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Orange Heritage Trail


Tynan St, Orange

During the 1950s Tynan Street became almost exclusively home to migrants of various ethnic backgrounds. Attracted by cheap land, they usually built a ‘temporary dwelling’ first, then as funds became available, helped one another to build simple but adequate houses for their families. The parents often worked and socialised together while the children played along a nearby creek and in paddocks in what was then a semi-rural area.

Other areas where large numbers of migrants built homes include Frederica, Sampson, Margaret and Bletchington Streets.

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