UK Visitor with Connections to Wellwood
We were pleased to host a visit by Graeme Kerr from the UK with his daughter Blaize taking time out to view the Wellwood Collection at Orange City Library. He is pictured with Librarian Trudi and a portrait of Orange pioneer Andrew Kerr senior.
Scottish born Andrew Kerr senior was one of Orange’s early pastroralists. He came to Australia in 1825. Shortly afterwards he purchased a property at Yullundry in the Molong district. He bought “Wellwood” at auction by outbidding William Charles Wentworth. He paid 8/- per acre, for 1195 acres in December 1836.
His homestead Wellwood still stands and is visible from the Mitchell Highway, part way between Orange and Lucknow.
Graeme, who grew up at Wellwood, travelled from England to present his children with a family tree and thoroughly enjoyed his time talking about the family and finding out interesting things he did not know in the collection.
Pageturners July Read
Love reading? Join in the thought provoking discussion about the Miles Franklin Literary Awards longlist on Wednesday 12th July from 5.30pm – 7pm. Please RSVP to 6393 8132 or via eventbrite.com.
The Longlisted books are:
Steven Amsterdam: The Easy Way Out
Emily Maguire: An Isolated Incident
Mark O’Flynn: The Last Days of Ava Langdon
Ryan O’Neill: Their Brilliant Careers
Josephine Wilson: Extinctions
Kristen Tranter: Hold
Inga Simpson: Where the Trees Were
Phillip Salom: Waiting
Josephine Rowe: A Loving, Faithful Animal
We will also try and predict the winner.
National Garage Sale Day: Book Bargains
Bargains, bargains, bargains. Celebrate National Garage Sale Day with us and pick up a book bargain or two. From 10am to 2pm on Saturday 25 October we will be releasing books to the community for sale. Books are priced from 50 cents each and magazines just 20 cents. So come along and buy a book or two. Also check out bargains like chairs, tables and display shelving from the Orange Visitor Information Centre, Art Gallery items and more – all at Byng Street.
Reminder: Knit -In Thank You Morning Tea Reminder
Just a reminder – we are thanking all our wonderful Knit-In volunteers who work so hard to support Wrap With Love by donating wool, knitting, and sewing squares, as well as delivering the knitted rugs to Sydney. Goodbye winter and keep on knitting. Our Orange Purlers will continue to meet through the warmer months to continue their support for the Wrap With Love charity. Our Knit-In Thank You Morning Tea will be held on Thursday 9 October at 10.30am. See you then….
Storytime Returns for New School Term
Storytime for pre-schoolers returns for the new school term – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am from Tuesday 7th October. Please book your place up to one week before by calling the Library on 6393 8132.