1849 Wagga Wagga Gazetted
as a village. The blacksmith's shop, hotel and post office were marked out by surveyor Thomas Scott Townsend.
1859 September Wagga's Local Residents
formed a committee for construction of a pile bridge over the Murrumbidgee River. The 91 metre long and 7metre wide bridge was opened 27 October 1862.
1861 Wagga Wagga's Population Grew Quickly
and reached 627
1863 Bushrangers Arrive.
Wagga police magistrate was bailed up by Mad Dog Morgan.
1868 Wagga Wagga Advertiser
commenced and is still published today as "The Daily Advertiser".
1870 Wagga Wagga Incorporated
as a municipality and George Forsyth was chosen as the first Mayor.
1879 15 Nov. Captain Moonlite
and his gang of bushrangers held up 39 people at Wantabadgery Station. They escaped a police pursuit only to be captured when police arrived from Gundagai and Adelong.
1898 Wagga's Local Residents
promoted Wagga Wagga for consideration as the site of the future national capital due to it being equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne. Despite the bids lack of success....
1899 Wagga Wagga Residents voted
strongly in favour of federation
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