History in the making: 150 year anniversary plaque unveiled

Published: 20 Mar 2020 1:51pm

Wagga Wagga’s 150th anniversary of being proclaimed a municipality is now etched in the city’s history.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM unveiled a special plaque at Council’s 16 March Ordinary Meeting which was held in the Historic Council Chambers as part of the celebrations.

The plaque commemorates the proclamation of Wagga Wagga as a municipality in 1870.

“It is a significant milestone in the history of this great city,” Cr Conkey said.

“We have come a long way in 150 years … our city will continue to grow and evolve in time, and that is something future generations will continue to witness and appreciate in years to come.”

The old Chambers are used only on special occasions. The last time for an Ordinary Meeting was in 2007.

Image: With the official plaque are (from left) Councillors Paul Funnell, Vanessa Keenan, Greg Conkey OAM, Dan Hayes, Tim Koschel, Yvonne Braid OAM, Dallas Tout and Rod Kendall. Absent: Cr Kerry Pascoe.