We challenge you to travel the world and not find one of us. Wagga Wagga is the place where paths cross and people meet. It was that way with the Wiradjuri people as they travelled the region following the cycle of ceremonies and seasons. With major transport routes, easy access to large metropolitan areas, plenty of industry and a large education sector it remains that way today.
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Wagga Wagga is a vibrant regional centre on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the heart of the Riverina. Discover the delicious food and wine scene, wonderful galleries, tranquil riverbank walks, gorgeous gardens and parks, and fascinating heritage. Visit vibrant Fitzmaurice Street where laneway art can be found at the back of trendy cafes and eateries. Pluck strawberries straight from the plant at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream then sample locally-grown olives at Wollundry Grove Olives. The whole family will enjoy the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens.
One man who does know where to look is Mat George. In the lead-up to winter last year, he and the then leaders of Wagga Wagga Salvos, Captains Kara and Stewart Hartley, and fellow member Ned Jones began to reach out to people experiencing homelessness in the community. Throughout winter , Mat and the team would stock up the church bus with a full urn, some meals, snacks and clothing and other items from the Wagga Wagga Family Store. They drove the city streets, walking around parks, along the riverside and in other areas they knew of that people experiencing homelessness may take shelter. In the process, they formed friendships with people sleeping rough, living in their cars, camping and couch surfing.