Taradale Historical 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 renovated Taradale Mechanics Institute in High Street, the Historical Group manages an extensive collection of local records and artifacts.
The Group is open to researchers or casual visitors every Friday (except public holidays) from 10-12 noon and by appointment.
The Taradale Historical Group 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 via Taradale Post Office, Taradale VIC 3447 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Peter Price via email@example.com 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).
In 2012 the Historical Group published the Taradale Township Walking & Drive Map showing the location of 36 historic points of interest (buildings, bridges, landscape features).
See Walking tour of Taradale