Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

FacebookThe Charles Sturt University Regional Archives and University Art Collection is a combined-function repository on the South Campus of Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

We have been collecting archival material from the Riverina and Murray regions since 1973 and the Archive Collection now extends to over 4500 linear metres. The Art Collection has been officially curated since 1996, which brought together a quality collection of twentieth century Australian artworks from the University's many precursor institutions. Much of the Art Collection is currently on display throughout the University's campuses.

Whilst we serve the University, its staff and students, our collections and advice are also available to the general public. We welcome anyone with an interest in art or regional history to visit our Search Room or contact one of our staff.

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Relocation of Regional Archives

The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives will be closed from 6 June 2022 to undertake our long-awaited relocation. We will re-open in early 2023.

If you haven't heard, our new Search Room will be on the top floor of the Merrylees Library on the north campus of Charles Sturt University [see building location]. There is a fantastic view of Wagga from that floor which you will need to come and see for yourself. We will be providing more information on how to find us in the coming months.

While we are closed, we will still be attending to mandatory internal and government requests where possible. For other matters, please email us at or leave a phone message on (02) 6933 4590. While we will be monitoring our email and phone messages, please understand we may not be able to attend to your enquiry during this very busy time.

AtoM - Our New Archives Database

Link to AtoMOur Archives staff have been working hard over the last few years to transfer everything from our old outdated database into a brand new online control system called Access To Memory, otherwise known as AtoM.

AtoM is now up and running and ready for you to browse through the collection descriptions and item lists. Not everything we hold is publically available in the system yet, so remember to check in with our staff if you are looking for something specific.

Search our Archives in AtoM

Achieving Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga

Title page of Achieving Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga, by Portia Dilena.Achieving Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga traces the arrival of tertiary education in the Albury-Wodonga region through the story of Charles Sturt University.

Through the use of oral history interviews with past staff and students, it demonstrates the necessity of tertiary institutions in regional Australia in providing equity in services, promoting regional development, and strengthening communities. This is a well-told story and shows why the Albury-Wodonga/Thurgoona campus is 'here to stay in the public good'.

Achieving Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga

Archival Collection

archive shelves
Our archival collection spans over 4500 linear meters and is managed as four distinct parts: University Records, State Archives, Regional Records, and The Page Research Centre Collection. We also have a small library of genealogical resources, including the NSW Archives Resource Kit, the NSW and VIC Government Gazettes, and a select local newspaper collection.

Art Collection

Art Collection
The Charles Sturt University Art Collection has been professionally curated for many years and has grown to have a strong focus on quality twentieth century Australian art. Much of the collection is on display throughout the many campuses of the University.


The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives facilitates a number of university student scholarships, with the aim of contributing to local historical knowledge and to help give information studies students some hands-on archival experience. Past scholarship reports are published on our website and cover a wide breadth of historical topics gleaned from our collections.

Archives Blog

On Record
'On Record' contains a wealth of stories from the Regional Archives since 2013. The blog has news on past archival exhibitions, funny stories from the local papers of bygone days, and special highlights of our favourite items and collections.

Digital Gallery

Digital Gallery
Our Digital Gallery showcases just a few of our archival collections through curated exhibitions. There are student publications such as Talkabout, RACE, and Hungappa, rare photos from the Possum Green Collection of the Snowy Mountains region, and theatre programmes from the Wagga Wagga Teachers' College.

Flickr Albums

Royal Hotel
There are over 800 images in our Flickr albums spanning many topics but by far the most extensive collections in our Flickr albums are of the Wagga Wagga Teachers' College, the Wagga and Bathurst Experiment Farms, and the Wagga and Orange Agricultural Colleges.