A History of Waga Waga Keith Swan

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Published: 1970

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218 pages


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A History of Waga Waga  by  Keith Swan

A History of Waga Waga by Keith Swan
1970 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 218 pages | ISBN: | 3.31 Mb

WAGGA WAGGA, on the Murrumbidgee River at the eastern edge of the flat inland plain called the Riverina, is probably the most important provincial city of New South Wales and has a fascinating history.Except two or three years in the early 1850sMoreWAGGA WAGGA, on the Murrumbidgee River at the eastern edge of the flat inland plain called the Riverina, is probably the most important provincial city of New South Wales and has a fascinating history.Except two or three years in the early 1850s when its artisans and laborers rushed after the flaunting banner of Mammon on the goldfields, Wagga Wagga has always progressed, benefiting from its location and fertility of its district.The author carefully traces the development of town and city for more than 120 years in the context of Australian development, using a wealth of statistical information to help explanation.But ultimately people make history, and Mr.

Swan introduces us to many men and women from Aborigines seen by Charles Sturt near the site of Wagga Wagga late in 1829 to his fellow citizens of 1969. He analyses the changing pattern of social structure from the pioneering days to the present, using newspapers diaries and reminiscences to allow the reader to observe the whole spectrum of society.

In the process he introduces such fascinating characters as Tom Castro the Tichborne Claiant and the man who rode the bull through Wagga-Wog-gar- such incidents as horsewhipping of the editor of the Wagga Advertiser and the trial of Brookong Shearers.Keith Swan is an honors graduate in history and a Master of Arts of the University of Sydney. For many years he has been well-known for his deep interest in the history of Riverina and for his work as President of the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society.

For this reason the Council of the city of Wagga Wagga commissioned him to write this book for the centenary of local government in 1970. He is present head of the Area of Humanities at Wagga Wagga Teachers College.Original Cover Jacket designed by Alf Morris.p.4-17- Location of Wiradjuri, population estimates, depopulation by leprosy &​ smallpox, lists animal foods, insects, Bogong moths (meeting of Wiradjuri, Wolgal, Ngarigo &​ Yai-Itma- Thang tribes, cooking method), plant foods listed, earth ovens, stone- axe manufacturer, microliths, brief notes on spears, throwing sticks, list of other weapons, plant &​ animal fibres for thread for fishing nets &​ ornamental bags (note on manufacture), physical appearance (quotes Sturt), possum skin cloaks, perforation of nasal septum, kangaroo teeth hair ornament, note on breast plate for local leader Peter, 1860s, class system, lists classes &​ totems (quotes R.H.

Mathews), marriage laws, matrilineal descent, quotes myth on punishment for infringement of marriage- rules, owl myth.Libraries Australia number(s):5196558449994346563272



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