The Tarrangower Times newspaper commenced publication in 1858 and is a wonderful repository of Maldon District information. Since 2006 some of the earlier editions of this newspaper have been indexed and to date five volumes of indexes have been published by Maldon Museum & Archives Association Inc.
Before starting your search please take some time to familiarise yourself with the following information.
Copyright – The information contained in each volume of indexes is copyright and remains the property of Maldon Museum and Archives Association Inc. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review, as permitted by the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the copyright owner.
Index Parameters – These useful notes have been provided by the Indexing Team to assist those using the indexes. For example, find out why not all articles, notices and advertisements have been indexed, how repeating information is handled, and so on. Click here to access this information.
Abbreviations – As space was limited in the hardcopy publications each Event description makes use of abbreviations and contractions of words to ensure as much information as possible is provided. Click here to access a list of those abbreviations most frequently used.
Conversion Tables – Some assistance with the interpretation of measurements used in the past may be of use. Click here to access tables for Land, Weight and Liquid Measure and Currency.
The sterling system of currency was used prior to the introduction of the decimal system on 14 February 1966. The British imperial system of weights and measures was phased out of use in Australia between 1971 and 1988.
Research Queries – The Association holds microfilm of The Tarrangower Times along with many other local resources. You may purchase printed or digital copies of these documents and The Tarrangower Times extracts.
Our researchers will undertake research in response to your queries or you may conduct research in person. Charges apply to both methods – refer to the History Research Centre page for more information.
Acknowledgments – The Association acknowledges and thanks our highly skilled indexing team: Lesley Burgoyne and Carolyn Woolman. Both Lesley and Carolyn are descendants of Maldon district pioneers, who with the assistance of others as required, have spent many hours indexing and compiling these entries.