Half A World Away

This richly illustrated full-colour book Half A World Away: Post-War Migration To The Orange District 1948-1965 by local historian and journalist Elisabeth Edwards is a tribute to the hundreds of families from Europe and the United Kingdom who left conflict, uncertainty and economic chaos in the hope of attaining a stable, prosperous lifestyle in the Orange district.

Since the 1830s, migrants from many communities have made a remarkable contribution to the settlement and development of Orange. Following the Second World War, many migrants from Europe made their home in Orange, transforming the economy, culture and landscape of the city. As these post-war migrants’ age, it is vital their stories are recorded and their contribution to the development of Orange is documented.

Some of the migration memories and objects from Half A World Away are featured in the NSW Migration Heritage Centre’s online Belongings exhibition.

Half A World Away is a NSW Migration Heritage Centre partnership project with Orange City Council with support from Regional Museums Adviser, Kylie Winkworth.

You can purchase the book by filling out the order contact form in the adjacent link or by phoning Orange City Council on 02 6393 8170.

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