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Archives for December 2018

History: Bushranger Harry Power at King Parrot

Details of a confrontation between bushranger ‘Harry Power’ and a police constable at King Parrot (Strath Creek), were hot news in 1870 in the Alexandra Times newspaper. “Power the bushranger has been kicking up a wonderful hubbub amongst us for the last few days,” wrote the Times’ Yea correspondent in the March 4 issue. “On

Buddhist temple opens for New Year’s Day

An invitation is being made to the public to attend a New Year Ceremony at the Bau Sen Buddha Ru Yi Temple, 210 Burtons Rd, Kinglake West. Master Ming Kuang will officiate at the ceremony to be held between 10am and 12 Noon. A special invitation is being extended to Scouts and Girl Guides

History: ‘Monstrously severe’ 10-year sentences’

Ten-year sentences of transportation were given to nine local Aboriginal men in 1841 after they were found guilty of robbery at Muddy Creek (Yea). The Port Phillip Patriot newspaper (Jan. 7, 1841) reported: “The sittings of the Court of Quarter Sessions commenced on Monday, and terminated yesterday. “The only case of any general interest which

Rob wins Boxing Day golf

Boxing Day golf on Wednesday (Dec. 26) saw the return to golf by Rob O’Halloran after recent surgery. He played off a 19 handicap to score a winning 36 stableford points. Second with 34 points on CB was Graeme Bryant (23) from third Terry Chaplin (21). President Greg Clements was NTP on the 18th. John

Advice issued about Extreme Heat

This Advice message is being issued for extreme heat in North Central. Temperatures at or above heat health thresholds have been forecast for today, 28th of December, 2018. Protect your health: Heat can make anyone sick. People over 65, the very young and those with a pre-existing medical condition are most at risk. Heat related illness

Jamieson fatal crash

A man has died following a single vehicle crash in Jamieson early this morning (Friday). It is believed the 4WD was travelling along a dirt track near Eildon-Jameson Rd when it left the roadway and rolled down a hill just after 1am. The driver, a 34-year-old Frankston North man, died at the scene. Two teenage

Jack Russell to issue another writ

Yea citizen, Jack Russell, 80, says he is issuing a new writ against Murrindindi Shire Council and its Chief Executive Officer, Craig Lloyd. The matter is yet to appear on the list of civil cases of the Supreme Court of Victoria, as at Thursday (Dec. 27). Mr Russell continues to have grievances with the Council,

Carter’s: historic store ‘under offer’

The historic Carter’s Store in High St, Yea, may be sold to interests associated with the Yea and District Historical Society. The iconic property, situated next to the Yea Shire Hall, was on the market through local real estate agent Deb Robinson, Expressions of interest were to be submitted to Ms Robinson by last Friday

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