Museum of the Riverina Historic Council Chambers building

The Museum of the Riverina stocks a selection of local history books. You can browse the full range at our Historic Council Chambers site.

Huthwaites – The Friendly Store book cover 

Huthwaites – The Friendly Store

Huthwaites holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Wagga locals. It began in 1906 as a general store and ironmongery, and, over the next 70 years, developed into a multi-faceted locally owned business selling groceries, clothing, fuel, building supplies and agricultural machinery. Explore the memories and wonderful stories of this Wagga institution.

Printing of this book was funded by Create NSW’s Cultural Grant Program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society.

Price: $25

Available from:
- Charles Sturt University Regional Archives: Phone 02 6933 4590 or email
- Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society: Phone 0417 277 592 or email
HerStory book next to a small pot plant 

HerStory: A celebration of Wagga’s women from early settlement to today

Michelle A. Maddison

From the dawn of Australia’s inhabitation, the women were there with the men. While there are numerous accounts of the contributions made by women to the development of Wagga, very few have been formally documented in the pages of history. Some made names for themselves in the fields of medicine, others in the arts and public service. Some bravely served during wartime. There were teachers, performers, wives, politicians and adventurers. HerStory celebrates not only their extraordinary stories, but also those of the women that have followed, and are making a difference to the Wagga of today.

This book was printed with the kind support of Michelle and Vincent Fernon.

Price: $20

Available from: