Tarcutta is one of the last towns to be by-passed by the Hume Freeway. Not too much longer and this bane of a town to the motorist will be consigned to history. Why; ridiculously slow speed limits have determined Tarcutta has been a revenue centre for NSW. Almost all drivers dread the 3km stretch through this town. Soon no more. Hooray for that. Tarcutta is the second last town when traveling south towards Albury.

The Tarcutta area was first visited by the European explorers Hume and Hovell as they passed through on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip in the Colony of Victoria. On 7 January 1825, near the present site of Tarcutta, they met a group of Wiradjuri Aborigines.

Tarcutta has also been nominated as that town in Australia that has a memorial dedicated to truck drivers who have died on the road. This memorial is quite nicely done, and is worth taking the soon to be open exit to have a look.

It serves a local farming community relying for its prosperity mainly on sheep and cattle, and the interstate truckies who use the town as a change-over point in the trade between the state capital cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

The Anglican Church, up on the hill with difficult access is over 100 years old.

The Catholic Church is located near the RSL Club.

The Tarcutta War Memorial is represented by the Memorial Hall.

The Tarcutta Hotel is on the southern approaches. Nice pub this.

Until the Truckie Memorial there was no reason to visit, but the Memorial has changed that.

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Fireplace Dump Station
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