Traralgon History Tour

Take a virtual or self-guided Traralgon History Tour

Traralgon commenced as four runs meeting at the site of the town, a roadside hamlet. Many don’t exist anymore. How did Traralgon preserve and become the successful commercial hub it is today?

A prosperous planned out town,
while it’s not a garden city design,
there are many green spaces in Traralgon.
Even though they cleared it entirely,
diversifying their service sector to meet the needs of farmers.
These people wanted to dwell in the village while having some flexibility to respond to the changing times around them.
The train line helped them obtain supplies assisting in the growth of the town after 1879.

Franklin Street, Traralgon

Franklin Street, Traralgon is the main focus of this episode and you can see the different eras of each building as you walk the street. It’s best to walk in the evening when there are fewer people so you have a better opportunity to examine the buildings. Most of the buildings described in the episode are destroyed.

Continue walking

Walking around Traralgon there are many plaques with pictures and stories

There is a number on Seymour Street.

Traralgon Show Grounds

Around 22 – 20 Whittakers Road, Traralgon

This was a popular social destination and held many local events such as the Traralgon Agriculture and District Society Show.

Nurse Millar’s Private Hospital

Today this is a private residence so in respect to the current residents I will not reveal the location.

Railway Station

Access from Queen Street, where the Art Society meets at original green Traralgon Railway building.

The Post Office and Courthouse

Historic building with a statue of a local Nobel Laureate winner. Sir Frank McFarlane Burnet an esteemed immunologist who along with Sir Peter Medawr was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. Their work helped improve the tissue acceptance for transplant patients. Groundbreaking work.