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  • Discovered necklace might belong to Terry

    Daryl Floyd believes a sterling silver necklace found in an old Avoca mine shaft belonged to his long lost brother Terry Floyd. Mr Floyd has resumed the mine shaft excavation to solve the disturbing mystery of Terry’s disappearance in June 1975. The former Maryborough resident believes numerous engine and mechanical car parts and tools recovered […]

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  • City swelters through hottest day for 2011

    Maryborough recorded its hottest day for the first 30 days of 2011 on Sunday. The mercury climbed to 37.4 degrees, making Sunday the hottest for the first 30 days of this January. Yesterday afternoon it appeared Sunday’s top would also be recorded as the hottest day for all of January 2011. A top of 40 […]

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  • Second generation of locusts hits town

    Second generation locust hatchings and hoppers have been confirmed in Maryborough and surrounds. The hoppers come via the sightings of plague locust in the area during the Christmas period. Maryborough and the Central Goldfields lies geographically in the middle of the second generation band that stretches across the state, from Horsham through Maryborough to Bendigo, […]

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  • Store lends support

    Maryborough IGA staff have taken the adage of helping a neighbour one step further, choosing to make a 90 minute trip to help out their Charlton colleagues. When local IGA duty manager, Jason Neely received a phone call from IGA north west business manager, Steve Wilson looking for volunteers to help out after floods devastated […]

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  • ALL GONE

    The only photos she had of her mother are among the possessions Janis Shepherd will never see again. The Maryborough woman, her three small children and her boyfriend have lost their possessions in a fire which gutted their home over the weekend. “Everything’s gone. The roof collapsed,” Ms Shepherd said. She, her children and her […]

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  • Looking to the future in the flood aftermath

    While Carisbrook resident, Judy Healey lost part of her huge collection of local history in the floods which decimated her adopted hometown recently, she says she is just glad no-one was badly hurt. The floods have left Judy out of home for what is expected to be more than three months, as well as destroying […]

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  • Recent floods in Dunolly hit historic home

    In 60 years of living in her Dunolly home, Emma Hutchins has never seen a flood like the one which swept through the home she shares with her son, Denis recently. Up to 14 inches of water rose through the pair’s historic Broadway cottage, damaging carpets, furniture and floorboards. Denis said while at first he […]

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  • Relay for Life receives Australia Day honour

    Maryborough’s inaugural Relay for Life has been named the Central Goldfields Outstanding Community Event at the Australia Day awards. What started as a dream of an event with 10 teams and raising $5000 turned into a reality of the first Maryborough Relay for Life — forty teams with just under 800 people participating and raising […]

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  • Recognition for Lachlan’s work

    Sixteen-year-old Lachlan Hickey’s commitment to Maryborough’s community radio station Goldfields FM has seen him named as the Central Goldfields Young Citizen of the Year. Lachlan, who has been involved as a presenter and volunteer with Goldfields FM since the age of 12, was nominated by the station’s management for his contribution to the community. In […]

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  • Station Domain officially opened

    Amid all the Australia Day celebrations Maryborough’s Station Domain was officially opened. The multi million dollar civic pride project, that incorporates the area in front of the Maryborough Railway Station and includes the Central Goldfields Shire Council offices has transformed the area in the past 18 months. Central Goldfields Shire mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor said […]

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