Monthly Archives: October 2019

Archaeological Dig at Templer's Mill

Play your part in history and unearth the footings of Templer’s Mill. An archaeological dig will be held to expose the footings of the historic Templer’s Mill site at Banjo Paterson Park, Ophir Road, Orange.

Attend the Community Day on Saturday 2 November from 9am to 5pm. There will also be community digs from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November at 2.45pm to 4pm. School groups are also invited to take part during the week. Please book your place online via or call 6393 8120 by Friday afternoon 5pm.

Local Author Mark Filmer Book Launch

Former local journalist Mark Filmer has documented the industrial chaos that beset the wool industry when a small group of rebel shearers sought to overturn the ban on wide-toothed shearing combs. It was one of the most violent chapters in Australian rural history. Join Mark at Orange City Library on Wednesday 6th November at 5.30pm – 7pm. Supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Please RSVP online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Blayney Library – Monday 18th November 11am

Cowra Library – Wednesday 27th November 2pm

First Nation Warriors: Sydney Wars 1788 - 1817

Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps as he discusses his book The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony 1788 – 1817, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement.

He challenges past beliefs that such clashes were sporadic and unplanned and will share new research about conflicts west of the Blue Mountains.

Meet Dr Gapps at Orange City Library on Thursday 24 October at 5.30pm. Please RSVP via or call the Library on 6393 8132. 


Author Judy Nunn to Visit Orange

1942 was the most dangerous year in our history.
Singapore had fallen and it looked like Australia was to be next. To combat this Townsville was flooded with American soldiers, overnight becoming a khaki town. Discover more about this latest story Khaki Town by bestselling Australian author Judy Nunn at Orange City Library on Wednesday 16 October 5.30pm – 7pm. Bookings online via events page through eventbrite or call 6393 8132. Supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange.