In an effort to capture the untold stories of previous generations people are being asked to share their insights into what life was like back in the first half of the 1900s.
The stories could be about a great grandmother who lived through the Templers Mill era or a child who could recall stories told by their parents about the Wentworth Mine.
During the Orange City Council project, trained volunteers would meet with community members who were willing to share their stories to be recorded at the Orange City Library, or the volunteers would conduct interviews in the participants own homes.
Orange City Council's Cultural Heritage Community Committee chairman Reg Kidd said the project was designed to share and preserve stories for future generations before they were lost in time.
"Council's oral history project will see volunteers meet with locals for a couple of hours, sit down and just talk about different moments in time that once played a vital role in the communities we live in today," Cr Kidd said.
"I hope we can get as many people as possible interested in this program as I know there would be so many grandparents and even great grandparents that are the only ones left that can truly recall those moments of history."
Orange City Council is seeking community members to share stories about: Banjo Paterson Park and memories of the day Templers Mill came down, The Springs a 1920s - 1930s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Fringe Camp, The establishment of Food Of Orange District (FOOD Week), Wentworth Main Mine at Lucknow or mining at Lucknow.
As data begins to build, shared stories will be published on an online website https://amplify.gov.au/, or interested people will be able listen to the audio at the Orange City Library.
Expressions of interest can be submitted online: https://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/our-heritage/
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