History Alive; Show and Tell

Many people have interesting historical items in their homes, such as photographs, documents, kitchen implements, clothes and war memorabilia. Orange & District Historical Society is giving you the chance to share your treasures and tell the stories attached to them. … Read more

Explore Anson Street

Did you know that there was once a bowling club where Kmart stands today; or that there used to be a bank on all four corners of the Summer and Anson streets intersection; or that Orange’s first fire station was … Read more

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

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