History & Heritage in Tara
Tara’s history and heritage spans memorial halls, gardens and parks.
Take yourself back in time with a stroll in the Walk of Remembrance Garden commemorating members of the armed services who resided in the Tara region. Check out Settlers Park, a walkway and garden honouring our first settlers. Visit the Bertie Barden Clock and Tara Honour Board and Memorial Cenotaph in the Tara Memorial Hall. The timber honour board and sandstone cenotaph remember the local diggers that served their country.
Walk of Remembrance Garden – located at the Tara Lagoon on Showgrounds Road, this beautiful garden of forty nine Spotted Gums with each tree having a plaque commemorating members of the armed services who resided in the Tara region.
Settlers Park – located on the Tara Lagoon Parklands on Showgrounds Road, is a walkway and garden commemorating our first settlers featuring a tree with the family’s name and rock cairn signifying the location of their settlement.
Tara Honour Board and Memorial Cenotaph – located at the front of the Tara Memorial Hall, the timber honour board and a sandstone cenotaph commemorates the local diggers that served their country.
Bertie Barden Clock – located at the Tara Memorial Hall, the clock commemorates the long standing support of Councillor Bertie Bardon and was placed at the front of the hall is in honour.
Meandarra War Memorial – located on Sara Street is a brick memorial in honour of the fallen who served in battles throughout Australia’s history.
‘Me & Darra’ Sculpture – located on Sara Street is a statue representing one of the theories on how the town name was derived. The story goes that a swaggie was asked ‘Who lives here?’ to which he replied ‘Me and Darra’.
Meandarra Railway Siding – located at Leo Gordon Apex Park on Walton Street, this was the original railway station for Meandarra along Dalby-Glenmorgan rail extension. Established in 1902, the station was relocated to the park in 2004.
End of the Line Railway Siding – located on the Surat Development Road, the railway extension from Tara to Surat was approved by parliament in December 1914 to service diary and sheep farms en-route. The line never reached Surat but four short stages opened progressively as far as Glenmorgan over the ensuing 17 years. The original station now accommodates much of the local history of the area.
Glenmorgan RSL Honour Board – located at the Returned Soldiers memorial hall on Godfrey Street, the Honour Board commemorates the local served and returned soldiers of WWI.
Lufkin Pump – located at the Rural Transaction Centre on the Corner of the Moonie & Leichhardt Highways to signify the importance of the oil fields in Moonie’s history.