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  • BACKHOE ALIGHT IN BURNS STREET

    A backhoe fire in Burns Street on Wednesday afternoon sent black smoke into the air that could be seen across Maryborough. Maryborough Fire Brigade re-ceived a call at 4.25 pm with reports of a backhoe on fire in the old loco sheds in Burns Street. On arrival the backhoe was well alight and a small […]

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  • TALBOT TRAIN

    Just over 80 people turned up to a community meeting in the Talbot Town Hall on Tuesday night to voice their strong support for a passenger train service to and from Talbot. Another 40 people registered an apology because they were working, attending sporting functions or out of town on the night. The passenger train […]

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  • ZERO ROAD FATALITIES LOCALLY FOR 2009

    Not a single road fatality was recorded in the Central Goldfields Shire in 2009, giving it one of the state’s lowest road tolls over the past four years. Figures released recently by the Transport Accident Commission show that not a single life was lost on local roads in the past 12 months. It is the […]

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  • DEDICATION

    Twenty-five years after a chance encounter with a tiny joey, hardworking and dedicated wildlife volunteers Brenda and Garry Cheers have been honoured with a nomination for Australian of the Year. Brenda received an individual nomination and the couple were also nominated jointly. Even though they were not named finalists, both are very deserving nominees. “It […]

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  • A HOT NIGHT

    Maryborough residents could have been forgiven for waking up hot and weary on Tuesday morning as the city recorded its highest overnight temperature on record. On Monday night the temperature failed to fall below 28.9¡, several degrees warmer than the previous record of 26.4¡ set on January 1, 1997. The long term overnight average for […]

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  • TWO AIRLIFTED AFTER TWO CAR ACCIDENT AT TALBOT

    Two passengers were transported to hospital in Melbourne by air ambulance following a two car collision in Talbot. The accident occurred shortly after midday on Sunday. It is understood that a white Commodore, travelling west along Camp Street, failed to stop and collided with the north bound Nissan Pulsar on the Maryborough-Ballarat Road. Both cars […]

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  • HIGH ABOVE

    The lookout tower of Maryborough’s Old Fire Station was last week inspected by Central Goldfields Shire Council, as there is growing concern the timber structure is no longer stable, and therefore a safety issue. The inspection of the tower was organised following observations that the structure had begun to lean towards the main building. This […]

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  • WORLD CHAMPION AARON WINS AT NEW YEAR

    After taking part in the Scottish Highland Games on New Year’s Day – 22 lb granite stone Braemer style, 26 lb shot put, caber tossing, 56 and 28 lb weight for distance – strongman, Aaron Neighbour led the field of competitors by one point. Thirty-two-year-old Aaron won the final event of the day, the challenging […]

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  • WILD WEATHER

    Records were rewritten in 2009 with Maryborough recording its highest daily temperature (45.4¡) on Saturday, February 7, its hottest October day (18.6¡) since 1965 and its coldest August night (-2.8¡) since 1997. Total rainfall for the year (506.9 millimetres) fell just short of the annual average of 523.8 mm. No rain fell in January to […]

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  • DUNOLLY CELEBRATES 140TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST JOHN’S

    On Sunday, December 13 a large congregation made up of representatives from across the parish attended the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St John’s Anglican Church, Dunolly on December 17, 1869. Bishop of Bendigo, The Right Reverend Andrew Curnow officiated at the service together with rector of the Parish of Maryborough with Avoca, Fr […]

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