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Fatal collision in Wandin North

Police and emergency services are seeking information about a fatal collision in Wandin North this morning (20 November). Investigators have been told a motorcycle and...

Upper Ferntree Gully’s best of the best

As Upper Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade’s Chris Lind reflected on his Firefighter of the Year award, he dedicated it to the NSW Rural Fire...

Police fire up against reckless blazes this summer

As the state settles in for another sweltering summer, Victoria Police is preparing to activate Operation Safeguard, aiming to reduce the occurrence and impact...

What does the Ranges Trader Mail mean to you?

We asked 40 of our readers and contributors ‘What does the Ranges Trader Mail mean to you?’ to mark the paper’s 40th anniversary. The responses...

One man show continues to grow

In November 1979 Don Fitzgerald started a community newspaper. The aptly called Emerald Trader came out every Thursday and was advertised as a community newspaper...

Old school ties

Despite being born a century apart, Emerald Primary School and the Ranges Trader are united through time as well as in print. In November 1979,...

Four decades of news

PRECEDE For the past four decades, The Ranges Trader Mail has been at the forefront in bringing the community’s hot issues, triumphs and tragedies to...

Town changes, but gardens remain timeless

In the past 40 years, Emerald has developed from a quiet rural town into a thriving South-eastern suburb of Greater Melbourne. Emerald is a town...

Poetic justice in phone box return

They hover by doorways in hospitals and retirement villages. They lurk on shady street corners, vacant and ignored. They gaze forlorn over coastal foreshores,...

Athletes celebrate 50 years

The Yarra Ranges Athletics Club (YRA) celebrated its 50th anniversary at Eastern Golf Club in Yering on Saturday night. Over 100, athletes, coaches, officials and...

40 years of local news coverage

If there’s one person who knows how events have shaped the Yarra Ranges over the past 40 years, it’s Sue Thompson. The president of the...

Sound of music rings across the dandenongs for 40 years

In 1985, the mimicry of lyrebirds was overtaken by the voices of hundreds of schoolchildren recovering from bushfires that had devastated parts of the...

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A day never to be forgotten

At 9am on 15 August 1945 Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, broadcast to a waiting nation that the Japanese had surrendered and the Second World...

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