Villages of the Heart

Villages of the Heart and the Orange Apple Festival Join Jacqui Newling on Saturday May 10 at the Orange Farmers market as part of...Continue reading

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Farewell Dr Rowland: a celebratory dinner, 1860s style: Toasts, tastes and tales to celebrate Carcoar hospital’s first doctor – Hugh Mortimer Rowland.

Carcoar Hospital museum is hosting a colonial themed dining event on Saturday March 21 to celebrate a dinner held nearly 150 years ago to...Continue reading

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The popular Yeoval Museum/Exhibition “Banjo Paterson…more than a Poet” is taking delivery of new glass display cabinets purchased with a grant from the Department...Continue reading

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Fins to Flight

An exhibition of astounding images from world renowned wildlife photographer Akos Lumnitzer. These stunning images highlight the ecological and evolutionary progress from Fish to...Continue reading

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Villages of the Heart Museum Open Weekend; May 8 – 10 2015

Museums in Central New South Wales are celebrating their unique stories with the inaugural Villages of the Heart Museums Open Weekend on Friday 8 May, Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May. The museums of Canowindra, Millthorpe, Lucknow, Orange, Carcoar, Molong, Eugowra, Yeoval and Blayney will be providing a special program of events. Visit the newly interpreted kitchen display in the Merriganowry Pioneer Hut at the Canowindra...Continue reading

Preserving a sculpture and a village

In a rustic rural park in Central West New South Wales two-storey high fractured bust of English sculptor Henry Moore rises above the knee high native grasses. It’s grown to be the centrepiece of the modest sculpture park in the village of Yeoval and has proven it has much more than monetary value. Yeoval’s Alf Cantrell is passionate about his village which has a population of about...Continue reading

Yuranigh, guide, companion, counsellor and friend

Yuranigh, a Wiradjuri , became a guide to Major Thomas Mitchell on his expedition to central Queensland, which started in December 1845. Along with two other Aborigines, Yuranigh, a Wiradjuri tribesman from the Molong district, joined Mitchell at Boree. He soon proved his worth in many ways – retrieving cattle which had strayed, finding water for the group, climbing tall trees to get a better view of the...Continue reading

Central NSW Museums

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.