In May 2019 it will be 200 years since Charles Throsby camped on the banks of Burra Lake on his journey from Mittagong to Bathurst looking for a stock route. Land grants soon followed and Taralga began to be settled. John Macarthur was instrumental in setting up an English style feudal town enabling him to get access to blacksmiths and merchants. He later sold off the town blocks which then encouraged people to build more substantial buildings in stone. Hence Taralga’s reputation as a heritage in Stone.
The Taralga 200 Committee has been formed to plan celebrations in conjunction with the TASTE OF TARALGA FESTIVAL that will take place on the October Long Weekend 2019