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Orange Heritage Trail


Summer St & Peisley St, Orange

The Strand Theatre was one of a number of venues in Orange where migrants attended naturalisation ceremonies. Perfunctory ceremonies had originally been held in court houses, but when Orange City Council took over it was felt that such an important event should be held in places where people felt comfortable and which could provide a sense of occasion.

Members of local community groups such as the CWA and the Quota Club of Orange assisted with refreshments. Other venues where naturalisation ceremonies took place included the Town Hall in Anson Street, and the CWA Hall and the rotunda in Robertson Park.

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