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Geography: Wagga Wagga - is a city in New South Wales, Australia. Straddling the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is the state's largest inland city, and is an important agricultural, military, and transport hub of Australia. The ninth fastest growing inland city in Australia, Wagga Wagga is located midway between the two largest cities in Australia Sydney and Melbourne and is the major regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes regions.

Date of foundation: 1829

History: In 1829, Charles Sturt became the first European explorer to visit the future site of the city. Squatters arrived soon after. The town, positioned on the site of a ford across the Murrumbidgee, was surveyed and gazetted as a village in 1849 and the town grew quickly after. In 1870, the town was gazetted as a municipality. In 1982 the city was amalgamated with the neighbouring Kyeamba and Mitchell Shires to form the City of Wagga Wagga local government area.

Population: 55 364

Wagga Wagga. Baylis Street - Parade in January 1951
Baylis Street - Parade in January 1951 as part of a re-enactment of Sturt’s Journey
Wagga Wagga. Baylis Street in the 1890 flood
Baylis Street in the 1890 flood
Wagga Wagga. Baylis Street - 'Great Southern Motors'
Baylis Street - 'Great Southern Motors' of 'Hughie' Condon, WW I Flying Corps veteran, 1930s
Wagga Wagga. Baylis Street - Parade by armed forces in the 1940s
Baylis Street - Parade by armed forces in the 1940s
Wagga Wagga. Bullock team with a loaded wagon, circa 1900
Bullock team with a loaded wagon, circa 1900
Wagga Wagga. Bunting decorating a business lined street in southern district, 1930s
Bunting decorating a business lined street in southern district, 1930s
Wagga Wagga. Cars with a horse and buggy parked in front of the Courthouse, circa 1925
Cars with a horse and buggy parked in front of the Courthouse, circa 1925
Wagga Wagga. Courthouse and Post Office in 1885
Courthouse and Post Office in 1885
Wagga Wagga. Departure of the first mail train with Railway Station was in 1879
Departure of the first mail train with Railway Station was in 1879
Wagga Wagga. District Hospital, circa 1910
District Hospital, circa 1910
Wagga Wagga. District Hospital in 1924
District Hospital in 1924
Wagga Wagga. Fire Station on Morrow Street, 1912
Fire Station on Morrow Street, 1912
Wagga Wagga. Fitzmaurice Street, between 1870 and 1875
Fitzmaurice Street, between 1870 and 1875
Wagga Wagga. Fitzmaurice Street, between 1870 and 1875
Fitzmaurice Street, between 1870 and 1875
Wagga Wagga. Fitzmaurice Street
Fitzmaurice Street looking towards the Gurwood Street intersection with the Pastoral Hotel on the right
Wagga Wagga. Gurwood Street, between 1870 and 1875
Gurwood Street, between 1870 and 1875
Wagga Wagga. New Mount Erin Convent, between 1870 and 1875
New Mount Erin Convent, between 1870 and 1875
Wagga Wagga. Post Office in Fitzmaurice Street
Post Office in Fitzmaurice Street and Wesleyan Methodist Church on the corner of Johnston Street, 1940s
Wagga Wagga. Post and Telegraph Office
Post and Telegraph Office
Wagga Wagga. Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II inspecting Merino sheep at the Wagga Wagga agricultural show in 1954
Wagga Wagga. Railway passengers
Railway passengers stranded by floods in the main street, 14 July 1891
Wagga Wagga. Wagga Hotel, Carrington Hotel
Right - Wagga Hotel, left - Carrington Hotel at the corner of Baylis and Edward streets, 1906
Wagga Wagga. Teachers College
Teachers College commenced in July 1947 at the former site of No.1 RAAF Hospital near the Showgrounds
Wagga Wagga. Town hall decorated with Australian flags, circa 1920
Town hall decorated with Australian flags, circa 1920




Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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