Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus, New South Wales, Australia
Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga - known simply as Wagga to locals - has a proud sporting history, a thriving cultural calendar including theatre, music, art and markets, and a growing restaurant and café scene. CSU’s campus at Wagga Wagga is the biggest, spanning more than 640 hectares and including a campus farm, equine centre, vineyard, winery and huge range of technical and industry standard facilities. A central dining room provides for students who live on campus, and the campus offers a range of playing fields, netball, basketball, tennis and squash courts, a gymnasium and a swimming pool available for student use.
The name of the City is derived from the language of the Wiradjuri tribe, which was the biggest aboriginal tribe in New South Wales, embracing the Riverina area. ‘Wagga’, ‘Wahga’ or Wahgam’ in aboriginal dialect means ‘crow’ and Wagga Wagga means ‘crows’ or ‘the place where crows assemble in large numbers’. The Murrumbidgee River which runs through the City also derived its name from the aboriginal language and means ‘plenty water’ or ‘big water’.