Taralga excelled again in 2019 as an olive oil production region.
At the recent Australian International Olive Oil Awards, Hannaford Olive Oil from Taralga was awarded the Best Mild Olive Oil in Australia.
This is the third time in four years that Hannaford Olive Oil has received an award at the Australian International Olive Oil Awards.
In 2018, Hannaford Olive Oil from Taralga was recognised as the best olive oil produced in NSW and the ACT.
"It is almost unbelievable that our extra virgin olive oil has been recognised at an international level as the best mild extra virgin olive oil produced in Australia," David Hannaford said.
"In prior years we were recognised as producing the second best olive oil.
"It is great for this region that we have achieved the award for the nation's best mild extra virgin produced in Australia.
"It is very good news that the Southern Tablelands region is being recognised for the production of high quality cold climate olive oil.
"Clearly, cold climate olives from this region have a very promising future."
The Hannaford Olive Grove is planted south of Taralga and the olives are processed by White Chapel Grove at Colo Vale.
The Australian International Olive Oil Awards attracted entries from across Australia as well as from a number of overseas olive oil producer.
The awards are determined each year by a panel of national and international olive oil experts.
The judge's comments about the Hannaford Olive Oil were:
"Spicy, chocolate, vanilla, pear and almond meal on the nose.
"Excellent transfer to the palate. Clean and spicy flavours of star anise, ginger and nutmeg.
"An elegant oil with good length and a late warm ginger nut biscuit finish."
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A LIST OF STATION MASTERS
A former resident interested the old Taralga railway has sent the Historical Society a list of the Taralga station masters.
On February 11, 1928, H Bowyer was appointed the first station master at Taralga.
He was followed by M Ravilion in August 1931.
HR Kemp took over on May 2, 1936 but for some reason he was replaced by T Casey on May 23, 1936.
F Whitley took over in July 1938. This officer married local girl, Ann Mooney.
The couple lived in Taralga until May 1943 when a Mr Morton was appointed, but a Mr Rippon was made station master on November 20, 1943.
J Brown was appointed in July 1946; KF McCullen January 1948; RC Jacka 1949 and in April 1949 F Bales was made station master.
The position was abolished and the station was unattended on the July 12, 1949.
Trucks then carried goods to be sold in the village and stock were often driven to sales in Goulburn.
THE SHOW IS ON
A final decision has not been made regarding the Team Yarding but the rest of the Taralga Show program will go ahead as planned on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15.
The first shows were held in John Mooney's paddock before being moved to what is now the waste area. In 1914 the present ground was named as the showground.