Charles Sturt University campuses are located within the area occupied by NSW's largest Aboriginal group, the Wiradjuri, extending over land in the south western slopes region from the Blue Mountains in the east, Hay in the west, north to Nyngan and south to Albury-Wodonga, and bordering on the Brindabella Ranges and Kosciusko National Park.
The Wiradjuri Nation area has been described as "land of the three rivers": the Wambool (later known as the Macquarie), the Kalare (later known as the Lachlan) and the Murrumbidgee. The Murray River forms the Wiradjuri's southern boundary, while the change from woodland to open grassland forms the eastern boundary. It was a land once described by early European explorers as 'fertile, abundant in fish and game'. Wiradjuri is also the name of the language used by the traditional owners of the area, which is also rich in story and song.
CSU acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to the Elders, both past and present, and extending that respect to all Indigenous Australians.
(Charles Sturt University Undergraduate Guide for Study in 2013, page 16)