From billiards-playing fame to a horse racing fan, claiming the title of mayor of Orange for several terms does have rewards.
In the latest of Orange street name series here's four multi-term mayors remembered on city signposts today.
Patrick Kenna arrived in Australia from his native Ireland aged 15.
By the time he died, aged 68, he had opened The Miners Arms Inn, now the Parkview Hotel, was the joint owner of an Orange newspaper, helped establish Orange Hospital and was a founder of the Orange Mechanics Institute.
And he was mayor of Orange in 1871, 1878 and 1884.
He died on 15 June 1894 and is buried in the Orange Cemetery.
According to the Orange Wiki website Joseph Windred was born in the Hawkesbury district in 1822.
He moved to Orange and became an auctioneer and stock and station agent.
It records he was also a long time enthusiast of horse racing and the Orange Jockey Club.
Joseph Windred was mayor of Orange in 1876 and 1883.
He died at Molong on 12 January 1901 and is also buried in the Orange Cemetery.
By the last year of World War I fundraising was a key way for towns to support the war effort.
The Centenary of World War I website records that in July 1918 Alderman George Treweeke took out a 200 pound life insurance policy for a young father heading for overseas duty.
Alderman Treweeke was mayor in 1919 and 1920.
A death notice in 1950 said he was a "well known grazier and sheep breeder, and had properties in the Orange, Bourke and Scone districts."
Dr Walter Matthews is one of Orange's longest serving mayors with terms from 1936-44 and 1948-50.
He came to fame in 1941 when billiards champion Walter Lindrum visited Orange and played the mayor in a charity challenge match.
The National Advocate newspaper recorded that given a 90-point start in a race to 100 points the mayor went first and made eight, just two shy of victory.
Lindrum replied with 100 in a row and the game was over.
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