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Villages of the Heart

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Documenting Bloomfield Hospital Collection

A small group of volunteers began documenting the Bloomfield Hospital Collection in November 2013.  Well over 1000 objects and photographs have now been catalogued. The...Continue reading

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Molong Historical Society 1965-2015; Celebrating 50 years

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Official Opening of the Dabee-Mudgee Stories Aboriginal Cultural Exhibition

It is at 1-00pm on Saturday 27th June at the Kandos Returned Services Community Club, with special guest, Djon Mundine.  The hosts are the...Continue reading

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Frank Gardiner and the Eugowra Escort robbery

Australia’s gallery of rouges features a number of 19th century bushrangers, among them the chief architect of one of the largest gold robberies in the country, Frank Gardiner. Gardiner arrived in the colony in 1834 as a young boy from Scotland, according to several sources, though some reports claim this anti-hero was home grown, having been born near Goulburn at a small settlement called Boro Creek.  The...Continue reading

Bandoneon player, Max Fricke

Max Fricke has spent his life entertaining people in Germany and Orange with his bandoneon. The bandoneon was brought from Germany to Australia. ‘Musical instruments keep alive the culture, music and memories of home’.Continue reading

Amoco Hall, Orange

The concept of the Amoco Hall was first mentioned at a meeting at the Ophir Hotel  when Mr Ernest Tilston ‘sold’ the idea of a public hall to the then Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ron Hill. The meeting was to discuss the formation of a Bowling Club for proposed bowling greens that the Amoco Oil Company had agreed to help finance in exchange for the lease of  land  on Bathurst Road...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. Visit Orange Regional Museum website for more information.