Tallangatta has two histories. A 100 years to 1950 and 60 years hence. Tallangatta was one of the first high profile communities that were affected by the Snowy Mountains Developments. To the credit to those that managed the transition there is to this day evidence of the past.

Tallangatta was officially founded in the 1870s, the Post Office opening on 15 May 1871.

A considerable amount of mining occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century, though, unlike other nearby towns, little evidence for this remains. While initially profitable, the mining generally ended because the deeper reefs contained not only gold but other metals, and mining technology at the time was not advanced enough to cope with these and extract the gold profitably.

A considerable number of residents now commute to the nearby major cities; understandably for these people, the beauty and recreation offered by the lake compensates for the half-hour drive to the larger centre.

The Churches is Tallangatta are early fifties buildings, but with the Anglican  and Catoholic faiths being very well trans figured. The stain glass windows make the visit worthwhile.

Elements of the original War Memorial have been relocated; the cbd presents the new acknowledgement.

The hotels are the typical mid fifties design and trading o this day.

When passing through a coffee or refreshment is recommended. The relocation factor and a fifties designed town deserve thought for the people involved.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course