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    Where is Tarrengower located?

Tarrangower, VIC

Alternative Names
  • Tarrengower

The discoverer of gold at Tarrangower (or Tarrengower) is reputed to have been Captain John G. Mechosk who, in December 1853, led a party that found alluvial gold in a gully about Bryant’s Range, 22 kilometres north-west of Castlemaine. Diggers flocked to the area and by 1854 the official population of Tarrangower was 5,220. It was re-named Maldon in 1856.

Anna Davine

Bannear, David, Heritage Victoria, Historic gold mining information, Department of Sustainability and Environment. Details
Flett, James, The history of gold discovery in Victoria, The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1970. Details
Watson, A.B., The lost & almost forgotten towns of colonial Victoria, A.B. Watson, 2003. Details

See also

Maldon, VIC