Wagga Wagga is one of those Australian towns that have become a city in the backblocks of Australia that has managed its growth in a manner that has enhanced the well being of the people at large. Modern, exceptional essential services and a high respect past history has made Wagga a very desirable place to live.
Way back in 1829, Charles Sturt was the first European explorer to visit the future site of the city. Squatters arrived soon after and are a Squatter community.
The town, positioned on the site of the Murrumbidgee, was surveyed and gazetted as a village in 1849 and the town grew quickly after.
With its increasing prosperity and population, Wagga Wagga and the surrounding district became a place of interest to several infamous bushrangers.
Wagga Wagga becomes the centre of a secession movement for the region. Wagga Wagga was a garrison town during World War II with the establishment of a military base at Kapooka and the air force at Forest Hill and Uranquinty.
Wagga a thoroughly nice place that deserves a prolonged visit.