Wazza

Warren Smith as a young man Explore the life and legacy of local legend, mentor and pioneering cricket coach Warren ‘Wazza’ Smith.

Warren ‘Wazza’ Smith insists he is just an ordinary bloke, but those who know him think differently.

For over 50 years, the irrepressible coach and mentor has been a regular fixture on pitches and ovals all over Southern New South Wales, imparting the fundamentals of cricket and some important life lessons too.

Smith was instrumental in the development of Australian test cricketer Michael Slater and influential to elite players the world over. To many more, his insistence on hard work, fair play and respect were just as formative.

The exhibition includes rare objects like a bat from the notorious ‘Bodyline’ series, signed by the likes of Sir Donald Bradman and Douglas Jardine.

The ‘Wazza’ story is one of indomitable spirit and country can-do. As a coach working in rural communities, Smith came up with ingenious inventions to help kids train in less than ideal conditions. The exhibition showcases a selection of hand-stitched, hand-welded training aides made by the man himself.

Through the story of one man, Museum of the Riverina explores the collective obsession with sport.

Dates + times:

Thursday 17 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Thursday 17 January 2019
Friday 18 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Friday 18 January 2019
Saturday 19 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 19 January 2019
Sunday 20 January 2019, 10am to 2pm
Sunday 20 January 2019
Monday 21 January 2019
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Tuesday 22 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Thursday 24 January 2019
Thursday 24 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Friday 25 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Friday 25 January 2019
Saturday 26 January 2019
Saturday 26 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Sunday 27 January 2019, 10am to 2pm
Sunday 27 January 2019
Monday 28 January 2019
Tuesday 29 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Thursday 31 January 2019, 10am to 4pm
Thursday 31 January 2019
Friday 1 February 2019
Friday 1 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 2 February 2019
Saturday 2 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Sunday 3 February 2019, 10am to 2pm
Sunday 3 February 2019
Monday 4 February 2019
Tuesday 5 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 5 February 2019
Wednesday 6 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
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Thursday 7 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Thursday 7 February 2019
Friday 8 February 2019
Friday 8 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 9 February 2019
Saturday 9 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Sunday 10 February 2019
Sunday 10 February 2019, 10am to 2pm
Monday 11 February 2019
Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 12 February 2019
Wednesday 13 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
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Thursday 14 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Thursday 14 February 2019
Friday 15 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Friday 15 February 2019
Saturday 16 February 2019, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 16 February 2019
Sunday 17 February 2019, 10am to 2pm
Sunday 17 February 2019

Entry costs:

Free entry

Venue:

Museum of the Riverina - Historic Council Chambers site
243 Baylis Street
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Facilities:

Coach Parking, Public Toilet, Shop

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Category:

Art & Culture, Cricket, Sports