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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Indigenous Protocoles for Museums Workshop

Hosted by the Golden Memories Museum for the Central Tablelands Chapter of Museums in conjunction with the Australian Museum. Head of Indigenous Heritage at the...Continue reading

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Molong my home town

After coming from England to Molong I could call Molong my home town. I came to Australia from England in April 1951 under the...Continue reading

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The Way We Were: 1927 silent movie about Orange

See images of Dalton Brothers’s store, Dalton Flour Mill and Michael Dalton. Sunday 3 November and Sunday 10 November at Odeon Cinema, William Street...Continue reading

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Yuranigh, an Aborigine of the Wiradjuri tribe

Yuranigh, an Aborigine of the Wiradjuri tribe, 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...Continue reading

Memory Lane at Canomodine, Canowindra – Joyce Martin

 Milking was a task I enjoyed, even though the buckets were heavy. I loved being near the animals and outdoors. Joyce Martin Canowindra I was the third youngest of eight children, my name was Joyce. I had three sisters and four brothers: Jim, Nita, Bill, Topsy, Marge, me, Colin and Lindsay. We were like any other family – we laughed and fought, worked hard and helped out...Continue reading

Wild Man of Carcoar – John Fitzgerald

For some years at the beginning of the 20th century, a wild looking hairy man had been seen around the hill country between Carcoar and Blayney. This giant of a man, well over six feet tall, was John Fitzgerald, a former miner and wrestler, who became markedly eccentric but hardly posed a threat to those people who came across him. While his origins remain unclear, it appears...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.