Welcome to the
Taradale Historical Group
Olive Penno was a founding member of he Taradale Historical Group and passed away on August 4, 2020 at the age of 92. Having lived in Taradale all her life and was the font of knowledge for the history of the township. Olive's obituary can be found here
About the THG
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 by appointment only.
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. 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.
Taradale High St 1860
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 email email@example.com to have paid research undertaken on your behalf. To ensure a timely acknowledgement to your request please put the following into the email subject: "Research Request"
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Memoirs of Tomas Park $10
Taradale House (Scotland) $5
Taradale's Schools 1855-2016 $20
Taradale Halls & lodges $20
Walk/Drive Leaflet Free