FebMar’24 issue is out

FebMar’24 issue is out

Welcome to 2024. It’s been a nice wet start to the year and Don’s weather update has certainly been showing us all how much rain we have been having! By the way, if you don’t know, Don has been providing the rainfall for the area for quite some time on a device he...

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SUMMER ’23-’24 issue is out

SUMMER ’23-’24 issue is out

Finally, winter in Blackwood seems to be in the past as spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Our garden has come out of its winter cupboard, and is in full bloom. At this time of the year, we enjoy nothing more than spending time in it. With...

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OctNov ’23 issue is out

OctNov ’23 issue is out

Welcome to another issue of the Blackwood Times. Spring is here and Blackwood is starting to dry up. We are beginning to see more activity in our little main street, not to mention the current flurry of activity at the Post Office as renovations have moved up a gear...

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Winter Issue: AugSept ’23

Winter Issue: AugSept ’23

It has been a cold winter in Blackwood and a couple of confronting months with the passing of two much-loved local gentle-men: Dave Commins a valued member of the Blackwood Times team (see tribute to him on p3) and Garry Fischer, a local legend (p8). Whilst these...

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June July ’23 issue

June July ’23 issue

Welcome everyone to the June/July edition of the Blackwood Times. When we first arrived in Australia, we were struck by how beautiful regional Victoria was and immediately started on a journey to find our own piece of paradise. Following a decade of quietly searching,...

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Apr May ’23 issue

Apr May ’23 issue

Two months between issues goes quickly. Bit of a scramble this one but here we are looking forward to the 121st Chop & Carnival and celebrating a number of special events. The launch of the Barry’s Reef Avenue of Honour was a significant event with several...

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Feb Mar ’23 issue

Feb Mar ’23 issue

Blackwood is a busy place as highlighted in this issue. Over the past two months we’ve seen many gatherings, parties, farewells, community carols, babies born, a garage sale and care expressed for our wonderful forest environment amongst many other events. The...

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Dec 22 Jan 23 issue

Dec 22 Jan 23 issue

EDITOR’S THOUGHTS... Hello to all Blackwoodians and our extended neighbours! What a year it has been! A mighty cold and wet one, but also a year to begin coming back together and enjoying being out and about. As we bring in the end of the year, we wish everyone a safe...

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2022 Oct Nov issue

2022 Oct Nov issue

Greetings Blackwoodians and friends. How good is it to feel some warmth on our backs after such a long, wet,cold winter. Deciduous trees and shrubs are daring to bud and open; birds and bees are getting noisier and we all may dare to risk putting the thermals away for...

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2022 Aug Sept issue

2022 Aug Sept issue

Hi Blackwood residents (and beyond)! Well it’s certainly started to get cold hasn’t it. For those new to the town Including me I was warned and told “if you can make it through the first winter you’ll be ok”. I’ve also learnt the a fire place keeps you warm twice (...

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2022 June July issue

2022 June July issue

A breath of fresh air with our new team... Hi Blackwoodians, What a busy couple of months it has been. Firstly, it is timely to congratulate Sam Rae, our newly-elected member of Federal Parliament. It would be great if we get to hear from you in our next edition, Sam....

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2022 April May issue

2022 April May issue

New team for the Blackwood TImes 3 decades ago Blackwoodian Robina Brown & I, a newbie in town, chatted on the roadside with our youngsters in tow. Robina voiced concerns that it was difficult to find out what was happening in town & I wanted to find...

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The Blackwood Times acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land, waters & forest where we live & work. We pay deep respect to Elders past, present & emerging.

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