Moments in time captured at Tatura

By Jamieson Salter

The town of Tatura, 20 km west of Shepparton, was proclaimed in 1874 and is known for its irrigation and factories.

A Dethridge wheel marks the entrance to the town, a device used to measure water volumes delivered to farms.

The Tatura Butter Factory was built in 1907 and merged with Bega Cheese in 2007.

A Rosella factory was established in the town in 1949, specialising in processing local tomatoes for tomato sauce.

A German cemetery for those who died in the World War II internment camps can also be found in Tatura.

Mosaics depicting the history of the town are on Hogan St and Tatura is currently home to the Goulburn-Murray Water headquarters, which is a major employer for the town.

Tatura Historical Society volunteer Brian Williams has been a member of the society since before the museum opened in 1988.

“New members are always welcome, there's plenty to do here,” Mr Williams said.

The Tatura Museum is located at 49 Hogan St, and can be contacted by phone on 5824 2111.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for concession and $2 for children under 12 years old.