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






Moment Behind the Photo Workshop at Orange

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but often that’s only half the story. Sometimes the best memories come from recalling the stories behind the photo. And this includes your family stories! The Central West Writers’ Centre and … Read more






Affiliate Status: FamilySearch International Research

Just wanted to remind you that through our links with Central West Libraries we have partnered with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and FamilySearch International Research. We are pleased to have Affiliate Status with the FamilySearch International Research … Read more






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






Happy to Help with Town Crier Request

We would like to share this thank you “I’d like to thank the Orange Family History Group for the wonderful information I received in response to my request for details of local town criers. Carol Sharp was the research officer. … Read more






Koori Mail digitised

Great news for people researching Indigenous issues, The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has digitised the back archive of the ‘Koori Mail‘. The Koori Mail, established in 1991 was Australia’s first wholly Indigenous owned fortnightly … 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






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