New February 2004!
month we have a few updates, along with the news the New South Wales State Government has amalgamated Local Councils in the south east of the state into Super Councils!
Shire Council now ceases to exist along with Goulburn City Council. For us,
Tallong and Marulan now belong to the Greater Argyle Council which
also incorporates Goulburn City. Is it a good or bad thing? We'll just have
to wait and see, but for those of us on the peripheries it will probably
mean higher land rates with few improvements in infrastructure...and so
the weather, it's been hot, hot, hot, with very little rain. Many towns on the Southern Tablelands are still suffering water restrictions with some being more heavily graded. It's
no good whining about it, at least cooler weather is on its way, and every day we're a little closer to drought breaking rains.
Rural Fire Service
Marulan Bush Fire Brigade...
now has an online Image Gallery added to the site!
This is the first of many galleries we have planned and features training
days from 2003.
Brigade offers many training days per year for it's members (and
members from neighbouring Brigades often attend). If you're interested to
know what they have scheduled for 2004, you can read about in their
newsletter from their area of the site. You can also read about the Brigade's
operations, their history and more! Why not subscribe to their online
newsletter to stay up-to-date with the Brigade's operations and news!
Tallong Bush Fire Brigade...
The Tallong Brigade
has updated their area of the site and have scheduled
the annual Tallong Trail Ride 2004
for the Anzac Day long weekend, ie the 24th and 25th
April. Book early because places are limited!
You can register your interest by filling in the
online registration form on the Tallong Trail Ride page of this site.
The Tallong RFB has also updated some information about the
Brigade's vehicles and their latest news!
In other news...
During the last NSW State Election campaign, the government offered Tallong funding for a gravel Bicycle Trail which was to run along Highland Way and Caoura Road. The trail was seen as a positive step toward providing Tallong's residents with an opportunity to walk around the village without having to compete with cars on the road surface and see the residents enjoy walks around the village more safely.
Now a lovely concrete path has been constructed along the Highland Way from Tallong's railway station to the bridge over pass near the entry to Tallong Park Estate. Work on the path appears to be finished and it is a great asset to the village. Unfortunately it doesn't look as if Caoura Road will benefit, perhaps funds were exhausted in the cost of concrete for the path. Lets hope the Greater Argyle Council will see extending the path to Caoura Road as a plus for the safety of the pedestrians of Tallong!
During the course of 2004 (when time permits)
we'll be adding Electronic Postcards to this site. The
opportunity to send postcards featuring our glorious scenery
and native animals and feature postcards of events should be
great fun for our community and site visitors!
approached to add information about Marulan to this
site. Marulan is our nearest neighbour to the south, on the
Marulan was a historically significant area in
Australia's early history, and is currently undergoing
considerable change as it grows as a popular area to find
the ideal country lifestyle.
Our visitors can look forward to learning many
interesting facts about the Marulan Rural Fire
Service and Marulan itself over the coming
Announcing a significant
One Man In His Time by
Hans Post, as told to Michael Morley, is an autobiography telling
of Hans Post's youth in Nazi Germany, and of his role in the SS, for
which he was awarded the Iron Cross. Hans Post has been a member of the
Wingello community for many years, and we're pleased to be able to
publish this media release for the launch of his book.
read more about this historically significant work click here, or to hear Hans'
interview by the ABC's Radio National in February, just click here.