Tarcutta's truck museum opened

By: Tamara Whitsed, Photography by: Tamara Whitsed


Tarcutta’s truck museum has opened and organisers are seeking funds to continue the project

Tarcutta's truck museum opened
Bunny Brown, George Goold, Diana Brown, Denis Robertson, Liz Martin, Pam McMillan and Doug McMillan in front of the museum’s first building.

 

The first stage of the Tarcutta Transport and Farming Museum was officially opened at Tarcutta, New South Wales, on Saturday, October 29.

The ceremony took place beside the attraction’s first building, a five-bay shed, which was funded by Bunny and Diana Brown of nearby Adelong.

Liz Martin, CEO of the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, declared the museum officially open and congratulated Bunny and Diana on what they had achieved.

The Tarcutta truck museum was first proposed in 2008, but by 2014 the project’s committee was concerned they would fail to secure local volunteers and funding. It abandoned the Tarcutta project and instead proceeded with the Australian Road Transport Heritage Centre at Gundagai.

But Bunny believed a truck museum should be built at Tarcutta. He continued lease negotiations with Wagga Wagga City Council and enlisted the help of Doug and Pam McMillan of Albury, Denis Robertson of Sydney and George Goold of Bribie Island to form the Tarcutta Transport and Farming Museum which was incorporated in June, 2016.

Bunny is keen to hear from caravaners who would like to stay at the museum site and voluntarily assist with the museum – a system which has proven successful at the Alice Springs Hall of Fame.

While the museum does not yet have official opening hours, Bunny invites travellers to call in to Tarcutta to see if the museum gates are open. He plans to spend much of his time there and says he will welcome visitors.

The museum is located opposite the Tarcutta Halfway Motor Inn in Sydney Street.

For more information visit the Tarcutta Transport and Farming Museum Facebook group or phone Bunny on 0438 072 494 or Doug on 0407 835 115.

Financial donations can be deposited into the museum’s bank account: name – Tarcutta Museum; BSB – 082 406; Account number – 63661 3179.

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