Prince William of Orange

The City of Orange is named of Dutch Prince William of Orange who befriended Sir Thomas Mitchel when both of them served as aides-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington. As the Surveyor General of NSW Mitchell named Orange in honour of the Prince as the landscape remined him of the Netherlands. For more information click here.

Dutch Society of Orange

There was an active Dutch society in Orange in the early fifties. Herbert Frank was the driving force in that  club. In the mid fifties they all decided to get naturalised and then disbanded the club. Herbert Frank moved to Sydney. A new organisation emerged at one stage, but we have not much on them. The information below is from a scrapbook with newspaper clippings from From Herbert Frank’s time in Orange. There is also a newspaper from 1978 with several pages describing the visit by then princess Beatrix to Orange.