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


First prize in state competition

The flagship event of the Australian Meat Industry Council is a state and national competition that brings together butchers from around the country to compete in six different categories. 

Brad and Priscilla Zammit of the Maldon Butchers picked up 1st prize in the Sausage King Competition. The national winners will be announced in February 2019 at a gala event being held in Perth. 

The trophy inscription reads: AMIC Victorian Sausage King Competition 2018. 1st Place. Traditional Australia Pork.  

Is Brad proud of his trophy? A picture is worth a thousand words...

"It was THIS wide ..."

Just before 9pm last Sunday evening (9 December), Lee Scott was at his property at Peg Leg Gully enjoying some light refreshments while watching the lightning show from front row seats on his front verandah. 

Suddenly, the performance reached a climax - everything flashed white, then crashed to black, the earth moved, the loudest ear-thundering clap Lee said he’s ever experienced... and it all happened within a second or two. 

“I could feel the power of the lightning strike and didn’t realise the impact until I inspected the area the next morning,” said Lee. “Where once stood a tree that was a metre and a half wide at the base was a tall stump a quarter of the width. There was no sign of any heat, just large sections of shattered timber thrown more than 25 metres from the main trunk.” 

Parts of the tree canopy were still at the base of the tree as if it had been thrown straight into the air like a feather. “You hear about these things but to sit there and see it all happen right before your eyes takes your breath away... you wouldn’t like to think what would have happened if it hit your house,” Lee said. 

World-renowned flute maker killed while cycling

The Thursday Night Bunch got on their bikes and cycled their usual 50 kilometre loop last Thursday evening (6 December), but this time without their mate Mike Grinter who was killed in a collision with a station wagon while on a lone ride on Tuesday (4 December). 

Major Collision Investigating Unit detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision where the male cyclist died at the scene and a man aged in his 60s was arrested...

and more .......


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