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






100 years of Newspapers in Orange

The title for the Orange and District Historical Society’s meeting this Wednesday 16th March will be: One hundred and fifty years of newspapers in Orange – Printers ,pressmen and proof readers There will be three speakers with a great depth … Read more






Changes Blowing in the Wind

The first of the Historical Society's Gladstone meetings for 2011 will take place on Wednesday 16th of February at 7 for 7.30 pm and will be on the subject “Changes blowing in the wind ? ; the Australian flag and … Read more






The Orange Woollen Mills (Macquarie Worsteds)

As the second largest employer in Orange the woollen mills played a very big role in the economic and social life in Orange. Email/Electrolux was the largest employer though established at a later date. On Wednesday night (22nd September) at … Read more






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