The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives and University Art Collection is a combined-function repository on the South Campus of Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
We have been collecting archival material from the Riverina and Murray regions since 1973 and the Archive Collection now extends to over 4500 linear metres. The Art Collection has been officially curated since 1996, which brought together a quality collection of twentieth century Australian artworks from the University's many precursor institutions. Much of the Art Collection is currently on display throughout the University's campuses.
Whilst we serve the University, its staff and students, our collections and advice are also available to the general public. We welcome anyone with an interest in art or regional history to visit our Search Room or contact one of our staff.
Our archival collection spans over 4500 linear meters and is managed as four distinct parts: University Records, State Archives, Regional Records, and The Page Research Centre Collection. We also have a small library of genealogical resources, including the NSW Archives Resource Kit, the NSW and VIC Government Gazettes, and a select local newspaper collection.
The Charles Sturt University Art Collection has been professionally curated for many years and has grown to have a strong focus on quality twentieth century Australian art. Much of the collection is on display throughout the many campuses of the University.
The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives facilitates a number of university student scholarships, with the aim of contributing to local historical knowledge and to help give information studies students some hands-on archival experience. Past scholarship reports are published on our website and cover a wide breadth of historical topics gleaned from our collections.
'On Record' contains a wealth of stories from the Regional Archives since 2013. The blog has news on past archival exhibitions, funny stories from the local papers of bygone days, and special highlights of our favourite items and collections.
Our Digital Gallery showcases just a few of our archival collections through curated exhibitions. There are student publications such as Talkabout, RACE, and Hungappa, rare photos from the Possum Green Collection of the Snowy Mountains region, and theatre programmes from the Wagga Wagga Teachers' College.
There are over 800 images in our Flickr albums spanning many topics but by far the most extensive collections in our Flickr albums are of the Wagga Wagga Teachers' College, the Wagga and Bathurst Experiment Farms, and the Wagga and Orange Agricultural Colleges.