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Tarnagulla History Archive Tarnagulla, Victoria

The Tarnagulla History Archive is a repository for all things related to the local history of Tarnagulla and its surrounding district, including the localities of Newbridge, Llanelly, Arnold, Laanecoorie. Waanyarra, and Murphy's Creek.

The Archive holds photographs, records and artefacts and was established with funds by a PROV Local History Grant. The Archive is situated within the historic Victoria Hotel and Theatre complex, which functions as Tarnagulla's public hall. The complex, including the Archive, is managed by community volunteers from the Tarnagulla Public Hall Committee, on behalf of the Loddon Shire Council.

Tarnagulla and district are situated in Dja Dja Wurrung country.

To order image copies or make research enquiries, please use the Contact link below.

Contact Information

location
Tarnagulla Public Hall Commercial Road Tarnagulla Victoria 3551

Contact

Opening Hours

Open only by appointment. We will begin opening one Sunday a month in late 2019.

Entry Fee

None

Location

Tarnagulla Public Hall, Commercial Rd Tarnagulla Victoria

Photographs, records, artefacts and research resources relating to the history of Tarnagulla and surrounds.

Julie Beauchamp 25 August 2019 2:30 PM

When might the Tarnagulla History Archive be open to visitors and do you know if there is a 'Back to Tarnagulla' event this year ? (2019)

Megan Cardamone 25 August 2019 5:17 PM

Hi Julie, thanks for getting in touch. At the moment, the Archive is only open by appointment. Sometime later this year (probably from November) we will begin opening one Sunday per month. I'm not aware of a Back To Tarnagulla event happening this year. If you would like to come and visit the Archive I am happy to make an appointment for you. Please get in touch via email if thats okay - [email protected] and we can go from there. Best wishes, The Tarnagulla History Archive

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1344 items

1344 items

Newspaper excerpt - article: Fatal Buggy Accident, Death of Mr. James Cheetham M.L.A. - Fatal Buggy Accident, Death of Mr. James Cheetham M.L.A.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Excerpt from the Tarnagulla and Llanelly Courier newspaper of Saturday July 5, 1890 with article 'Fatal Buggy Accident, Death of Mr. James Cheetham M.L.A.'. Original, not copy.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph of Renshaw's Victoria House Store, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph of people outside Renshaw's Store in Tarnagulla. Three women standing on curb and a man standing on wagon with two harnessed horses.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. Murray Comrie's information about Renshaw's to be added. This photograph is a dark copy probably created from an older original.

Article: Town's Social Centre Has A Second Life

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Full page of Bendigo Advertiser including article

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Telegram

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Telegram sent from Sandy Creek / Tarnagulla Telegraph & Post Office. From Willie / Nellie Coulter to H.A. Henty Esq, James Henty c/o Melbourne. Message reads 'Cannot move. _____. Push to off in town. but not quite'.

Historical information

A large lot of papers, including this and other telegrams, were apparently found in the ceiling cavity of the Sandy Creek/Tarnagulla Post and Telegraph Office in the later 20th Century, during building works. Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph: Mr Leo W. Twigg of Invermay, Newbridge - Mr Leo W. Twigg of Invermay, Newbridge

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph, portrait of a man with moustache, wearing suit and bowtie. Accompanying note indicates he is Mr Leo W. Twigg of Invermay, Newbridge. This is a reasonable copy of an older original. Copy probably made by Murray Comrie in the 1960s.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Photograph: View across settling pond at mine site

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Article: Wher Silence Is Golden

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Clipping from unknown paper.

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Photograph of old gas lamppost in King Street, Tarnagulla - Old gas lamppost in King Street, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph depicting an old, defunct gas lamppost in King Street, Tarnagulla

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. This is an original photograph.

Photographs: Rotary Rotunda, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

3 copies of a colour photograph depicting the Rotary Rotunda in Tarnagulla. Original photograph.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Photographs: Remembrance certificate for Maryan Douglas of Laanecoorie - Remembrance certificate for Maryan Douglas of Laanecoorie

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Two copies of a monochrome photograph, being copies of a remembrance or memorial certificate for Maryan Douglas of Laanecoorie This is a very dark copy of an older original. Copy probably made by Murray Comrie in the 1960s.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. Maryan Douglas died June 24, 1907, aged 65 years. She was married to John Douglas.

Photograph: Marquee at mining exploration site

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Ticket from Llanelly, Newbridge & District Weighbridge

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A paper ticket from Llanelly, Newbridge & District Weighbridge, dating from 1933.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Postcard: The Company's Dam, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Registration of Birth form

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Birth form for: Child's name: Sarah Catherine Green Date of Birth: 9th February, 1872 Place of birth: Specimen Hill, Tarnagulla Father: John Green Mother: Sarah Green (nee Stubbs)

Historical information

A large lot of papers, including this and many other birth and death registration forms, were apparently found in the ceiling cavity of the Sandy Creek/Tarnagulla Post and Telegraph Office in the later 20th Century, during building works. Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph: Wooden building in Tarnagulla district - Wooden building in Tarnagulla district

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph depicting a weatherboard building somewhere in the district in or near Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Registration of Birth form (partial)

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Birth form for: Child's name: Edward Lewis Silke Date of Birth: section missing Place of birth: section missing Father: Edward Silke Mother: section missing

Historical information

A large lot of papers, including this and many other birth and death registration forms, were apparently found in the ceiling cavity of the Sandy Creek/Tarnagulla Post and Telegraph Office in the later 20th Century, during building works. Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph: People on railway platform, Back To Tarnagulla 1931

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A monochrome photograph of people gathered on the platform of Tarnagulla railway station during the Back To Tarnagulla 1931 event.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Telegram

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Telegram sent from Tarnagulla Telegraph Office from A. Lawn to Mrs Mary Lawn. Text reads 'Wait till I send for you'.

Historical information

A large lot of papers, including this and many other telegrams, were apparently found in the ceiling cavity of the Sandy Creek/Tarnagulla Post and Telegraph Office in the later 20th Century, during building works. Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph - New water storage basin, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A colour photograph depicting a water storage basin at Tarnagulla around the time of its creation in 1987. Original photograph.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Newspaper clipping: 'New Big Gold Find Reported'

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper, article titled 'New Big Gold Find Reported' about Reef Mining NL finding a major gold deposit near Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Share Certificate: South Harvest Home Quartz Mining Co.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Blank certificate

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Portrait of George Radnell in uniform

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A hand-coloured photographic portrait of George Duncan Radnell of Tarnagulla in military uniform, probably around the time he enlisted. On back, handwritten 'ENlisted when 16. Died 31st May 1918'.

Photograph of the interior of the Methodist Church, Tarnagulla - Interior of the Methodist Church, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A monochrome photograph depicting the interior of the Methodist Church, Tarnagulla

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Photograph: Demolition of structure adjoining 98 Commercial Road, near Tarnagulla.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Card: Tarnagulla Old Boys' and Girls' Society Centenary Anniversary 1952 - Tarnagulla Old Boys' and Girls' Society Centenary Anniversary 1952

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Card relating to commemoration of Tarnagulla Old Boys' and Girls' Society Centenary Anniversary in 1952. Inside is list of names, a roll of those who returned for reunion.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph of cottage at 96 Commercial Road, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph depicting a cottage with raised verandah, which is located at 96 Commercial Road, Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. Building is still on Commercial Road and in 2019 is a private residence. History to be confirmed.

Telegram

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Telegram sent from Tarnagulla Telegraph Office from M (?) Wilson to George Patterson, Little Park St, South Yarra. Text reads "Have been from home. Your letter just received. Will write on Monday'.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection. A large lot of papers, including this and many other telegrams, were apparently found in the ceiling cavity of the Sandy Creek/Tarnagulla Post and Telegraph Office in the later 20th Century, during building works.

Bulletins of the Geological Survey of Victoria, no. 17 the Newbridge Goldfield

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Photocopy of prospectus: Yorkshire Gold Mine Tarnagulla.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Housed in plastic display folder

Historical information

David Gordon Collection. Compiled by David Gordon.

Second Prize Card: Tarnagulla Flower Show

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A 'Second Prize' card used at Tarnagulla Flower Show, probably part of the 1966 Tarnagulla Fair, held on 24th September, 1966.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.