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New website shares rich history of Central West

By March 10, 2022March 22nd, 2022Heritage, Library, News

Central West Libraries has launched a new website to capture and share Central West history, heritage and stories.

Recollect Central West provides easy online access to a rich collection of heritage material relating to the NSW Central West, its people, places and events.

The site contains significant items from Central West Libraries’ local history collections including images, publications, photographs and maps, as well as the Central Western Daily newspaper negative collection.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Central West Libraries manager Roslyn Cousins, Orange Mayor Jason Hamling and Orange & District Historical Society President Dave Sykes at the launch.

Recollect Central West was launched by Orange Mayor Cr Jason Hamling at an event at Orange City Library on Wednesday 9 March.

“Orange City Council has worked with the Orange & District Historical Society to digitise some of the Central Western Daily negative collection, which dates from 1955 to 2000, to make it accessible to all,” Cr Jason Hamling said.

The aim is to continually grow the collection by sharing information relating to any items on the site. Central West Libraries will also progressively add new material.

“We are asking the public to register with the site, become a member and add photos, stories and memories about the Central West region,” Cr Hamling said.

“This makes the site their own unique and wonderful resource for the community, especially those interested in our social history, heritage and family history.”

At the website launch, Central West Libraries Manager Roslyn Cousins showcased features of the Recollect Central West site including how easy it is to become a member, view and upload

To register as a member, head to the website and for information and enquiries please send an email to [email protected]

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