Taralga News | August 9

STREETSCAPE PLAN

All residents are invited to the meeting to discuss the streetscape of our village.

Fresh Landscape Designs, engaged by the Upper Lachlan Council, plan to produce a themed guide for the council’s villages and towns while retaining the unique character of each. The guide will be used to plan beautification projects as funds become available. 

The meeting will be held at the Taralga Hotel at 2.30pm on Monday, August 14. So do come and contribute your thoughts on what is needed in our village.                 

AP&H MEETING

Secretary of the AP&H, Don Taylor reminds members and intending members that the annual meeting of the Association will be held at The Club at 7.30pm on Wednesday, August 16.

FERGINE TURNS 92

Fergine’s family took her out to lunch at the Taralga Hotel to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Fergine is one of the village’s four “Over-90s”.

THE TANGLED VINE

Steve and Steff have been working nonstop so have decided to have a break and the takeaway will be closed until Sunday, August 20.

NASH WINS

Once again Nash Green has blitzed the field. Nash came in first at Hudson Park, Goulburn on July 26.                                                                 

MEETUP

MeetUp is an Australian government funded service that provides social opportunities and outings within a group setting to seniors in the Upper Lachlan area. Older people can become very isolated when they can no longer get out and do everything they used to do. At our group meetings we have all sorts of activities like quizzes, cards, guest speakers, gardening, light exercise, crafts and outings – at the end of August we are going to Crookwell for lunch. In most groups we are able to provide transport to and from the meetings (subject to where you live). We also provide morning tea and a delicious two course lunch.

If you are 65 or over you can contact Upper Lachlan Community Care on 4832 2399 to find more details. The cost of the day is $10 and is subsidised through the CHSP program. If you find this amount difficult to find we are happy to make special arrangements for you. The Taralga group are a happy lot who enjoy a laugh and the good company.                                 

FERNBANK OPENING

The August meeting of the Historical Society discussed suggestions for the opening of the newly restored Fernbank School on the holiday weekend in October.

It was decided to obtain souvenirs for sale and to provide a barbecue lunch from 12pm. A working bee will be held the weekend before the holiday. 

The next meeting of the Society will be held on Sunday, October 8.

MAKING PLANS: Roslyn and her friend Ray Sheils at the August meeting of the Taralga Historical Society. Photo: supplied.

MAKING PLANS: Roslyn and her friend Ray Sheils at the August meeting of the Taralga Historical Society. Photo: supplied.

LOCAL FAMILY HISTORY

We continue our occasional look at the background of local families:

Dominick William Fullum/Fulham/Fullem (1817-1880) at Barratown, Kildare. His wife was Ellen Dunn (1816). The couple came to the colony in 1841 on the “Livingston”. They worked for the Macarthurs in Camden before coming to  work at “Richlands”. The children were: Catherine (1843-1921) married Michael Donohoe; Ann (1845-1877) married Patrick McCormack; William (1848-1906) married Margaret Cosgrove); James (1850-1912); John (1852-1924); Mathew (1855-1926); Thomas (1858-1929). Edward Joseph (1879-1936) was the son of James.

Local belief is that Dominic was responsible for surveying the Richland farms when the property was subdivided and sold.

Edward Joseph, a builder married Jessie Chalker. Their family was: Mary, William, Charles, Cecelia, Austin, Katheen, Mathew, John. James and William both owned land in the Guineacor area. This family lived in a home on the Woolshed Creek on the old Guineacor Road. Three spellings are given because family trees differ in the spelling. The family tree sent by a grandson of Catherine, Bill Sims from New Zealand uses Fullem but on  the headstone of Dominick the name is given as Fullum.

GOOD TIMES: Margaret McIntosh and Kath Heath enjoy a joke as they knit busily at the recent Friendship Club meeting.

GOOD TIMES: Margaret McIntosh and Kath Heath enjoy a joke as they knit busily at the recent Friendship Club meeting.