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A local Catholic Priest says the death of Cardinal George Pell will reignite memories for many victims of child sexual abuse by the clergy. Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal Pell died in Vatican City aged 81. The former Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney died from heart complications on Tuesday evening following hip surgery. He […]
Iconic sauce still out of production THERE is nothing more Ararat than Wild’s Ezy Sauce. The Ararat invention is loved by cooks Australia wide as a base for sauces, pickles and chutneys. As readers would know, Kraft Heinz last year decided to discontinue Ezy Sauce which sparked nation wide outrage. Kraft Heinz admitted there had […]
Jack Veale 15.9.1930 – 3.12.2022 By Karen McIntyre. This is the tale of the irrepressible Jack Veale, a character, a charmer, fond of a good yarn and a bloke who always seemed to be larger than life. Jack’s long and illustrious life began at Skipton, the fifth child born to George and Laura (nee Binder) […]
THE phenomenon sweeping Warrak appears to be on the move with a mysterious letterbox appearing this week at Mt Cole.
Last week, the Ararat Advocate reported three hand crafted Minion letterboxes had appeared at properties around Warrak under the cloak of darkness.
But it appears their maker is on the move, with a fourth letterbox turning up this week outside the Dunn family resident in Mt Cole.
FORMER Carlton defender and Ararat local Tom Williamson is in talks with Ararat Rats for a return home in 2023.
ARARAT Rural City’s waste and recycling will soon be revolutionised, as the new three or four-bin system commences across the municipality from October 3. Properties under 12 acres will transition to a four-bin system, receiving both a green bin for food and garden organics and glass-only bin, whereas properties above 12 hectares will have a […]
ARARAT’s Jan Ayer admits she has loved Queen Elizabeth II all of her life. As a young girl living in the United Kingdom, Mrs Ayer recalls going to London with her mother to catch a glimpse of the Queen during the coronation. “We camped out on the pavement, we took our travelling rugs and pillows […]