Book Launch highlights Orange's historical windows

Well known photographer, Robert Bruce, will launch his new book The Hardman Windows at St. Joseph's Church Orange - 1874-1912 in Orange on Friday 12th February.  

The launch, featuring the windows, will take place in St Joseph’s Church at 6.30pm. There will be light refreshments in Kenna Hall afterwards and an opportunity to purchase copies of the book.

The book has photos of all, bar one, of the famous windows crafted by John Hardman in Birmingham and placed in St Joseph’s between 1874 and 1912.

It also includes a chapter about the Hardman windows by stained glass researcher and renowned Hardman expert, Robin Hedditch. Robin will be at the launch to speak about the windows, the Hardman company and its long historical association with Australian churches, especially Catholic ones. 

Many of the windows were donated by members of the Dalton family, who were great supporters of the Catholic Parish of Orange; and from whom Robert descends.