Nerd Nite Special Event: Wagga Wagga of Yesteryear

Walking Tour

Walk through the Wagga Wagga of yesteryear…

We’ll start with a champagne at the Paper Pear where you’ll meet Stephanie Day (the curator) and Gioia Gianniotis (our guide) in anticipation of a leisurely walk along Fitzmaurice and Gurwood Street to [re]discover the buildings that created the commercial heart of the town up until 1960.

Join us to hear about a bygone era filled with stories of intrigue, affluence and pride. We’ll see the remnants of Fitzmaurice streets first “Australian Hotel” (est. 1856), visit a hidden beer cellar from the turn of the century, and we’ll walk back in time to the early 1880’s through the colonnades of the Old Commercial Bank and post Office Building. As is the Nerd Nite way, we’ll finish up with a reminiscent beer at the Riverine Club, a building with rich social and economic history. Join us as we nerd out over architecture and history!

When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 (6:30pm for 6:30)
Where: Paper Pear (9 Gurwood St., Wagga)
$10 in advance (covers refreshments)
No tickets at door, 18+ event, no minors
Buy Tickets here

The tour is limited to 20 people. First come, first serve! 


Gioia Portolan Gianniotis is a registered architect and founder of local architectural practice GPG Architecture and Design. She is an advocate for sustainable design, and teaches AutoCAD in her spare time within the Australian VET Sector. Her practice has designed numerous homes, extensions, commercial fitouts and public buildings in the Riverina.

Gioia is passionate about increasing awareness of Architecture within the community and within the younger generation. Through the Australian Institute of Architects, Gioia mentors young architects and regularly visits school groups to talk about Architecture and the built Environment. For Gioia, Architecture is a lifestyle not a profession. 

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