Unique photo for museum
Group Caption: Robert Bruce, Reg Kidd, Liz Edwards, Brad Hamond and Phil Stevenson.
A unique panorama photograph overlooking much of Orange in the year of 1908 has been donated to the Orange Regional Museum with help from the Historical Society.
Liz Edwards from the Historical Society gave us an insight into the photo and what they are also presenting to council.
“It is a panoramic photograph taken from what was at the time the highest building in Orange which was Daltons Flour Mill on Peisley Street, which is no longer there.
“It is the only known photograph which shows more or less the whole of Orange in 1908. You can see from the copy here that it was a very different place, a much smaller place and that is the only real record we have of the city.
“The museum will ensure that is it preserved properly. The photo has stayed in the same family for this whole time which is incredible.
“We are also presenting the council with a copy of the photograph that well-known local photographer Robert Bruce took of the original. It has been enhanced as much as possible and it is a really good record of what Orange looked like in that time of 1908,” said Liz.
Mayor Reg Kidd says this is a significant part of Orange’s history as it shows how the town has changed over the years.
Read more in Orange City Life August 16th issue.