Lazy Days in Wagga Wagga



“The heat was excessive. Every window and door were open, and the balmy, almost imperceptible, zephyrs which faintly rustled the curtains and kissed our perspiration-beaded brows were rich with many scents from the wide old flower-garden, which, despite the drought, brought forth a wealth of blossom.”

Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career, 1901

Lazy Days in Wagga Wagga presents a curated collection of photographs taken over a century of summers in our wonderful city. Discover how locals and visitors spent their leisure time keeping cool, whether relaxing in the shade of a willow or by taking a plunge in the Murrumbidgee. Experience everyday Aussies enjoying picnics, games, dancing and larking around, with each photo brought to life through the addition of colour.

Visit the Exhibition

  • Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm, closed Mondays.
  • Dates: From Dec 22 2023
  • Location: Museum of the Riverina Historic Council Chambers site, corner Baylis Street and Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga
  • Cost: Free