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NSW - WAGGA WAGGA

Wagga Wagga, "capital" of the Riverina region, was proclaimed a town in 1849 and the name of the city is derived from the language of the Wiradjuri tribe, which was the biggest aboriginal tribe in New South Wales.

'Wagga" in aboriginal dialect means "crow". The repetition of a word was the method of expressing the plural or emphasis, thus Wagga Wagga means "crows" or "the place where crows assemble in large numbers".

The Murrumbidgee River which runs through the City also derived its name from the aboriginal language and means "plenty water" or "big water".

Wagga attracts people from all over the Riverina and southwestern New South Wales for it’s shopping and commerical facilities, as a major support city for over 200,000 people who live across the region.

An interesting fact about Wagga Wagga is the "Wagga Effect". This refers to the disproportionately large number of elite sportspeople who originate from the area such as US PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington, cricketers Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Geoff Lawson, French Open champion Tony Roche among many others.

STUDY IN WAGGA WAGGA AT:
• CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

ABOUT WAGGA WAGGA

  • Wagga Wagga is 518km from Sydney (5.5 hours drive south-west of Sydney)
  • 432km from Melbourne
  • the largest inland city in New South Wales
  • Population of approx 58,000


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