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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW



Chinaman's Bend Cemetery is said to be Orange's first burial ground. 

The Orange General Cemetery was established in 1853, with the oldest surviving headstone dating from 1854.  The cemetery has been in continuous use for over 150 years.  The cemetery is situated on Lone Pine Avenue.  For more information on the cemetery contact Orange City Council on 6393 8000.

Take a look at a self-guided walking tour of the Orange General Cemetery, which focuses on some of the best features of this historic cemetery.  The brochure explains the history of the cemetery from its establishment, different styles of monuments and the meaning of symbols on monuments.

  Cemetery Brochure (Side 1) (434KB)

  Cemetery Brochure (Side 2) (588KB)

For more information on the cemetery contact Orange City Council on 6393 8000

Council manages the Spring Hill Cemetery, which closed in c.1977. 

The small village of March houses two church cemeteries. For information on the March Cemeteries contact: Methodist/Presbyterian and Uniting Burial Records
Mr Ray Miller on 6365 8233

Church of England Burial Records
Mrs Helen Millsteed on 6365 8347

Mr Ray Miller is the Secretary of the March Cemeteries and he can be contacted on 6365 8233

Researching your family history

Council holds a range of burial records for the Catholic, Church of England, Methodist and Presbyterian denominations.  These can be viewed between 9 am-5 pm Monday to Friday at the Civic Centre, Byng Street Orange.  For more information, please call the Cemetery Clerk on 6393 8223.

A wide variety of materials are held at the Orange City Library www.cwl.nsw.gov.au for people interested in tracing their ancestors.  Information available includes:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Records - NSW and other states
  • Cemetery Transcripts for other villages, towns and cities throughout New South Wales
  • Passenger and shipping records
  • Census and electoral rolls
  • Telephone and other directories
  • Newspapers
  • Handbooks and Guides
  • Family History books and newsletters
  • Probate

For further information contact:
Orange Family History Group
PO Box 930, ORANGE NSW 2800


The Orange Family History Group has produced a CD-ROM, Orange and District Memorial Inscriptions. The CD ROM has over 21,000 records giving names, date of death, place and the grave location at Amaroo, March, Ophir, Orange, Chinaman's Bend, Cargo, Cadia, Spring Hill, Millthorpe, Guyong and Byng Cemeteries.  This can be viewed at the Orange City Library.



State Archives     www.records.nsw.gov.au
National Archives of Australia  www.naa.gov.au 
State Library of NSW   www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages www.bdm.nsw.gov.au


Mormon Church Libraries www.familysearch.org

Gateway websites