Wagga’s First Bandstand

Wagga’s first bandstand, in 1897, was located in the Town Hall Gardens, later moving to the Teachers College and finally in 1980 to the CSU South Campus.

The Town Hall Gardens, situated on the lagoon between Baylis and Tarcutta streets, were chosen as the site for the town’s first bandstand, known as the Victoria Pavilion in 1897.

In April 1956, the Wagga City Council accepted £1/1 from the Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College for the nearly 60-year-old pavilion.

The pavilion was cleaned up and re-erected next to the gates in College Avenue on May 30, 1956. There it stayed for almost 24 years.

It was relocated for the final time in April 1980, when it was to form part of the opening ceremony for the new campus of Riverina College of Advanced Education.

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