Taralga Historical Society Inc

Taralga Historical Society Inc

Taralga Historical Society was formed to preserve the history of Taralga and its residence for future generations. They obtained the former Methodist Church (c.1868) and it became their headquarters in 1972.

The old Taralga Methodist Church is now also the Historical Society Museum and is open to visitors. The museum showcases artefacts and historical photos of early life in Taralga, archives and family history.

For those tracing their family tree the hard work of the Historical Society is second to none, with over 100 family history folders in most cases there will be some very useful information.

Family history enquiries are attended to, and the society has books describing the early years of European settlements in the Taralga district for sale.

In the grounds, you can wander through the old dairy building and a restored settler’s slab hut, and take in other attractions of the past. Specialised displays on a variety of topics are held on the Sundays of the Queen’s birthday weekend and Labour Day weekend. Open days are also arranged by appointment for tour buses.

If you have any old photos or information about the area please feel free to contact a member of the Historical Society or email them to us on the contact page.

Please use the contact numbers below for information regarding the history of your family name or about the area.


President: Michael Chalker 4843 5975

Secretary: Graham Lambert 4843 8187

Treasurer: Glennis Wright 4840 2215

Taralga Historical Society Inc

Orchard Street




The museum is open MOST Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm (depending on volunteers) and long weekends in June and October. Taralga Historical Society welcome coach parties and groups on other occassions but please do make sure to call to book an appointment.


The society has a very extensive collection of photos, documents, diaries, manuscripts, newspaper cuttings and books which are available for research with the assistance of an on duty society member.

Even if you do not have any old photos or information, Taralga Online is always looking for new photos and information in the Taralga and surrounding area. We are especially interested in visitors and locals who have taken some good photos that would be interesting for visitors to the site to see how beautiful the area is.





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