Maldon and districts community newspaper

The Tarrangower Times community newspaper reports on news and events in Maldon (Australia's first notable town), Newstead, Baringhup, Castlemaine, Walmer, Muckleford and surrounding areas.

The Tarrangower Times is available from the following outlets or by Subscription if you are outside our readership areas.

Castlemaine Newsagency | Loddon House Caravan Park & General Store, Baringhup | Maldon Newsagency | Busk Newstead

Cost: $1.40 | Published: Every Friday | Circulation: 668
Achievements: Celebrated 150 years in 2008.


This week in the Tarrangower Times


Quarterly Conversation - Welsh Swagman's Diaries

Over 90 people who attended the 33rd Maldon Quarterly Conversation last Sunday were treated to a fascinating discussion about the life of Joseph Jenkins, the Welsh Swagman.  He wrote a daily diary during his 25 years in Victoria, the last 11 being in Maldon.  

Jock Murphy gave some insights into Jenkins’ great-granddaughter, Miss Frances Evans, from whom the State Library of Victoria (SLV) purchased the diaries (in 1997), which had been found in a farmhouse attic in Wales.  Digital versions of the 25 diaries are now available online on the SLV website ( 

Council Awards Community Grants

Mount Alexander Shire Council has announced that 61 community groups will share more than $150,000 in grants to deliver local events and initiatives throughout the Shire. 

Council received more than 70 grant applications. “The community grants program is a terrific way for Council to support local organisations and projects that will bring tremendous benefits to our community,” said Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services. A list of funded projects is available on the Community Grants section of Council’s website All applicants have been notified regarding the outcome of their submission by email...

Marching at the Museum

The history of Maldon’s marching girls has been celebrated at the Maldon Museum by a special exhibition.  

Karen Ellis, who is a keen marching girl historian, travelled to Maldon last weekend to view the exhibition and to meet with ex-marching girls Judy McKnight and Joan Birmingham...

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