STREET TALK: Sturt Street, Wagga Wagga

– Hi guys, Toby here from PRDnationwide. Welcome to another episode of Street Talk where we’re here, on Sturt Street. Let’s take a look.

Sturt Street, in Central Wagga was previously known as Little Gurwood Street. It was renamed after Captain Charles Sturt in 1933. Charles Sturt was born 28th of April, 1795, in Bengal, India, and his exploration down the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers is considered one of the greatest in Australian history. Charles Sturt has been commemorated in many ways. There’s the city of Charles Sturt in Adelaide’s western suburbs, then there’s Charles Sturt University, the Sturt Highway from Wagga Wagga to Adelaide, as well as the Sturt Stony Desert.

At the top end of Sturt Street everyone knows the famous watering hole, Romanos. The establishment wasn’t quite built when Captain Charles Sturt passed through though. Sturt Street also features the old courthouse and the Kilnacrott unit complex. At the end of Sturt Street, you’ll see the Riverine Club. The building was originally the first public school in Wagga Wagga, built in 1860. However, in 1872 it was no longer a school. It was in 1890 that the Riverine Club was able to purchase a building outright for 1250 Pounds. What a bargain.

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