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  • Ready for the frontline

    When Gus Currell arrived in Camperdown seven years ago he volunteered his services with the local ambulance service as an assistant – these days he’s on the books as a bonafide ambulance officer in his own right.“My father has been an Ambulance Community Officer at Timboon for over 30 years, so it’s no real surprise […]

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  • Rockabilly sensation

    MORE than 7000 people and 600 cars rolled into town over the weekend for the 2011 Camperdown Cruise, transforming the town back in time to the 50s.Billed as an outstanding success, organiser Arthur Bruce said the event was still growing.“The atmosphere was incredible – people were hyped up to have fun and that’s exactly what […]

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  • Ready to rock

    WITH nearly 550 pre-registrations, this weekend’s Camperdown Cruise is shaping up to be the biggest yet.   Organiser Arthur Bruce said the pre-registrations had more than doubled last year’s 220. “It’s a great indicator on how much the event is growing from year to year,” Mr Bruce said. “To have so much early support is […]

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  • Super X revs to Motorclassica

    WHEN Rob Jamieson was a lad, most farmers’ sons rode horses.“I was a bit of a failure in that respect,” he said.“Dad gave me a 1948 autocycle, a new Hudson, and there was no going back.”The Darlington local said his Hudson used to travel at about 30 miles an hour.But the daredevil wanted to go […]

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  • Governor tours Corangamite

    THE Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Alexander Chernov AO QC, spent three days this week touring Corangamite Shire. The area’s produce and its scenery impressed the Queen’s representative and his wife, Elizabeth Hopkins, as they toured local towns. On Sunday, he officially opened the Nehill Brothers Farm Living History Reserve in South Purrumbete. The farm […]

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  • Camperdown show shines

    WITH gate takings on par with last year and the sun shining brightly, last Saturday’s Camperdown Show has been hailed a huge success by its hard working committee.Show secretary Donna Edge said the weekend’s event proved a great way to cap off the school holidays, with a large number of families enjoying all that the […]

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  • Classic catches

    WITH 106 fish weighed in and a “smashing” trophy fish landed, this year’s Camperdown Classic was deemed an undisputed success.Despite a miserable forecast of torrential rain and hail and clashing with the AFL grand final, the event still lured 127 competitors to lakes Bullen Merri and Purrumbete.Camperdown Angling Club president Bob Liddle said entry numbers […]

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  • Back in the fold

    Camperdown has a new police officer to add to its ranks with the arrival of Constable Stephanie Molloy this week. Born and bred at Lismore, Const Molloy brings the Camperdown contingent to full capacity with a sergeant and six uniformed officers. Serving at Ararat for the past two and a half years, Const Molloy is […]

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  • Rail trail expands

    Camperdown is set to benefit from plans to extend the local rail trail through to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. The move is expected to increase usage numbers on the rail trail which currently begins at Camperdown and travels through to Timboon. Tourism numbers are expected to boom when the trail is extended […]

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  • Derri’ regatta returns

    Derrinallum’s Deep Lake is set to explode with activity with a return of the annual yachting regatta. Cancelled for the last 12 years due to a lack of rain, the Derrinallum Yacht and Power Boat Club was given official approval this week to stage a return of the popular event. Club secretary Fiona Noone said […]

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