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Presentation and tour by Historian John Whitehead on the exploration of this area by explorer John Oxley in 1817. Part of the 2017 Australian National Heritage Festival Program Bicentenary of Oxley’s 1817 exploration of the Lachlan River that set out on 27 April 1817 from the Depot near today’s Merriganowry Bridge. This supply depot established by William Cox in December … read more
Fri 28 Apr – Sun 30 Apr Eugowra Town Centre The streets of Eugowra will come alive for three days with murals painted by visiting artists covering the town. This popular annual event is in its fifth year. More information: www.eugowramurals.com Image: One of the murals painted in 2016 outside the Imperial Theatre
One-day symposium to mark the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the western railway line in Orange Date: Sunday 23 April 2017 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: Kenna Hall, Orange Guest speakers: Euan Greer: Revisiting the opening day celebrations in 1877 David Hill: The contribution of rail heritage to today’s society Bob McKillop: The influence of the railways on the economy and … read more
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.