A holiday adventure in our colourful backyard
Follow your nose using Central Western Daily’s link ‘Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW‘ (compiled by photographers Carla Freedman and William Davis) to walk, hop or skip your way to the heritage homes and business-houses that are the foundations of our city.
Enjoy learning about the beautiful architecture of mansions like Duntryleague and the civic buildings now housing OCTEC and the railway station; visit elegant Cook Park; see where we remember our fallen heroes; find an abandoned hospital and a 100-year old power pole; visit the legendary Gnoo Blas race track, and admire the Dalton Stores, Post Office and other historic buildings from the 1800s still in use today.
You might need a bike or car for some of these…but you get the idea.
Pencils at the ready
CWMs are inviting entries of original coloured and/or lead pencil drawings of these extraordinary landmarks in A4 size to be judged by Orange’s own children’s book illustrator Freya Blackwood. Winners of the various categories will receive a signed copy of one of Freya’s gorgeous books – something you’ll want to treasure.
Hmmm…. is that coffee I smell??
For some extra enjoyment try stopping at one of the many good cafes along the trail for coffee and snacks; it might turbo-fuel your youngster’s inner Freya – or yours!
Get your arty juices flowing
Materials: coloured and/or lead pencils (texta, crayon, pen, paint, ink, digital or other drawing material will not be accepted). Paper size: A4 (blank, unruled), any colour. Enter as many times as you wish and please attach an entry to each drawing.
So, hop on down to Officeworks, Big W, K-Mart or Raw Canvas for your pencils (if you don’t have any), jump on to the link and discover our city’s history through your child’s eyes.
Where to sent it
Competition closes: 5pm, Sunday 16 July 2023.
Entries to: CWM Holiday Drawing Competition, c/- 53 Byng Street, Orange NSW 2800
Prizes kindly supplied by Collins Book Store.
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