Preserving your family papers

As part of the State Library’s touring program on Thursday 29 October 2015 a conservator from the State Library will present a practical workshop on preserving your family history collections, including letters, journals and photographs. The free workshop will be … Read more






Five Minutes with Trudi Mayfield

What Is Your Latest Project? I’m the Project Officer for the Centenary of WWI Community Committee documenting the servicemen and women who signed up for the war in Orange.  The main aim is to identify men and women from the … Read more






Some Post Christmas Reading and Help Needed!

  When the Christmas festivities are over is the perfect time to sit down and do some family history research. Our latest Newsletter has lots of interesting leads so you may find a quick ‘look’ extends way beyond what you’d … Read more






Latest Newsletter Now Available

We’ve been so busy getting ready for Australian Library and Information Week (only a couple of days to go) that we forgot to mention that the latest edition of the Family History Newsletter is now available for you to download … Read more






Are you related to Joe Windred?

If you are you'll want a front row seat at the national launch of 'Mistaken Identity, The Trials of Joe Windred', by award-winning Australian author Stephen Dando-Collins on Friday 24 August. Imagine not once, but twice being mistaken for a … Read more






In Sickness and In Health

ANZAC Doctor By Stuart Braga $19.95 plus postage The life of Sir Neville Howse, VC, one of Australia’s most outstanding soldier-surgeons, awarded the Victoria Cross for heroism during the Boer War.   View order form here   Banjo Paterson Booklet $3.00 … Read more






WWI Centenary Community Project Begins

The call has gone out to families with connections to Orange to help find the names of all Orange’s ex-services personnel from World War I. Orange City Council has formed a Community Working Party in the lead up to plans … Read more






History Talking by Helen McAnulty Book Launch

A love of collecting and writing oral history has led to a unique book titled History Talking by local writer Helen McAnulty covering reminiscences of people from Gulgong, Mudgee and Orange. In his foreword Alexander Jenkins Professor Emeritus, University of … Read more






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






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