Wagga Wagga women’s history exhibition opening at Museum of the Riverina

There’s More 2 HerStory, an exhibition focusing on the stories of Wagga Wagga women, opens at the Museum of the Riverina – Historic Council Chambers site this Saturday 4 May.

A follow up exhibition to the groundbreaking 2019 exhibition Herstory, There’s More 2 HerStory explores the extraordinary lives of 45 Wagga Wagga women and was created to continue to address the underrepresentation of women’s stories within the formal historical record.

This exhibition takes the opportunity to explore the exceptional achievements, perseverance and resilience of women throughout Wagga Wagga’s history, including Indigenous Elders, artisans, sportswomen, performers, teachers and businesswomen.

Some older historical items in a gallery space.
HER ITEMS: There’s More 2 HerStory includes personal items belonging to the local women included in the exhibition that have contributed to the Wagga Wagga community.

Museum Curator Michelle Maddison said There’s More 2 HerStory highlights the often overlooked contributions of women in our community.

“I think it’s timely to remember the importance of women’s history to Wagga Wagga as a community, given the current protests and political discourse surrounding women’s rights,” Ms Maddison said.

“Highlighting women’s stories in this exhibition contributes to the rightful recognition of women both generally and within Australia’s historical record.”

Three plush characters sitting on a plinth amongst some books.
HER CREATION: Local author Julie Busuttil’s literary character Superconscious Dave is included in the exhibition.

Museum of the Riverina Manager Luke Grealy said the exhibition brings unknown stories to light.

“Exhibitions like There’s More 2 HerStory, that explore local histories previously untold or undervalued, are an important part of our work here at the Museum of the Riverina,” Mr Grealy said.

“They represent an opportunity for giving voice to stories and people who have often been unseen and unheard.”

Museum Curator Michelle Maddison will present an overview of the exhibition at a free public program at 2pm Saturday 4 May at the Museum’s Historic Council Chambers site.


There’s more 2 HerStory
From 4 May 2024
Museum of the Riverina – Historic Council Chambers
Baylis Street Wagga Wagga

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm

Closed Sunday 4 May due to scheduled power outage.

Official opening event
Saturday 4 May 2024, 2pm
Free to attend

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