Welcome to the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society web site.

Visitors to the site can access details of the Society’s activities and of the benefits available to members of the Society. Our objective is to continually add new material to the site for the benefit of members. We welcome any enquiries or comments from members and visitors. If you would like to join us as a member of the WWDHS please click here  to download the membership application form. Completed forms should be sent to:
The Secretary
Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society Inc.
PO Box 90, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
As a member you will be provided with more functionality to this website, including a substantial downloads area and access to our newsletter archives.

Bidgee Whaler articles – Sylvia Walsh
In the 1970’s and 1980’s Sylvia Walsh, in her role as the publicity officer for the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society, wrote a series of articles under the nom de plume of “Bidgee Whaler”.
Sylvia’s Bidgee Whaler articles record the activities of the Historical Society, but also contain insights into the history of Wagga Wagga and district.
Sylvia’s son Brian Walsh has collated as many of these articles as were readily accessible, some in the format of the original newspaper clippings and others in the format of Sylvia’s carbon copies.
These items are now available online at the following link > Bidgee Whaler Clippings

Early History of the Murrumbidgee at Wagga Wagga by James J Baylis
In 1914 James Baylis, the son of Henry Baylis, published these memories in the Wagga Wagga Express. This link provides a transcription of the two parts, which were published on the 4th July 1914and 11th July 1914, respectively.
A third article was published on the 1st August 1914 and this can be accessed on TROVE.


Wagga Wagga Cemeteries – monumental and lawn – link for finding out who is in the cemeteries and for determining the location of graves.

Please click on the following link to access the portal:

Wagga Wagga Cemeteries portal

The Council have also produced a PDF file to help with navigating the site. click here to view or download the file.

Guest Speakers —

Members, guests and the general public are welcome to attend our general meetings, usually held on the third Monday of most months at the Willans Hill Museum Site. Enjoy the presentations of our guest speakers and join us for a cuppa after.


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