Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tarrangower Times


Culture on Court

Last Friday, Tennis Victoria, Buldau Yioohgen (Anglicare’s Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy) and the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Community hosted Culture on Court in Castlemaine - an event that mixed culture with tennis plus plenty of fun in a culturally safe environment. Participants improved their tennis skills and experienced cultural activities.

Blast from the Past – The Hospital Rules

Following the opening, the Tarrangower Times published the Hospital’s rules. The first rule required the Hospital to provide medical and surgical aid to poor persons ‘irrespective of their creed, country or colour’, and for casualties. It went on however to say that any person found able to afford medical aid would be liable for all expenses incurred for their treatment.

Maldon Folk Festival

Beth Knights. The wet and cold weather did not deter more than a thousand delighted music lovers from their pilgrimage to Maldon for the 47th year of the Maldon Folk Festival. This year saw the addition of a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony, and an opening party to celebrate the volunteers; the very backbone of the festival. 

Derby Hill: Sale of the Century

It’s the sale of the century: six and a half acres of freehold land, right in the middle of Maldon: the former Derby Hill Blue Light Youth Camp in Phoenix Street is on the market. The camp was closed down by Blue Light Victoria in September owing to financial problems caused by the shutdown during the Covid pandemic. Blue Light Victoria is now selling it off...

Floods – The road to recovery

In our immediate area, we are lucky: the floods have been and gone while others across the State and beyond are still living with the uncertainty and dangers of rising river levels. For our region, it’s on to the recovery stage. The Times visited the Baringhup Caravan Park last weekend to view the damage following a massive release of water from Cairn Curran reservoir.

Cairn Curran Sailing Club

Helen Whiteman. After sailing was cancelled the previous weekend for safety reasons, last weekend the weather proved to be excellent for the running of the annual ‘Up the Weir - Jack Ginnivan Trophy’ race in honour of  Jack Ginnivan, who was one of the founding members of the Club. 

Protecting our natural heritage

Sometimes, the good things happening in our region have the smallest of beginnings. In this case, it was a letter that Maldon resident Lee Mead sent to her local State Member Maree Edwards. “It started during the first year of the pandemic when I did a lot more walking around the Maldon Historic Reserve,” Lee said.