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Book Launch: Child’s Play: Growing Up in Orange in the 1950s & 1960s

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Book Launch: Child’s Play: Growing Up in Orange in the 1950s & 1960s

Thu 9 December 2021, at 6:00 pm

Featuring more than 80 stunning images from the Central Western Daily photographic archive, Child’s Play: Growing up in Orange in the 1950s and 1960s explores childhood in all its aspects, from birth, baptism and baby shows to school days, swimming and scouts. The exhibition and publication are a collaboration between Orange Regional Museum and the Orange & District Historical Society.

Hear from exhibition curator Liz Edwards, enjoy the exhibition, and pick up a copy of the publication in time for Christmas.

This project is supported by the Orange Regional Arts Foundation.

Image: Yvonne Ridley, Bruce Crowhurst and Terry Scanlon yabbying in January 1956. Orange & District Historical Collection, CWD Negative Collection.


This is a COVID safe event.

Our events are following current COVID-19 guidelines. We ask you to:

  • Please check in using the Service NSW app on entry to the Museum.
  • Use hand sanitiser upon entry.
  • Respect physical distancing guidelines .
  • Please do not attend if you are sick or are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 exposure.


Event Photography

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.


Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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