The Booranga Writers' Centre was established with the aim of serving and promoting the interests of local writers. The group has been active in the Wagga region and surrounds for the past twenty-six years. Booranga serves its members and the local community in a number of ways. Firstly, we organise well known writers to come and stay at the Booranga Writers' Flat (attached to the Centre) and during their time here they give readings, workshops, and often closely mentor chosen local writers. Secondly, we publish the annual anthology fourW, which brings together new poetry and prose from local writers, as well as writers from across Australia and the world. Finally, we facilitate writers passing through the region with venues and support for book-launches and readings.
The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives has been collecting archival material from the Riverina and Murray regions since 1973, with the collection now spanning approximately 4000 linear metres. We are a designated regional repository for State Records NSW in the abovementioned regions, collecting semi-active and inactive records created by local and regional offices of state government agencies. In addition to these, the Archives also holds both CSU and precursor institutions' corporate records, and regional records deposited and donated by local and regional businesses, community organisations, agricultural and pastoral bodies, religious agencies, politicians, interest groups, sporting bodies and individuals. The CSU Regional Archives also has resources that support genealogical research pertinent to Australia, particularly New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
This is now the 3rd occasion that the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, through CSU Global, has undertaken a study tour and Volunteer programme to India. Commencing in 2010, the programme has continued to be based in a rural community (Malavli) in India. About 70% of India lives in rural areas and India is home to 18% of the world's poorest people who live on less than $US1/ day. Many of the poorest are found in rural India. Between the 10th and 24th November 2012, 13 social work students of CSU, an education student of CSU and two lecturing staff travelled to India as a social work study tour. Each student co-contributed $2950 and the University co-contributed $500 through CSU Global to finance the volunteer international programme.