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Orange City Council has been undertaking a project to conserve the fabric of Wentworth Main Mine. The program of work has included conservation of significant 1930s buildings and included repairs to windows, doors architraves bargeboards and repainting. This project was assisted by the NSW Government throughthe Heritage Near Me program Stamper Battery Shed
Trees marked by Aboriginal cultural practices are a distinctive part of the Australian landscape. A recent discovery on Wiradjuri country in New South Wales shows some of these “culturally modified trees” may be much younger than anybody thought. Read more about it https://theconversation.com/how-a-stone-wedged-in-a-gum-tree-shows-the-resilience-of-aboriginal-culture-in-australia-139663
The Central West of New South Wales is littered with crumbling remains of once thriving settlements. There are the collapsing tin roofs of former post offices, the empty Cobb and Co changing stables, and clusters of headstones worn smooth by wind and rain. But there are also the unseen towns and villages — those reclaimed entirely by nature. Curious Central … 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.