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

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Thanks to Happy Landholders

Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) would like to say thanks very much to all our local landowners who continue to control Wheel Cactus plants on their property. 

Very importantly, this also helps to stop the spread of seeds to their neighbours and other properties and parks nearby.

Have you noticed some Wheel Cactus on your property but don’t know what to do with it? Tarrangower Cactus Control Group can show you how to kill it, and can even loan you the equipment to do it.

Maldon Pre-School Raffle

Maldon Pre-School Committee members are thrilled with the fact that their raffle, which was drawn last week, raised almost $4,000 – see the classified section of this week’s Times for the names of the four lucky winners.  

The main prize – ‘The Magnificent Maldon Barrow’ – was a wheelbarrow filled with goodies donated by Maldon businesses.  Other prizes included an adult bike from the Bike Vault, a three-course lunch for four at Bress and a mixed case of local wines.

Long Tan Remembered

There was a ceremony at the Maldon cenotaph on Thursday last week to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day, which is held on 18 August each year.  

The date was a significant one - it marked the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

The service was conducted by the RSL’s John Purcell, who read a poem that outlined the unfolding of the battle at Long Tan.  A wreath was laid by Vietnam veterans Dave Cook and Bill McCallum. 

Almost 60,000 Australians fought in the Vietnam War and more than 500 lost their lives.   

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