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


Maldon Focus Conversation

Maldon-based geologist Brian Cuffley drew a full house to the Maldon Focus Quarterly Conversation this week to hear him talk about the geology and landscape of the Maldon area.  

Brian has had a long and distinguished career as a geologist working in Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Patagonia.  In 1994, he discovered a gold lead at Tarnagulla and in 2011 he found the aptly-named Cuffley gold-antimony lode at Costerfield.  

Ageing Support - Grants

The Bendigo-Based Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) grant program is now open.  $225,000 is available to support older people living in small rural, regional and remote communities throughout Victoria.  Applications for the grants close at 5pm on Friday 19 August.    

Pozieres - A Personal View

Tomorrow (Saturday 23 July) is the 100th anniversary of the start of the fight for Pozieres, which is one of the hardest-fought, bloodiest and ill-conceived battles that involved Australian troops on the Western Front in France.  

For me, Pozieres has personal significance as my grandfather John Hargreaves was there.  

John was a telegraph messenger, or ‘runner’, in the 7th Battalion.  Under heavy fire, runners raced from trench to trench to deliver messages on the battlefield – an extremely dangerous and exhausting job.  And here’s an interesting fact:  according to the book written recently by Peter Fitzsimmons about Fromelles and Pozieres, on the other side of the wire there was an obscure German soldier who had the same job as my grandfather.  That soldier was Adolf Hitler.  

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