Ted was born at "Coolamine" homestead in 1936, twenty eight years after his father, Tom Taylor moved there. His mother was the famous Molly Taylor (nee Marden) who met Tom at the Rules Point Hotel about 1929. Ted was the second son of the Taylors, being born a year after his brother Don.
Ted lived at Coolamine for four years, and later moved with his family to Pockets Hut. He recollects his life as a child being good, and getting to know the other people around, such as Phyllis Dowling who lived at Harris' Hut as a child and was about a year older than Don. They often explored the area together, and went fishing after his father had salted the creek at Blue Waterholes with fish fingerlings.
The family moved to Currango in 1946, and after a variety of moves elsewhere, Ted and Helen live there today, as caretakers, their love of the place, and visitors, as strong as ever.
Ted worked on the Snowy Scheme from about 1953 and stayed through until 1974. Ted and Helen met about 1958 and were married in January 1960. In 1962, he went to Malaya and Singapore to work briefly in the Mining industry. On his return, they went to live in a Nankervis stone hut at Geehi for two years. Later he went to Bougainville, as a contractor. On his return he worked for Timberland Forests at Tumut.
They returned as caretakers at Currango in 1996 and have won the contract each summer since. Ted recently won the annual Man from Snowy River Award.
The full story of Ted Taylor can be found in Judi Hearn's book "Reflections of Ted Taylor" published by Excell Printing 2001.
Ted passed away in 2017. There is an excellent obituary published at The Land - Ted Taylor