History Group

Taradale Historic Group

Whether you are interested in researching the history of your property, your family tree or the history of the town and district, the Taradale Historical Group can help you uncover what you are looking for.

Located in the recently renovated Taradale Mechanics Institute, the historical society manages an extensive collection of local records and artifacts.

The society is open to researchers or casual visitors every Friday (except public holidays) from 10-12 noon and by appointment.

The Taradale Historical Society has been an active part of the Taradale community since it began in the early 1990’s in order to preserve and record the vanishing heritage and stories of the town. As well as an annual exhibition, the society undertakes fundraising and promotional activities about the history of the town including the development of signage and walking trails, securing restoration grants for local buildings, preparing local history publications and managing the local archives.

Books related to the history of Taradale are available for sale at the Mechanics Institute. Visitors can conduct their own investigations at the Taradale Mechanics Institute or contact the Historical Group secretary c/of Taradale Post Office, Taradale VIC 3447 to have paid research undertaken on your behalf.

New members and volunteers are warmly welcomed to join or visit the historical Group, please contact the President Rob Mactier on 5473 3214 for more information or come to our regular meetings which are advertised in the Taradale Talk and on the local noticeboard outside the Elphinstone Post Office (For the time being).