Journeys: people place stories explores the region, its people and place through time.
Beginning with the region’s first inhabitants, Journeys explores the connection to country told through stories and artefacts of the Wiradjuri people, prior to and following the crossing of the Blue Mountains and eventual settlement by in the region by Europeans.
The journey continues by examining the significance of the landscape both as a rich mineral resource and as a place of cultural and environmental significance.
Image: Display showing ‘King Billy Pye’ Breastplate, Loan courtesy Eugowra Historical Museum and Bushranger Centre and Shepherds’ Watch box, Loan courtesy Gamboola
The ever present Mt Canobolas has influenced settlement patterns, acted as a place of spiritual significance and more recently Lake Canobolas has offered the regions sports people a place to perfect their skills.
Transport technologies from the Cobb & Co coach, to railways and motor transport have changed the way people journey in the region and beyond. Developments in transport brought economic prosperity to historic villages across the region, while new communication technologies have changed the way our lives are documented and how we connect.
Image: ‘Emma’- 1926 Chevrolet Superior Tourer, Loan courtesy Dave and Larna Perry
Orange and the region has gone through a significant journey to emerge as the culturally diverse prosperous centre known today. Journeys: people place stories documents and celebrates this transformation.
Featuring objects from regional collections and local individuals Journeys: people place stories invites you to discover the rich heritage of Orange the region.
For more information and to find out about exhibition programs and event please see: www.orangemuseum.com.au/events
Complete Journeys: people place stories events and activities program can be downloaded here
Top Image: An Orange journey – Section of the Great Western Railway Line running west of Orange East Fork Junction. Image Courtesy of Orange City Library