Fires Firemen, Fire Brigades

The Orange district has had its fair share of fires over the years, from house fires to business premises and bush fires. Before the city’s first Fire Brigade was formed in 1870 many houses and commercial buildings were constructed of … Read more

Do you remember Templers Mill which used to stand on Ophir Road or perhaps Glenroi House, which was situated in Bathurst Road. Perhaps you can recall the city gasworks on the corner of Peisley and Byng streets and Dalton’s flour … Read more

Dalton’s/Western Stores/Myer – passing of an era

The Orange & District Historical Society’s next History Alive meeting has been postponed from Wednesday 9th to Wednesday 23 November. This is so that one of the key speakers can attend. The Society extends their apologies for any inconvenience this … Read more

NSW Government Gazette now online

The State Library of New South Wales, in partnership with the National Library of Australia, has digitised over one million pages of historic NSW Government Gazettes to make the entire collection now available online – for free! Over 150 years … Read more

Greek Cafes and Milk Bars in the Central West

We’ve just received copies of a delightful new book Greek cafes and milk bars of Australia by Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski which takes a Nostalgic look at the days when the Greek Café was the gathering place for every … Read more

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