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Volunteers Wayne Hanley and Linsi Braith continue their work to ensure that Tarella Cottage is leak free and looking charming both inside and out. This large window (and guttering above) has received extra attention to ensure NO MORE annoying WATER Read more…


The specialist roofing team started early by stripping off the old sheets of tin and exposing the condition of all beneath. Evidence of a 1930’s fire could be seen, also possum nesting spots among the insulation. Two of the old Read more…


At long last, we are proceeding with a new skillion roof on Tarella. In place since the 1890’s, the old back roof has many short panels of overlapping tin which have thinned and dislodged. Hence, water has been leaking through Read more…


There is a mystery around the large metal fire screen which is usually found in Tarella’s Old Kitchen.A 1990 register of this item states that the screen is c.1930 and was owned by Beryl McLaughlin. It is part of the Read more…


Paragon day Aug 31 2019, A celebration of the Paragon and those who knew her.


The next BMHS Monthly Meeting will be held on SATURDAY 7th AUGUST. With consideration of the current COVID 19 restrictions and the likelihood of the extension of these it’s decided that this will be a ZOOM presentation only. The speaker Read more…


Getting the tank away from this corner and removing debris has allowed the base of this wall to dry out well. Below- You can see that lengthy dampness has caused rot and sag but Wayne Hanley is confident of stabilising Read more…


Hopefully, due to Government/Facebook fresh agreements, we will get our Tarella Cottage Museum Facebook page returned to our control today. We should not have caught up with their media battle at all and getting pages ‘back’ has been a frustrating, Read more…


Tarella’s old water tank has probably been in place since the cottage was built about 130 years ago. We’ll never know why it was positioned close against the wall and chimney or why there was no thought of possible reasons Read more…


Sadly, our dedicated Tarella Open Day Volunteer at Blue Mountains Historical Society has passed away.She will be missed and always remembered here with great fondness.Visitors to Tarella were often greeted by Mary as they stepped into the hallway then turned Read more…