A Towering Influence
Located in Australia's First Notable Town, Maldon District Museum offers a fascinating display of the life and times of Maldon and District from pre-gold discovery days. Artifacts, photographs and stories from the chaotic days of gold discovery to the creation of a township.
On the 26th January 1924, the Mount Tarrangower lookout tower was installed atop Maldon’s Mount Tarrangower, originally to create an interest for tourists. But it soon developed into a more meaningful role. To celebrate its 100th year and its place in our community , Museum volunteers have created a special display of photographs, and stories about its installation and the place it holds in the heart of our community. It is a main feature of our Easter festivities each year, Vintage Hill Climbs are held each year to the Tower and very importantly it has played a huge role as an official fire spotting location in conjunction with other location in central Victoria. The people of Maldon have a special fondness for the Tower and its role in our town. Picnics, events of all sorts, even dancing in the early days.
The display tells this story and pays tribute to the fire spotters who have manned the lookout summer after summer.
Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register