Last Thursday the MeetUp group had an enjoyable lunch at the Soldier’s Club. Sharon and Nat decorated the table so it was very Christmassy. Next Thursday the ladies are looking forward to some retail therapy with a bus trip to Bowral. They will then have a recess until January 17 when the MeetUp commences again.
The Sports Club’s Children’s party is on Sunday, December 9. All local children are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.
THE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Michael Chalker, president of the Historical Society, said in his final report for 2018:
“Another year has come and gone and we seem to be progressing quite nicely. Since the last newsletter we have had a fairly busy time with the main event being the free open day in October. Many visitors came through the gate to enjoy the facility. A sausage sizzle was enjoyed by all.
“The 70s and over photo shoot was well attended. Graham Lambert was our official photographer, and framed photos are available to be purchased from the society. Please contact Graham.
“To complete the day, afternoon tea was enjoyed in the Masonic Hall and we were pleasantly entertained by the very talented Taralga Ukulele Group.A special thanks is extended to all the players.
“We had a coach visit from the Central Coast in early November and a Goulburn school has booked in for early December. General Saturday visitation is quite reasonable.
“Society members supplied morning tea for the Tractor Trek at Golspie Hall while members combined with the Golf Club and local RFS to run the Heritage Rally barbecue at the showground on the weekend of November 17-18.
“These events, although hard work , have proved to be financially successful for us.
“A big thank you to those members who contributed their labour and expertise so unselfishly ensuring that the events were successful.
“The next meeting will be the AGM on Saturday, February, 9.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support and effort that you have offered the Society over the past years. We will keep on keeping on!
“I wish you all that you would wish yourselves, have a happy, holy and healthy Christmas.”
Because of unforeseen circumstances the Historical Society will not be holding a Christmas Party. Perhaps they will celebrate in the New Year.
A GREAT SUCCESS
A big thank you from the Richlands\Taralga Red Cross Branch. What a wonderful achievement from Taralga who supported our outstandingly successfully annual Christmas Stall. We are very grateful. We give special thanks to our valued local businesses who support us throughout the year.
From the Historical Society’s Archives:
John Quinn (1820-1886) and Mary Moloney (1823-1901) married in County Clare and with their two children, Anne and Dennis, migrated to Australia in 1849 on the “Lady Peel”. John was a blacksmith while Mary was a servant.
The couple had five more children. Anne and Dennis were followed by John Joseph (1850), Nicholas (1855), Ellen Mary (1858), Thomas (1861), Mary (1865).