New South Wales
National Truck Driver Memorial at Tarcutta
|Location:||438 km (272 mi) from Sydney|
|LGA:||City of Wagga Wagga|
|State District:||Wagga Wagga|
Tarcutta is a small town located 438km south-west of Sydney on the Hume Highway in New South Wales, Australia. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Postcodes are used in Australia for the purposes of sorting and directing Mail. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled } City of Wagga Wagga is a Local Government Area in New South Wales, Australia, in southern New South Wales Cadastral divisions of Australia (also called Land administrative divisions) refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units Wynyard County New South Wales is one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. State Electoral District is a term used to refer to an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative Wagga Wagga is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. The Division of Riverina is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 The Hume Highway / Hume Freeway is one of Australia's most important and notable interstate Highways which runs for 880 km inland between Sydney and For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. It was proclaimed as a village on 28 October 1890. Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine Year 1890 ( MDCCCXC) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common As of 2006, the town and surrounding farms have a population of 441 people. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  It serves a local farming community relying for its prosperity mainly on sheep and cattle, and the interstate truckies who use the town as a change-over point in the trade between the state capital cities of Sydney and Melbourne. A truck driver (Commonly called a trucker, driver or Teamster in the United States and Canada, a truckie or Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3
Tarcutta is half way between Sydney and Melbourne on the Hume Highway, and has long been popular in the trucking industry as a stopping and changeover point for drivers. The Hume Highway / Hume Freeway is one of Australia's most important and notable interstate Highways which runs for 880 km inland between Sydney and This article is about the semi-truck For the North American use of the word see Pickup truck.
The local park houses the National Truck Drivers' Memorial to the truck drivers who have died on the infamous local stretch of the Hume Highway, as well as around the country. This article is about the semi-truck For the North American use of the word see Pickup truck. The country singer, Slim Dusty, endorsed the memorial with a plaque. David Gordon "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick AO, MBE ( 13 June, 1927 — 19 September 2003) was an Australian
The local café, which has sustained generations of truckies, has also been the source of inspiration for some of Australia's recent modern poets, Les Murray and Bruce Dawe. Leslie Allan Murray, AO (born 17 October 1938) known as Les Murray, is an Australian Poet, anthologist and critic Donald Bruce Dawe AO (born 28 February 1930) is an Australian Poet, and is considered by many as one of the most influential Australian Murray wrote "The Burning Truck" while visiting the café in 1961 and Dawe immortalised the eatery in a couple of lines in his poem "Under Way".
There had been extensive political arguing since 1999 between Federal and State Governments over funding and where to site a proposed Tarcutta truck changeover facility. It was finally decided to place it off the main street and the project which was completed early 2007 was jointly funded at a cost of $6. 5m.  Truck drivers are required to stop for 30 minutes every five hours.
Tarcutta is also the birthplace of former Grand Slam champion tennis player Tony Roche. The four Grand Slam tournaments are the most important Tennis events of the year See also Tony Roche (writer Anthony "Tony" Dalton Roche (born May 17, 1945) is a former professional Australian tennis player
Tarcutta is also located on the now disused Tumbarumba Branch railway line from Wagga Wagga. Tumbarumba is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, about 500 km southwest of Sydney. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. Wagga Wagga Much of the line was abandoned after it was damaged by floods in 1974. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The rest was closed in 1987.
Located nearby is the 432 ha Tarcutta Hills Reserve, owned and managed by Bush Heritage Australia. Tarcutta Hills Reserve is a 432-hectare Nature reserve on the lower western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in central west New South Wales, Australia Bush Heritage Australia is a Non-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia that operates throughout This reserve provides an important remnant of white box woodland with a relatively untouched grassy understory: a last refuge for endangered birds like the Swift Parrot, the beautiful Squirrel Glider and as many as 11 other threatened wildlife species. The Swift Parrot ( Lathamus discolor) breeds in Tasmania and migrates north to south eastern Australia from Griffith - Warialda in The Squirrel Glider ( Petaurus norfolcensis) is a Gliding mammal of the Marsupial family Petauridae. The site is listed on the Register of the National Estate. The Register of the National Estate is a listing of natural and cultural heritage places in Australia.
In the next 5 years Tarcutta will be bypassed - Currently in the "final" planning stages. The Tarcutta bypass is going to be west of the village - Linking-up to the dual carriageways 3 km to the north of the village and 3 km south of the village. If the bypass will be to the west of the village, then it might possibly be completed in 2011, since there are not many hills (compared to the east of the village). 2011 ( MMXI) will be a Common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. (100% of the Hume Highway will be full dual carriageway including bypasses of all towns by 2012)