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 | Newstead Country Store

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


This week in the Tarrangower Times


It's Show Time!

David Bootten and Judi Bromage of the Baringhup Alpaca Stud were delighted and proud when they recently won a first and second place with their Huacaya alpacas at the recent National Alpaca Show and Sale. 

The delight and pride continued when their alpacas Yoko and Zilzie took out an equally rewarding prize – the front page of this week’s Times to help launch the 2018 Maldon and Baringhup Agricultural Society 155th Annual Spring Show...

The Race to the Top

It’s the Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb for 2018. The countdown is on for the practice day tomorrow and competition day this Sunday. 

Two T-model Fords (a 1915 and 1917 model) compete with a ‘vintage’ RX7, and younger drivers compete with the very wise and experienced. “Some of the drivers are starting to look older than the cars themselves,” said Craig Button the Events Secretary. “But I wouldn’t want them to read anything like that in the paper, I’ll be in trouble with some of the lads for saying things like that.”...

Driver and Dog Escape Injury

As briefly reported in last Friday’s Times, an SUV slipped into a small mine shaft off  South Parkins Reef Road last week. 

The 29-year-old driver - a Maldon resident - and her dog escaped by smashing the windscreen with an axe. It was not possible for the woman to open the door due to its weight when the SUV was lying on its side.  

Maldon and Newstead Fire Brigades and other emergency services were called.  No-one was seriously injured.

Different circumstances can contribute to the collapse of a mine.  If it is capped, a cave-in can occur due to wet rather than dry weather.  If capped with sleepers then the timber would swell and shrink over the decades, eventually offering no support with the slightest weight creating a hole. 

The photo was uploaded onto the Times Facebook page not long after the event occurred with some querying if the photograph was a fake. The answer is no. 

and more .......


Tarrangower Times
4/93 High Street MALDON (PO Box 18) 3463 Ph: 03 5475 2256
Fax: (03) 9017 8939 Contact Us
Privacy Policy Site design: