Dairies, milkmen and ice-cream factories

Dairies, milkmen and ice cream and butter factories will be the subject of Orange and District Historical Society’s next History Alive meeting, to be held on Wednesday, October 12 2011. Cows were essential to all the early settlers in the … Read more






Stories in Stone

Stone has been a critical part of the Orange district infrastructure and decoration since the earliest days from the foundations and walls of the first bridges, huts cottages and mansions to the base and surfaces of roads and the decorative … Read more






Discover the Story Behind our Medical History

Family historians are invited to meet local author Elisabeth Edwards when she talks about her research into her latest book – a medical history of Orange titled In Sickness and in Health How medicine helped shape Orange’s history. The project … Read more






From District to Base: Orange hospital history

Orange District and Base hospitals will be the subject of Orange and District Historical Society’s next ‘Orange history alive’ meeting at the Senior Citizens Centre on Wednesday, April 20 Guest speakers will be Liz Edwards and Dr Jann Hunt. The … Read more






When gold miners flocked to Cargo

Peter Schmich will be guest speaker at Orange and District Historical Society's mining meeting at the Gladstone Hotel on Wednesday, August 25. He will be talking about the long history of mining at Cargo and surrounding areas.There will also be … Read more






A Pint or Two

Everyone has a story to tell about local breweries and hotels, it seems, so Orange and District Historical Society's next 'Made in Orange' meeting, on Wednesday, July 28, will be sure to evoke some lively discussion. In the days before … Read more






Lashings of Ginger Beer!

Great interest is expected in Orange and District Historical Society's next 'Made in Orange'meeting, on Wednesday, May 26, which will focus on the local manufacturers of soft drinks and aerated waters. Many local families were involved in the industry and … Read more






Occupation Miner

The saga of mining at Brown's Creek will be the subject of Orange and District Historical Society's next mining meeting at the Gladstone Hotel on Wednesday, February 24. Brown's Creek (sometimes called Cowriga Creek) is a significant creek in the … Read more






Mining History of Junction Reefs

Orange & District Historical Society is hosting a meeting about the Mining and Social History of Junction Reefs and Burnt Yards on Tuesday 27th October 2009 at 7pm Gladstone Hotel, Orange. Intereste people are most welcome to come along. Little … Read more






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