Blue Mountains HS - Tarella 19108. BLUE MOUNTAINS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

99-101 Blaxland Road, WENTWORTH FALLS
T: 02 4757 3824 E: bmhs@bluemountainshistory.com
www.bluemountainshistory.com
Members Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker 10am-12pm first Saturday of the month.  Visitors welcome.  Refreshments available.

Tarella Cottage Museum:  Open on the last Sunday of every month during the year and other times (check the BMHS website and ‘Planned Events’ on this website.  Entry fee: Adults $5 and children $2.  Refreshments available in cafe.

About Tarella Cottage Museum:  “Tarella” was a small weatherboard holiday cottage built by John McLaughlin in 1890, so that his young family could escape the heat of Sydney summers.  John was a Sydney solicitor and Member of the Legislative Assembly.  In 1879 he purchased 50 acres at Wentworth Falls on the site he considered to be the most beautiful in the Blue Mountains.  His family’s remarkable story is now told within “Tarella”, as his youngest child, Beryl McLaughlin, bequeathed her home and land to the Blue Mountains Historical Society on her death in 1988, just two months short of her 100th birthday.  Today, Tarella Cottage Museum contains an eclectic mix of late 19th and early 20th century memorabilia, including many McLaughlin family estate items.  Find us on Facebook

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