Taralga News | Calling all over 70s

A PHOTO of 70 AND OVER

The Historical Society has realised that it is some time since a photo was taken of the mature citizens of the village and district.

So at 1.30pm on Sunday of the long weekend, September 30, photos will be taken of residents and former residents over 70 years, over 80 years and over 90.

Help is asked in getting the word out to non-members of those ages who reside in the district. Also, those who previously lived in the district and have since moved away.

The complex will be open on both Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend from 10am until 2.30pm. A sausage sizzle will be available from 11am-1pm.   

Our museum,  formerly the Wesleyan then the Methodist Church, was built in 1868 and so celebrates it’s 150th anniversary. There will be recognition of this after the photos.

Afternoon tea will be available in the Hall and perhaps some light entertainment.

Sunday will be a free day although gold coin donations will be accepted. A plate or a packet of biscuits will be much appreciated.  

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE: The Taralga Museum, formerly a church, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Older residents of the district are asked to gather for an historical photo on September 30 as part of the celebration.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE: The Taralga Museum, formerly a church, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Older residents of the district are asked to gather for an historical photo on September 30 as part of the celebration.

A SAD WEEK

This last week the village lost two former residents with the passing of Michael Swan and John Lang. 

Reg Willoughby, although not a resident, was counted as a close friend of many and was always ready to help those who needed a hand.

The funeral service for Reg will be held at the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul at 2pm on Friday, September 14. 

John Lang spent all his life, until retiring, on the family property established by his father. John took pleasure in the successful grazing of his sheep and producing fine wool. He was an excellent sportsman and took an active part in the community. He was recently recognised for his long at time service in the Rural Fire Service.

John’s funeral service will take place at St Bartholomew’s Church, Crookwell at 2.30pm on Thursday, September 13. 

Residents, many of them former schoolmates, were saddened to learn of Michael Swan’s death in Canberra, after a battle with motor neurone disease.

The funeral service will be held at the Canberra Crematorium at 12pm on Friday, September 14. Michael attended the local Convent School before going to Goulburn. He later worked as a graphic artist.  

A DOCTOR NEEDED

Leone Walsh tells us that at the recent meeting of the Medical Association it was announced, with regret, that Dr Sissing would no longer be visiting the Medical Clinic in Taralga.

The Medical Association is trying to acquire medical services from another practice.

THE BARRY FAMILY

Thomas Barry Senior(1802- 1848) married Ellen Connor(1804- 1876).The couple bought their seven children to Australia in1841 on the “Ayrshire”. Two more children were born at Tarlo. The family was employed by Hannabal Macarthur at “Arthursleigh”. After Thomas’s death the family bought land at Myrtleville, “Brisbanevale”. 

The children of Thomas and Ellen were: Thomas (1824-1898) married Bridget Maher; Mary (1825-1860); James (1821-1845); William (1830-1855) married Mary Ann Kelly; John (1825-1925) married  Grace Douglas; Michael (1837-1858); Ellen (1840-1924) married William turner Macalister; Joh anna Mary (1843-1921 married James Hughes; Patrick (1846-1921) married Mary Ann McConnell. 

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