Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Contributor, Tarrangower Times


Local resident finds fulfillment in volunteering at Maldon Hospital

Dale Tudor, a dedicated volunteer at the Maldon campus of Dhelkaya Health, shares his story to inspire others to join in giving back to the community. "After spending time visiting my dad here, I got to know the staff, and eventually, I decided to become a volunteer" ... Dale finds joy in connecting with both residents and staff.

Local maternity service makes history

Dhelkaya Health has made history by welcoming the very first baby born via a planned caesarean through their midwifery group practice model. Eloise and Peter welcomed their daughter Asta Nicole Batten into the world via planned caesarean on 16 April.

Stop press

Mark Blythe. In the best Melbourne Truth fashion, grab ‘em with a killer headline, then let them down slowly. What really happened was, as usual on the weekend of the All British Rally, Maldon was chuffed to have its annual ‘impromptu bike show’. 

Arts About – Imagination

Nancy Whittaker. Imagine the possibilities when four creative artists let their imagination have its way. And the imaginative approach of world-renowned children’s author, Jen Storer ... Kareen Anchen Cascade Art Gallery Director wrote that in "The Power of Imagination": Einstein famously stated, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

ANZAC Day walk

Lee Mead. Interested in Maldon's history? Friends of Maldon Historic Reserve are hosting a stroll in the Maldon Historic Reserve in the afternoon on ANZAC Day. Learn about the history of ANZAC Hill and discover some of our unique gold-mining landscapes.

Thirty years on

Thanks to ex-Shire Engineer Bill Moore for this article about the old Shire of Maldon, which was swallowed up by Mount Alexander Shire 30 years ago ... This year is the 30th anniversary of the demise of the Shire of Maldon. Yes, it’s 30 years since we were ‘Jeffed’ by the newly elected Liberal government led by Jeff Kennett. Who can remember what this previous Shire was like before it was amalgamated with the Shires of Newstead and Metcalfe and the City of Castlemaine?

Philip Adams, Craig Barrett and Jackie Gorring

Philip Adams. Central Goldfields Art Gallery has a new exhibition ... The impact of place is the theme that unites Jackie Gorring, Philip Adams and Craig Barrett who are contemporary artists living in Central Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung country. 

All the fun of the fair

Starting tonight with the Great Aussie Scone Bake, there's plenty of fun at the five-day Maldon Easter Fair. There'll be a range of family-friendly events at the 147th Fair.

Community update on Newstead solar farm

The Newstead Community Energy Project (aka solar farm) will be commissioned during the second half of 2024 (date TBC). The inverter, solar panels and most of the tracking system have been installed.

Know Your Local – Janet Mulholland

Kerry Cain. From community support to culinary apprentice. Many readers would know Janet Mullholland from her five years managing the IGA Supermarket in Maldon or from Porcupine Village, where she is in the second year of a Commercial Cookery - Level 3 apprenticeship at the Golden Nugget Restaurant.