Wagga Wagga City Library is always seeking ways to make its Local Studies Collection more accessible and useful to the public.
Our Local Studies Photograph Collection has a tremendously wide range of images, documenting everything from Wagga's floods and historically important buildings to events such as the 1954 Royal Visit.
These photo are being scanned at high resolution and progressively uploaded to the library's Flickr account, viewable by anyone at bit.ly/WWCLphoto.
For some of these images, the library has good provenance details, but for others we have little information as to who the photographer was, or when the photo was taken.
Local history buffs are invited to visit the library's Flickr account, browse the collection, and tell us what they know, whether it be about the Gumi Race of 1983 or the old Post Office building on Fitzmaurice Street.
Existing Flickr users can leave a comment, and anyone can contact the library via firstname.lastname@example.org
National Science Week goes virtual
National Science Week 2020 runs from August 15 to 23, and despite some changes made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, Wagga Wagga City Library is proud to be part of this year's uniquely virtual, online Science Week.
As a member of the Riverina Science Hub, Wagga Library is partnering with other science communicators and educators, including SciVR Science, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, and TwistED Science, to present a range of stimulating online science experiences for all ages.
The National Indigenous Science Education Program, which in 2019 won the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for STEM Inclusion, will also move online this year.
These activities are possible thanks to a grant from Inspiring Australia and Inspire NSW.
Details of each event will shortly be available under the 'Riverina Science Hub' menu on the library's website, at waggalibrary.com.au, or via the Riverina Science Hub Facebook page.