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


New gold mining application: Muckleford

Kalamazoo Resources has applied for an exploration licence across the southern section of the highly prospective Muckleford Fault, south of Maldon. 

This application, known as the South Muckleford Gold Project, covers the highly prospective regional Muckleford Fault and adjacent historical workings to the west, as well as the southern strike extent of the Union Hill Gold Mine.

Kalamazoo is a Western Australian company that is now acquiring and exploring a portfolio of high-quality Victorian gold exploration projects.

The company’s Junior Exploration Manager Luke Mortimer said Kalamazoo still had a couple of projects in Western Australia but the company’s focus had shifted to the Victorian Goldfields.

Mr Mortimer said the majority of the South Muckleford application was located on Crown Land and away from populated areas.

He said the area had a lot of potential...

Council approves 'substantial' development

A bid to build two dwellings and the creation of a new road opening at 15 High Street, Maldon has been approved by Mount Alexander Shire Council. 

The dwellings consist of a two-bedroom house and a one-bedroom outbuilding. The site is currently vacant land on the main entrance to Maldon from Castlemaine and Newstead.

Two objections were received by council and not withdrawn. 

Issues raised include the dwellings not being sympathetic to the heritage setting and use of inappropriate materials and finishes...

Discover the hidden stories of your house

Have you ever wondered who has lived in your house before you arrived?

Well, here’s a great opportunity to find out.

Maldon Focus and the Maldon Museum and Archives Association are combining to present a fascinating look at how to research the history of your house and its past occupants.  

Called Maldon Focus Conversation – Hidden Stories of Your House, the event forms part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival.

The panel features historian Peter Cuffley, Marie Bell, (museum researcher and owner of one of Maldon’s most interesting cottages) and Tony Kane who will focus on techniques, resources and possible pitfalls faced by the researcher...

and more .......


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