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Orange celebrated 150 years of service to the community last night with a special council meeting held at the historic town hall. The meeting marked 150 years – to the day – the formation of the Municipal Council of Orange. Orange and District Historical Society's Elizabeth Griffin gave an informative presentation with anecdotes (including that some meetings were later held at the Carrington Hotel). The press of the day reported “the councillors re-entered the court house with John Peisley Esq as their first chairman who was received with reiterated plaudits of the assembly. A general explanation of peace making followed and the party adjourned to Mr Councillor Hanrahan's Wellington Inn where mutual expressions and happy toast followed in rapid succession during a merry hour.” The Central Western Daily is publishing a feature each month tracing the city's development. To read about our first council check out the article: