AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
RECOGNITION: Australia Day Ambassador Lyndey Milan, Taralga’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Graham Lambert, and Upper Lachlan Mayor, John Stafford.
Graham was recognised for his involvement in the community and kindness to older persons having trouble of any kind.
Graham is secretary of the Historical Society. He is also secretary of the Red Cross Branch. Graham is involved with the RFS, the Golf Club and the Taste of Taralga.
In his speech of acceptance Graham said he was honoured by the award but added Taralga was a great community in which to live. Graham also mentioned the fact that Taralga was almost 200 years old and it was planned to celebrate the event on the long weekend in October.
Jem Green, the captain of Crookwell High School, was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year. His brief speech spoke on the honour of being named Young Citizen. He said he was proud to be part of such a good community.
Stewart McLean, President of the Australia Day Committee proudly holds the Award for Best Event of the Year. He is flanked by Lyndey Milan and Prue Burfitt.
Taralga has been celebrating Australia Day since 1959.
A SEVERE STORM
On Sunday afternoon a hailstorm travelled from Myrtleville through the village. Stones cut the Stonequarry Road the Woolshed Bridge. Access to Taralga was through the Richland Road. Goslpie received 25mm.
KATHLEEN HARTLEY PASSES
The sudden passing of Kathleen Hartley on January 23 shocked friends and neighbours. Kathleen loved the land, was treasurer of the Taralga Landcare Group for many years and was awarded a Life Membership n 2018 in recognition of her work. Kathleen was also a foundation member of the Taralga Garden Club when it began in 1991. Kathleen was a friendly, happy person and noted as an excellent cook.
FERGINE CROKER PASSES
Taralga lost one of its senior members with the passing of Fergine Croker on January 24. Fergine, born in 1925, was one of the three daughters of Les and Sarah Cameron (nee Durack). Fergine married Fred Croker (dec.) and raised 14 children. She is survived by 37 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. Fergine was a keen gardener, a member of the Garden Club as well as a keen bowler in the Women’s Bowling Club.
FEBRUARY DIARY DATES
- Monday 4th. Community Bus to Goulburn.
- Wednesday 6th. Community Bus to Crookwell.
- Thursday 7th. MeetUp.
- Friday 8th. Small Schools Swimming Carnival.
- Saturday 9th. Historical Society AGM.
- Monday 11th. Community Bus to Goulburn.
- Tuesday 12th. Red Cross Annual Meeting.
- Wednesday 13th. P and C AGM. Community Bus to Crookwell.
- Thursday 14th. Garden Cub tour to Crookwell.
- Friday 15th. MeetUp.
- Monday 18th. Community Bus to Goulburn.
- Wednesday 20th. Community Bus to Crookwell.
- Thursday 21st. MeetUp.
- Friday 22nd. Golf Club Meeting.
- Monday 25th. Community Bus to Goulburn.
- Wednesday 27th. Community Bus to Crookwell. Lions Club Meeting.
- Thursday 28th. Neighbour Aid. MeetUp.
At the Australia Day celebration, CWA members were assisted by two future members: Cherie Langford, Lisa Francis, Mary McIntosh, Sue Corby, Heather McIntosh, Laylah McIntosh, Ruby McIntosh, front row: Li Cummins, Erin Thorpe.
Graham Lambert thanked the Australia Day Committee for the honour and said what a great community he lives in.