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Details about Wagga

'Wagga' was a local nickname for the area officially called Longhill. It was an area originally built by Thomas Richardson to the west of his steelworks comprising Florence Street, Hill Street and Portland Street and these remote streets, named after the Australian Wagga Wagga, were remote from the rest of the town and without drainage or paving. The whole area around Sydenham Road eventually was given this nickname.


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