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Copy may be accepted as suitable for publication in the Tattler, without reflecting the opinions of the Committee. Publication is at the discretion of the Editor.

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The Tatong Tattler

The Tatong Tattler Inc. is a non-profit monthly newsletter, compiled & distributed by volunteers.
Circulation currently 310 printed issues.                           
(A donation of $1 per issue [rounded to $10 per year] would help cover printing costs.)
The Tattler comes out roundabout the 25th of each month, except December (no January issue).

Next Meeting of the Tatong Tattler management committee
will be held on
May 23rd @ 4pm
at the Tatong Tavern.

Would you Prefer your Tattler arrived electronically - as a colour PDF file?

Email tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au & request to be Notified when a new issue is ready to Download.
(If you wish to Un-subscribe from this mailing list, just email with this request.)


"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams [ref]

The Tattler Deadline is Midnight on the 20th of the month, January-November.
That is for digital submissions, ready to be inserted.
Hand-written items, or anything needing to be typed or converted to digital format, must be received by the 15th of the month.

Submit via e-mail to Tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au
Or leave items for the Tattler in the Tattler mailbox (by the noticeboard at the Tavern)
Or mail articles to the Secretary; see Contacts

If you need help with your submission, contact a Committee Member (well before the deadline).

Items received after the deadline can still be printed in the next month's edition.

Advertising Rates

Updated August 2016
Page Size      Single Issue      6 Months      12 Months
Full Page        $32                  $180              $320
Half Page        $16                  $85                $160
Quarter Page
or 2 x ⅛ page  $8                    $45                $80

Notices of coming Community Events, up to 1/8th of a page, are free.

Advertorial-style articles under this category must be labelled "Promotional Feature".

Publicity for an event with an entry fee is classed as advertising and charged accordingly.  Local community events may be excepted.

The Tattler is edited in MS Publisher.
Submit in Publisher, Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf), or Text (Consider just pasting your text into the body of the email.)
Mac owners please submit in Open Office format (.odt).
Please note: items submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) are difficult to extract.
Please use PDF only as a last resort!

Submit Graphics in jpg or a common format.
Please bear in mind that a lot of dark means a lot of toner, for which we are struggling to pay, having been ripped off by Hewlett Packard.
Avoid using a lot of Black, or colour that will be black when converted to Greyscale (i.e., red).

HalfQuarterOrientationFor those who submit pre-formatted advertisements, the size of a Half Page area is 19cm wide x 13.6cm high.
A Quarter Page area is 9.3cm wide x 13.6cm high.
To avoid distortion, please fit your image to these sizes.

Like to pay online? Go down to Subscriptions for details.

Enquires: see Contacts

Tattler Team


Andrea Stevenson:      President
Linda DeFazio:           Secretary
Geoff Rintala:             Editor
Barbara Hussey-Yeo:  Treasurer
Joan Lewis                 Vice President
Bev Hakkennes          Distribution Coordinator
Heather McCauley      Printing Coordinator
Beth Gregory
Sue O'Brien


Benalla: - Geoff Rintala, Pip Rigby

Whitegate / Molyullah: - Caryn DeFazio, Georgina Elford, Heather McCauley, Chris Hakkennes, Jan & Terry Ring, Janette Knapper,  Jill Lloyd, Katrina Bailey

Tatong: - Irene Erskine, Bev & Joe Hakkennes, Kerryn Gaudion, Nicole McFarlane, Trudi Nichols.

Moorngag / Samaria: - Sue DeBlaquiere, Helen & Colin McCauley, Marlene Exton


Subscribe to the Tatong Tattler
The Tatong Tattler is delivered to properties in Tatong & surrounding districts, Victoria, and is available for download via this website. Online subscribers are notified by email when a new edition is ready.
To arrange to receive a printed Tattler, or to be put on the email-notification list, see Contacts (below)


If you wish to use Electronic Funds Transfer to pay for your advertisements
             or your subscription
            (or if you would be so wonderful as to digitally donate)
Our account details are:

Goulburn Murray Credit Union
30 Bridge Street, Benalla
BSB 803078
A/C 135720
a/c name: Tatong Tattler

Please identify your payment, ie with your name;

And also, e-mail to Tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au
* Who you are
* When you paid (time & date)
* How much you paid
* For what you paid (ie "1/x page ad on page x of the last Tattler")

Many thanks to those who pay online, saving both Treasurer and Secretary some slog.

District Events & Links

Tatong Market & More, once-a-year October/November. https://www.facebook.com/TatongMarketAndMore

Sadly, the monthly Tatong Village Market is no more.

Molyullah Easter Fair - run every Easter Monday at Molyullah, just round the corner from Tatong.

Tatong Heritage Group

In 2006 the Tattler ran a serialised account of the childhood of New Zealand P.M. Michael Savage. Savage grew up in the Tatong region. The full text is available from Tatong Heritage Group's site. (Copyright Tatong Heritage Group, taken with the author's permission from "From the Cradle to the Grave", a biography of Michael Savage by Barry Gustafson, Professor of Politics.)


- e-mail us via tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au (checked by the Editor & by Andrea)
- Secretary, Linda De Fazio, @ PO Box 588 Benalla 3671
- Drop items off at the Tattler Mailbox beside the Tatong Tavern.

Beware the E-Personation

The Tatong Tattler email a/c has been Spoofed (not hacked).
Malware hijacks the address list from some recipient's email, and passes itself on pretending to be "Tatong Tattler".
Spoof email will have "TatongTattler" before the "@" but come from a different domain; it tends to contain "Hi!" then a NASTY link.

Note: An email with brief  impersonal text then and a link, is ALWAYS suspicious.
Also: using BCC when sending group emails avoids this happening. But it does prevent using "Reply All".

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