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. The Taradale Historical Group website is here.

Located in the renovated Taradale Mechanics Institute in High Street, the Historical Group manages an extensive collection of local records and artefacts.

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, securing restoration grants for local buildings and preparing local history publications. 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 taradalehistorygroup@gmail.com  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 taradalehistorygroup@gmail.com  for more information or come to our regular meetings which are advertised in the Taradale Talk and on the Taradale Community Noticeboard.

For research requests can you please include  Research Request as your email subject and send an email to  taradalehistorygroup@gmail.com