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James Dalton rose from poverty in Ireland to become one of the leading merchants in NSW. Born in Duntryleague, Limerick, in 1834, James was the youngest son of James and Ellen Dalton. Soon after his son’s birth James Senior was sentenced to seven years transportation for his involvement in an abduction. He arrived in Sydney in 1835 and obtained his … read more
Friends and interested members of the community are invited to attend a gathering on Sunday 28 March at the Molong RSL Club, commencing at 2.00pm for 2.30pm. We are asking Friends and the community to explain their connections with the portraits, share a story or bring along some memorabilia to share. School students will be talking about their history studies. … read more
In the 1850s NSW surveyor-general Sir Thomas Mitchell named Byng Street, Orange, in honour of the British admiral John Byng. Born in Bedfordshire in 1704, John Byng was just 13 when he followed his father into the British Navy. Byng acquired a reputation as a steadfast naval officer and was promoted to lieutenant in 1723, rear-admiral in 1745 and vice-admiral … read more
Visiting the museums and historic sites of the Orange, Cabonne, Blayney District provides an opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle of Australians at the time of Federation. Being able to see a 100 year old photo, farm machinery or tools used to craft the pioneer homes gives an appreciation of rural technology as well as the spirit of personal endeavour.
Explore the region through its Regional Museums Heritage Trail. Absorb the history and heritage of Australia’s colourful past. Visit Orange Regional Museum website for more information.