An Index to the Tarrangower Times Volume 4

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The Tarrangower Times, one of Australia’s oldest living newspapers, was established in Maldon during the early goldrush years. Of interest to family and other historians, this index accesses a wealth of information not found elsewhere.
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 Indexed and compiled by Lesley Burgoyne & Carolyn Woolman

An index to the Tarrangower Times newspaper, covering the Maldon area of the Central Victorian Goldfields.

The Tarrangower Times, one of Australia’s oldest living newspapers, was established in Maldon during the early goldrush years. Of interest to family and other historians, this index accesses a wealth of information not found elsewhere.

Volume 4 is one of a number of indexes to the Tarrangower Times between 1858 and 1880. The newspaper’s circulation area reaches from Inglewood in the north to Daylesford in the south. It includes Eddington and Moolort to the west and Big Hill and Taradale to the east.

This volume covers 1 January 1879 to 28 January 1880 and comprehensively lists people’s names, businesses, mining and agricultural ventures, plus local government, roads, coach services, the telegraph, schools, churches, hotels, sporting organizations and entertainments. Tenders, subscriptions, advertisements, and social events are included. There is a brief description for each entry. Of particular note is the Union Co’s use of the diamond rock borer, compressed air winch and electric blast ignition, all of which revolutionised gold mining. James Service, Maldon’s local member for the Victorian Legislative Assembly, with his stance on constitutional reform and tariffs led the opposition to a landmark victory and a new era in Victorian politics.

About the Authors:
Lesley Burgoyne is a retired library technician and secondary teacher with a university degree in English.
Carolyn Woolman is a retired secondary teacher with a postgraduate degree in Victorian colonial history.

 

180 pages softcover

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