How the township of Wagga Wagga came to be
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”
“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?
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
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
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?
One of the ongoing projects we’ve had here at CSU Regional Archives has been to find a photograph of ‘Westhoe … Continue reading Westhoe, Edel Quinn and a little mystery