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History

Local Author Mark Filmer: Three Steel Teeth

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

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 eventbrite.com 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

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History Week: WWI Blog

 

 

 

It’s History Week and this year’s theme is The Great War. Researchers at Orange City Library are hard at work delving into the stories of the WWI servicemen and women from the area and posting their findings on the Centenary of WWI blog http://www.centenaryww1orange.com.au/

To date they have identified 1, 827 local service men and women, 209 of whom failed to return home, having being killed in action or died of disease. There were 25 women from the area who served as nurses, and at least seven indigenous service men.

The Centenary of World War I in Orange project is being led by a community committee which includes representatives from Orange City Council, Central West Libraries, the Orange and District RSL, sub-branch and the local community.

 

 

WWI veterans march during the 1967 ANZAC Day Parade in Orange.

History Alive: WWI Research with Historical Society Tonight 7pm

 

WWI veterans march during the 1967 ANZAC Day Parade in Orange.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guests at tonight’s (Wednesday 27 August) Orange and District Historical Society monthly History Alive Talk are Central West Libraries Librarian Trudi Mayfield and local author of The Unknown ANZACS Michael Caulfield. The topic is WWI and Trudi will talk about her ongoing research for the Centenary of WWI in Orange website which showcases the stories of men and women from the district who enlisted and served in WWI. Visit the website: http://www.centenaryww1orange.com.au/

The WWI History Talk will be held at the Orange Senior Citizens Centre (entry from Woolworths carpark) at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Light refreshments will be served with a $5 entry fee to cover costs. To RSVP please call 6362 8647.

Photo courtesy: CWD Negative Collection, Orange and District Historical Society.