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Seymour prepares for NAIDOC celebration

The Mitchell Shire’s Aboriginal community will mark NAIDOC Week next week with a community event at Seymour’s Kings Park that has become a fixture on the area’s calendar. It is the sixth consecutive year the...

Help wanted to uncover St Patrick’s school history

St Patrick's Primary School is seeking community assistance to locate historical items that relate to the school and the Kilmore area. The school’s own historical collection from before 1979 was lost during the move to...

Recognising Reconciliation Week in the City of Whittlesea

An Aboriginal smoking ceremony, a sorry walk and stories of the Stolen Generations marked the City of Whittlesea’s commemoration of National Sorry Day. The event, at council’s Civic Centre in South Morang, included a welcome...

Unravelling the mystery of Kilmore’s ‘Kangaroo Kicker’

By Colin MacGillivray FEW people are aware of a link between Kilmore and the formative years of collegiate American football, also known as gridiron. But it is precisely this link that Melbourne writer Jock O’Keefe is...

Assumption College opens Neale Daniher Community and Sports Pavilion

ASSUMPTION College Kilmore officially opened the Neale Daniher Community and Sports Pavilion at a formal gathering on Friday. The pavilion is named in honour of admired former college student Neale Daniher, class of 1978, who...

Anzac Day: Mitchell Shire residents show support for services

By Tricia Mifsud A record crowd gathered at the cenotaph at Hudson Park, Kilmore for the Anzac Day dawn service yesterday. People in attendance included representatives of the Returned and Services League, RSL, Kilmore-Wallan sub-branch, Member...

Outlining the lives and times of early settlers in Kilmore

Kilmore Historical Society will next week host a talk about the life and times of past Kilmore resident James Maher. Jim Butler, a farmer and grandson of Mr Maher, will speak about his grandfather’s work...

Kilmore’s All Nations Hotel building to lose second storey

By Tricia Mifsud The historic precinct in Kilmore’s Sydney Street is set to change with a demolition order imposed on the former All Nations Hotel, next to the Mill Street Mall. Mitchell Shire Council has imposed...

Kilmore Historical Society resumes activities in 2022

After two years of COVID-related interruptions and moving into its new home at the Old Kilmore Post Office, Kilmore Historical Society is looking forward to hosting more events in 2022. The historical society is open...

Restoration work on historical Kilmore cottage set to begin

Mitchell Shire Council is partnering with the State Government to restore one of Kilmore’s oldest structures, with work beginning on Whitburgh Cottage. A $200,000 Living Heritage Grant and $410,000 of council money will be used...