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.

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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


Fire Report

A Baringhup farmer called out the local Fire Brigade at 8am last Thursday morning to attend a blaze at Hamiltons Crossing.  

According to Captain Brendan McKnight, the fire was caused when a bonfire lit the night before came back to life after the dew had lifted in the early morning.  It then got away and escaped into a nearby paddock.  

What did the campers who had lit the fire in the first place do?  “They did a runner!” Brendan said.  “They were seen speeding away in a couple of cars.”

After extinguishing the fire in an adjoining paddock, Brendan called in DELWP crews.  “The property along the river is their responsibility, and the fire had got into roots and stumps,” he said.  “They spent the next six hours or so making sure the fire was completely out.  Uppermost in everyone’s mind was making the area safe before the hot, windy weather and the total fire ban that was forecast for the weekend.”    

Local Break-ins

There were break-ins at two Maldon businesses between the hours of 3.30am and 4.30am last Sunday morning - the hardware shop in High Street and Maldon Hobbies in Main Street.  

According to detective Roland Kurzke from the Maryborough CID, access to both shops was via forced entry of the front doors.  Four chainsaws were taken from the hardware shop and a number of items of significant value were taken from Maldon Hobbies.  

Mr Kurzke is inviting anyone who may have further information regarding the incidents to come forward.  “We are looking for two offenders who may be driving a black Ford utility,” he said.  

Car Accident

Emergency services attended an accident involving a single car with a sole occupant near the corner of Allans Road and the Maldon-Bendigo Road on Tuesday evening this week.  

The driver, a local man in his twenties, was airlifted to Melbourne with critical injuries.  His condition has since stabilised.

The car, which had been travelling south, left the road and rolled onto its roof.  Maldon Police Officer David Rose said that speed or fatigue were being investigated as to the cause of the accident. 

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