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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. 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 is situated in Dja Dja Wurrung country.

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Tarnagulla Public Hall Commercial Road Tarnagulla Victoria 3551

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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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930 items

930 items

Registration of Birth form

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Birth form for: Child's name: Lousia Emily Renshaw Date of Birth: 8th August 1871 Place of birth: Spring Hill, Tarnagulla Father: David Renshaw Mother: (section lost)

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: Opening of New Bridge At Newbridge

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A colour photograph depicting an opening ceremony for the new bridge at Newbridge, Victoria. Original photograph.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

News clipping: The Local Aborigines - The Local Aborigines

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Two copies of a single page of The Advertiser (Maryborough) newspaper of July 21, 1981 with article titled 'The Local Aborigines' by non-Aboriginal historian John J. Alderson.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Photograph of Tarnagulla Cricket Club members - Tarnagulla Cricket Club members

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph depicting members of Tarnagulla Cricket Club posed as a group in an outdoor setting, possibly at the Recreation Reserve. An accompanying note identifies some of the subjects: Back row (in street dress): 1. __________ 2. __________ 3. Dan Duggan 4. __________ 5. Ted Toole Cricketers: Back row (standing): 1. Bill Minton 2. __________ 3. _________ 4. ___________ Middle row (kneeling): 1. _________ 2. __________ 3. _________ 4. ___________ Front row: 1. _________ 2. __________ 3. _________ 4. ___________ 5. Tom Page 6. __________ In distant background: 'Denty'. This fair quality copy was made from an older original photograph, probably in the late 1960s.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Notice: Tarnagulla Community Trash & Treasure Market

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A notice advertising the Tarnagulla Community Trash & Treasure Market, held 30th September, 1990.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph, side view of a cottage in Tarnagulla - Side view of a cottage in Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph depicting the side view of a cottage in Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. House needs to be identified.

Invitation to Opening of New Tarnagulla Fire Station

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

An invitation addressed to Mr & Mrs Donald Clark for the Invitation to opening of the new Tarnagulla Fire Station on 31 July 1988.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

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.

Magazine clipping: 'The Riches of Poverty Reef' - The Riches of Poverty Reef

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Clipping from People magazine of July 15, 1964. Article titled 'The Riches of Poverty Reef'. Pertains to the founding story of Poverty Reef Mine, the origin of its name, founder David Hatt and the shipwreck from which he was saved 'by a Maori princess' whom he later married. Also covers bushranging and log lockups. Original, not copy.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Registration of Birth form

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Birth form for: Child's name: Jemina Gulley Date of Birth: 21st January, 1872 Place of birth: Tarnagulla Father: Philip Gulley Mother: Jane Gulley (nee Cameron)

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.

Telegram

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Telegram sent from Sandy Creek / Tarnagulla Telegraph Office from _____ Baull to Mr Barrow, Kynton. Text reads 'Please wish Mrs Justin not to hurry back'.

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.

Registration of Death form

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Death form Name of deceased: Sarah WIlson Rank or Occupation: - Age: 18 hours Cause of Death: Debility from birth Date of Death: 8th June, 1872 Place of Death: Tarnagulla Place of burial: section missing Father's name: Thomas Mundle Wilson Mother's name: section missing, known to be Martha Wilson

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: copy of news image of George Minto - Copy of news image of George Minto

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph, being copy of a news clipping with image of George Minto. Printed caption 'The Late Mr. George Minto, Jun. (Bartlett Bros, photo)'.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. George Minto (b.1824 in Harwick, Scotland) was engineer at the Flour Mill in Tarnagulla, was Mayor of Tarnagulla Borough Council for a time and was engineer of the Shire of Marong for twenty years. For 13 years he occupied the position of surveyor to the Bendigo City Council. In his later life he lived in Kangaroo Flat. Whilst living there, on the 28th November 1914, he died, aged 90 and a half years. This photograph is a reasonable image created from a historic news source (unknown). Copy probably made by Murray Comrie in the 1970s.

Photograph: Doug Twigg Trap Shooting at Newbridge Club - Doug Twigg Trap Shooting at Newbridge Club

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph, image depicting a man standing on a concrete path, with a rifle raised ready to shoot, away from camera. This is a very dark copy of an older original. Copy probably made by Murray Comrie in the 1960s.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

In texta: 'Doug Twigg Trap Shooting a Newbridge Club'

Article: Back To Tarnagulla, Easter Week 1937 - Back To Tarnagulla, Easter Week 1937

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

One page article on newsprint titled' Back To Tarnagulla, Easter Week 1937'. Outlines the celebrations in detail.

Historical information

Don Clark Collection.

Photograph - Waanyarra School

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A sepia photograph depicting Waanyarra School in June 1918. Copy photograph.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

News clipping: An exciting era of Church history - An exciting era of Church history

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Page from The Bendigo Advertiser, of June 24, 1972, with article titled 'An exciting era of Church history'. Discusses the construction, opening and dedication of St. Saviour's Church in Tarnagulla and other Church of England churches in the region (Inglewood and Newbridge).

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Photograph of W. Grey's Home, Ironbark Gully, Tarnagulla - W. Grey's Home, Ironbark Gully, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph depicting a house located in Ironbark Gully, near Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection.

Registration of Birth form

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Birth form for: Child's name: Ellen Randall Date of Birth: 1st January, 1872 Place of birth: Clyde St, Tarnagulla Father: Charles Edward Randall Mother: Margaret Scott Randall (nee Webster)

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 of Tarnagulla Council Chambers - Council Chambers

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph the Tarnagulla Council Chambers in June 1866.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. Copy of an 1866 photograph by Aimé Marchand. The building was originally Company's Hotel, then used as Council Chambers and Mechanics Institute. Also known locally as Burstall Hall. In June 1866, Aimé Marchand (1846-1910) made a series of fourteen photographs which were submitted to the 1866-67 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, where they earned a 1st Class Honorable Mention. This is one of those fourteen images. Of French or Belgian origin and possibly formerly an assayer in California, Marchand appears to have begun his practice of photography in Tarnagulla around 1865 as an assistant to A.B. Clay. By the following year he had settled in Portland, where he opened the Royal Photographic Studio in Gawler Street. From his base in Portland he toured surrounding districts, offering portrait and view services. Little else is known about his life. He appears to have left Australia in 1878. A misprint of his name in a local directory as Annie Marchand created the misconception that he was one of only a few named women photographers in the colonies.

Letter

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Handwritten letter (or draft text for a telegram) sent from Tarnagulla, from Joseph Foos to Mr Sam Woollan, Theatre Royal, Inglewood. Message reads 'Yes'.

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.

Business docket: Tarnagulla Service Station and Garage

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A paper business docket from C.V. James' Tarnagulla Service Station and Garage.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Order of Service: Tarnagulla Uniting Church Civic Service

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Order of Service for a Civic Service at Tarnagulla Uniting Church on June 10th, 1984. Featured an address by Rev. H Stevens from Essendon Grammar School.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Poster: Dunolly-Ingelwood Rail Link Centenary Commemoration

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Poster for a celebration commemorating the Centenary of the Dunolly-Ingelwood Rail Link, held at Tarnagulla Recreation Reserve on 20th November 1988.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Photograph: Ah Youk, a Chinese resident of Tarnagulla - Ah Youk, a Chinese resident of Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A small monochrome photograph of a Chinese man with slightly bent posture, outside a slab hut, with a dog and a puppy beside him. Handwritten caption on reverse identifies subject as 'Ah Youk', a resident of Tarnagulla.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. This photograph is an original print.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on reverse 'Tarnagulla's Last Chinaman Ah Youk' and 'E. Radnell Tarnagulla'. The latter probably indicates the person who took the photo and/or who gave it to Murray Comrie. Also printed on reverse 'Bock Print'.

Registration of Death form

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Registration of Death form Name of deceased: Charles Wesley Williams Age: 7 months Cause of Death: none stated Duration of illness: six weeks Date of Death: 15th June 1872 Place of Death: Tarnagulla Place of burial: Tarnagulla Cemetery Father's name: Henry Williams (miner) Mother's name: Margaret Williams (nee McCay) Deceased place of birth: Tarnagulla

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.

Receipt: Dunolly Hospital

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A paper receipt for a payment to Dunolly District Hospital.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Photographic copy of Intercolonial Exhibition certificate, won by Tarnagulla Borough Council

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Black and white photograph being a copy of an Intercolonial Exhibition certificate, won by Tarnagulla Borough Council for mineral specimens

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. This photograph is a black and white copy created from a colour original.

Photograph of former Tarnagulla Police Stable - Former Tarnagulla Police Stable

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Monochrome photograph of a stable which once housed police horses in Tarnagulla. Dark red or brown weatherboard with white doors.

Historical information

Murray Comrie Collection. The town block where this stable was located was the base for policing in Tarnagulla from 1878 until the 1990s. The block was bounded by Stanley, Victoria, Wood and Gladstone Streets. The stable was built in 1886. An image of the stable in 1924 is THA-2019.0031.

Card: Poverty Mine Monument, Tarnagulla

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

A card printed on one side with image of the Poverty Mine Monument, Tarnagulla and on the other the word 'Greetings'.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.