A moment in time…..
This photograph comes to you from Charles Sturt University Regional Archives in Wagga Wagga.
The image is obviously of an official occasion, most likely the welcoming of some important people (possibly, the man and woman in the centre front) to Wagga but we don’t know who they are or when it was taken.
Two things we do know about it are that the people are standing on the front steps of the Wagga Wagga Council Chambers (built in 1881) and that the bearded gentleman in the hat in the back left is James Gormly, Member for Murrumbidgee/Wagga (1885-1904), who died in 1922. These two pieces of information equate to the photograph being taken sometime between 1881 & 1922.
What we’re hoping for is that the wonderful blog readers know enough about fashion so as to narrow down the time frame even further. The best outcome would be for someone to actually recognise and name the visitors.