• Wings and wheels

    Maryborough is getting set to host a significant new event that will bring together vintage aircraft and classic cars to showcase some of the area’s prime attractions and treasures. To be held for the first time over the weekend of September 14-15 the debut Wings and Wheels event holds potential to become a major new […]

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  • Lone pine stands

    The small “Lone Pine” planted two years ago at the Soldiers’ Memorial Plot in Majorca Road, Maryborough is growing strongly, and will in time, stand tall to pay homage to local men who lost their lives serving in Gallipoli and also as a memorial to those killed in later conflicts. After many years of neglect, […]

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  • Steph returns from tour of duty

    Corporal Stephanie Treble returned on June 13 from a tour of duty in Afghanistan and has been enjoying some leave before returning to the Australian Army base in Adelaide. After completing year 12 at Maryborough Education Centre, Steph joined the Australian Army. As her parents, Sharon and Peter Treble, had both served in the army […]

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  • New trees planted in memorial plot at Talbot

    Talbot RSL Sub-Branch secretary, Alan Knight is carefully nurturing six cypress trees he recently planted at the picturesque Soldiers’ Memorial Park in Heales Street to replace those removed last year. A memorial to local fallen servicemen stands in the grassed park with a number of plaques set in the ground, together with picnic tables and […]

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  • Plans for expansion at True Foods factory

    Up to 50 new jobs will be created at True Foods’ Maryborough manufacturing plant, as part of an $850,000 expansion into crumpet production. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan visited the O’Halloran Drive factory to announce the Victorian Coalition Government would contribute $100,000 towards the crumpet line relocation project from […]

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  • Right royal privilege

    Royal tram driver, Joyleen Smith fronted up to the Brunswick Depot for a normal day’s work yesterday after being in control of the specially fitted out vehicle Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip travelled in on their way to Government House. Joyleen, a former Maryborough resident, has been caught up in a media frenzy since being […]

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  • An engineer of progress for the city

    George Clement Frost endeared himself to many people during his lifetime, being described as a man who lived to serve others, a man who rendered distinguished service to his fellow man over a period of almost 50 years.

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  • Sister Barbara’s 50th year with St Brigid

    St Augustine’s Parish Maryborough treated Sister Barbara May to a celebration after mass last Sunday, congratulating her on 50 years since joining the Sisters of St Brigid. “I joined the Sisters of St Brigid, a teaching order, on December 10 in 1960 and trained to be a nun at Kildara College in Malvern,” Sr Barbara […]

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  • Mayor re-elected to serve his fourth term

    Following the formal election of Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor for his fourth term as Mayor of Central Goldfields Shire at the statutory meeting on Wednesday evening, he gave his mayoral report, Maximising Opportunity, in the form of a powerpoint presentation. “Future challenges for council are economy (flat manufacturing and agriculture), community (social isolation), government partnerships (“one […]

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  • Record rain for October

    For the eighth month this year Maryborough has received higher than average rainfall, with 108.5 millimetres captured during October, more than double its monthly average of 49.2 mm, bringing the yearly total to 748.1 mm, well above its annual average of 524.3 mm. Rain fell on 13 days, the highest of 39.1 mm on the […]

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