An Historian’s Sketchbook of Orange

By Ross Maroney $20.00 This publication covers the development of central Orange from a tiny village in the middle of a swamp to a thriving regional city Order Form

Our Museum – Have Your Say

Orange City Council and the community are in the process of developing a regional museum which is proposed to be co-located with the existing Orange City Library/Orange Regional Gallery in the centre of Orange. A regional museum: focuses on telling … 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

Searching tips from Trove

Here are are some tips from Trove (National Library of Australia) for searching diaries, letters, archives. Search personal and organisational archives, including diaries, manuscripts, letters, business records, photographs, posters, pamphlets, ephemera using Trove. Other places to search for government records … 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

Some websites to try …

A few weeks ago we welcome the Federation of First Fleeters to the Library to give them an overview of some of the online resources available. You might find it useful too. One of the principal sources of information when … Read more

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