Wagga Wagga Local Customs

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    Some of the main events in Wagga

    by CandS Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Here is a list of some major events in and around Wagga in 2006...

    January *
    Australian Beer Can Collectors Gathering
    Riverina Summer School for Strings
    Riverina Frog & Reptile Society Competitive Show
    Sports Car Picnic
    Wagga Travel Show

    February *
    Coolac Festival of Fun
    Garden City Ski Racing
    Riverina Cat Club Kitten Show
    Wagga Wagga Pro Rodeo
    WIRES Riverina Duck Race and Family Day

    March *
    The Sydney Travelling Film Festival
    National Horse Festival
    St Andrew's Autumn Fair
    Riverina Sliders Motor Bike Championships
    Australia Veteran's Games
    Relay For Life - 24 hour walk
    Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Fair

    April *
    Wagga Country Club: Easter Open Golf Tournament
    World War II and Military Scale Model Aircraft Contest
    Kurrajong Waratah Charity Race Day

    May *
    Wagga Gold Cup Carnival
    Riverina Veterans Tournament
    Kurrajong Waratah Fair
    NSW Road Transport Field Days
    Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Book Fair
    Wagga Stamp and Coin Fair
    City of Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod

    June *
    Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
    Wagga Veteran and Vintage Motor Club Rally
    Riverina Cat Club Cat Show

    July *
    Swap Meet

    August *
    Riverina Small Farms Expo
    Junee to Wagga Marathon and Relay
    Craft Alive Craft Show

    September *
    Wagga Wagga Psychic Expo
    City of Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod
    South Wagga Rotary Club Antique Fair
    Wagga Jazz Festival
    City to Lake Fun Run (largest free fun run in Australia)
    Henty Machinery Field Days
    Wagga Orchid Show

    October *
    Wagga Agricultural Show
    Wagga Picnic Races
    Wagga-Uranqunity Folk Festival
    Lockhart Picnic Races
    Garden & Leisure Festival

    November *
    Riverina Outdoor Expo
    Model Railway Invitation Run
    Kurrajong Waratah Christmas Shopping Fair
    Wagga Stamp and Coin Fair
    Wagga Rotary Hobbies & Collectable Fair

    December *
    Christmas on Mainstreet
    Xmas Party Twilight Race Day
    Wagga Christmas Spectacular

    If you would like any more information on these events, either call the Visitor Centre or send me an email and I will try to chase up for you. :)

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    Famous Sports People from Wagga Wagga

    by victorwkf Updated Dec 11, 2009

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    For a relatively small city, Wagga Wagga produces a large number of famous sports people and the Australians term this as the "Wagga Effect". Famous sports people from Wagga include:

    Cricket - Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Geoff Lawson
    Australian Rules Football - Wayne Carey, Paul Kelly and Cameron Mooney
    Rugby League - Peter Sterling, the Mortimer brothers Chris, Peter and Steve and Greg Brentnall
    Rugby Union - Nathan Sharpe and Nathan Hines
    Soccer - Australia women's national football (soccer) team representative Sally Shipard
    Horse racing - jockey Scobie Breasley
    Tennis - Tony Roche, 1966 French Open champion
    Golf - US PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington
    Triathlon - Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Brad Kahlefeldt

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    Just a fun one...

    by CandS Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    Just a fun one... If you visit Wagga Wagga...you can just call it Wagga (pronounced "Wogga")...unless of course you don't mind someone having a giggle at your expense. ;) Not that it matters much but nobody that lives here ever calls it Wagga Wagga - except maybe the Mayor of the city. :)

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    Wagga Song

    by CandS Updated Jul 30, 2004

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    DON'T CALL WAGGA WAGGA WAGGA...*

    Now I know Ted Egan's been around, true expert that he is
    A lotta folks they know their outback well, and Ted he sure knows his
    I know those towns with funny names, the ones that make you laugh
    And when it comes to the double names, I say "You don't do things by half, that's right!"

    You don't call Kurri Kurri Kurri
    You don't call Gin Gin Gin
    You don't call Mooney Mooney Mooney
    And you don't call Kin Kin Kin
    Never call Pindi Pindi Pindi
    And don't call Grong Grong Grong
    And don't call Wagga Wagga Wagga, no sir
    Callin' Wagga Wagga Wagga is wrong

    It's Lang Lang and its Ki Ki, Wangi Wangi and Woy Woy
    And if you call Tumbi Umbi Tumbi, well that proves you're a silly boy
    Cocklebiddy isn't Cockle, Duckinwilla isn't Duck
    Burpengary isn't Burpen, and Muckadilla isn't Muck
    Uranqunity isn't Uran, and Petrie isn't Pee
    You'd look pretty silly callin' Lilli Pilli Lilli, and Wee Waa isn't Wee, and

    You don't call Walla Walla Walla
    You don't call Curl Curl Curl
    You don't call Mitta Mitta Mitta
    And you don't call Wool Wool Wool
    Never call Pura Pura Pura
    And don't call Bong Bong Bong
    And don't call Wagga Wagga Wagga, no sir
    Callin' Wagga Wagga Wagga is wrong

    It's Terrigal not Terry, Stanthorpe isn't Stan
    Petersborough isn't Peter, Dandaragan isn't Dan
    Kenebri's not Kenny, Jackadgery isn't Jack
    Never ever call Jimboomba Jim and Macksville isn't Mack
    So now you'll all remember, Ted Egan's good advice
    Some words are so fair dinkum that you have to use 'em twice

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    The Meaning of Wagga Wagga

    by CandS Updated Oct 10, 2003

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    I've recently found a write up about the meaning of Wagga Wagga... It is a modification of a Wiradjuri (Aboriginal tribe) word "Waggan" (meaning a crow or Australian Raven). Repeating the word means a place remarkable for flocks of those birds.

    It was named by the first European settlers who established a farm here and named their place "Wagga Wagga"...

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