Wagga Wagga City Library invites you to participate in History Week 2021, through a range of online resources available.
History Week is an annual, statewide celebration, initiated by the History Council of New South Wales in 1997.
In 2021, the theme is "From the Ground Up", recognising the importance of personal, local and community histories.
You can make a personal contribution by telling your COVID-19 story.
Visit bit.ly/waggacovid to upload your experiences and photographs, which will become part of the library's Local Studies collection, and an invaluable resource for future researchers.
You retain all copyright, and your privacy is protected.
You can also view and contribute to the library's ever-growing online Local Studies Photograph collection, on the library's Flickr account at bit.ly/WWCLphoto.
Help us with dates or the names of photographers, and consider sending us your own photos, via email@example.com.
All photos are displayed under a non-commercial Creative Commons licence, and you retain copyright ownership.
The research of Richard Joseph Ernest Gormly, who captured much of Wagga's Wagga's early 20th-century history in newspaper clippings, correspondence and handwritten notes, is now available online.
Currently held in hard copy by the Mitchell wing of the State Library of NSW (where Gormly completed most of his research), Gormly's uniquely important work can be viewed by visiting bit.ly/gormly, and clicking on 'Online access'.
The library also maintains a blog, "Memories of Wagga Wagga", at memoriesofwagga.blogspot.com, where the most recent post features the story of Elizabeth Jane Wilson and the Premier Poultry Yards.
Situated where Burns Way and the Civic Theatre and grounds are today, the poultry yards existed from about 1902 to 1911.
We know more about them thanks to Margaret White, who kindly sent the library copies of two postcards from her own family history collection.