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New Landholders Seminar

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Central Tablelands Local Land Services will be hosting a seminar for new rural landholders, to provide them information to assist them to enjoy and better manage their rural blocks. Presentations will include: Managing livestock, Rural Crime Prevention, Protecting your properties from fire, managing feral animals and weeds and managing the natural environment. The seminar is free but bookings are required The seminar will run from 5 – 7pm and will be followed by a light supper.

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series: Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley

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You are invited to attend our next Leadership Series (lunch time) online event on Tuesday, 18 May at 12noon.

The Central West is again fortunate to have the calibre of Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as our next speaker.

“Celebrating Achievements of Women in Regional Australia”

Join us for an interactive session to hear about the achievements and successes of other women in Regional Australia.  Her Excellency will share some experiences that will inspire and motivate women in our region who are recovering from (or still impacted by) the severe drought, bushfires, pandemic and floods.  Mrs Hurley will also share her experiences, hear about some of the challenges we are facing in our community and add her thoughts to what we can be doing to better support women in our region.  The session will be facilitated by Mary Brell, Chair of CWWF.

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More about Mrs Linda Hurley:

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

In the course of their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia.

Mrs Hurley’s own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.

Mrs Hurley has an interest in the Arts, especially music. She is passionate about singing, and showing how singing, especially in a group, can have a positive impact on individuals and the community.

Mrs Hurley is dedicated to championing causes that are developing new technologies to recycle rubbish, and ways to reduce our use of plastic, particularly plastic packaging and plastics used for single use items, which are not only harmful to the environment but add unnecessarily to landfill sites.

Exhibition Opening: ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’.

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Orange Regional Museum invites you to the opening of ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’.

Welcome to the dawn of the space age. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of This World explores Australia’s role in the space race. Learn about the history of Woomera Rocket Range, see how Australia was involved in the first Moon landing and take the kids on their very own space mission!

6pm for 6.30pm

FREE, all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a COVID safe event. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential.

Terms and Conditions:

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.

Please notify staff before the event if you do not wish your image to be published.


Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

• Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

“Alive And Creating” contemporary Art Exhibition

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come out of the dark covid cave and see art LIVE and in FULL COLOUR!

“Alive and Creating” art exhibition will be springing up in the old Silmac building in Peisley Street Orange.
Colour City Creatives contemporary art group wants everyone to see art live and in full colour. Going to a gallery is safe, boosts our immunity and enriches your imagination. Come and get some good country colour therapy with a dose of contemporary art by a group of passionate artists from Orange. Let’s banish the covid blues and fill our lives with colour again… while still maintaining distance 🙂
Colour City Creatives is a self-run cooperative of creatives from Orange and surrounds and consists of painters, weavers, video artists, poets, photographers, glass artists, clay artists and sculptors. A wonderful group of local artists who love to share what inspires them because they find living here Artspirational.

Visa options for employing

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Learn about new regional visa options for your business where positions cannot be filled by Australian workers.

If you are interested in learning more about skilled regional migration pathways, please register to attend this free information session to be presented by the NSW Regional Outreach Officer from the Department of Home Affairs.