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Repair works to improve Wandong church

By Jackson Russell Wandong History Group is now able to undertake crucial repair work to the old St Michael’s Catholic Church, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the State Government’s Living Heritage grants program. The group...

Historic cottage to be restored

KILMORE'S Whitburgh Cottage is set to be restored with assistance from a $200,000 State Government grant. Mitchell Shire Council was successfull in receiving the grant from the State Government’s Living Heritage program. Built in 1853, the...

History moves next door

THE Kilmore Historical Society is preparing to move to a new home – right next door at the Old Post Office on Powlett Street. The move follows ongoing issues with the Kilmore Courthouse Committee of...

Name suggested for new pavilion

THE new agricultural pavilion at Seymour’s Kings Park could retain the names given to the two previous buildings if Mitchell Shire Council can receive an exemption from the Register of Geographic Names. Council has proposed...

Educator comes full circle at Whittlesea Children’s Centre

INSPIRED by her own early learning experiences, Teagan Brady has returned to her childhood kindergarten to educate the next generation of children in the Whittlesea township. Since opening its doors in December 1992, TRY Whittlesea...

Looker steps down as ag society president

LONG-TIME Whittlesea Agricultural Society president Kate Looker has stepped down after 12 years as a committee member. Society senior vice president Erica Hawke thanked Ms Looker for her contributions as honourary treasurer, junior vice president,...

Panthers podcast popular

By Steph McNicol IT started out as small project discussing sightings of black panthers in Victorian forests, but now Ben Beed has gained a large following in his search for big cats – deeming Macedon...

Wandong’s Anzac of the Year

By Jackson Russell Wandong History Group president Karen Christensen’s dedication to ensuring her town’s service men and women were honoured has resulted in her receiving one of five ANZAC of the Year awards. The ANZAC of...

Historians back to work

By Jackson Russell With a COVID-safe plan now in place at the Kilmore Courthouse, the Kilmore Historical Society has been able to get back to the important work of preserving and protecting the history of...

Ecosystem in decline

By Steph McNicol Macedon Ranges Shire Council has thrown its support behind the shire’s smallest residents, outlining the plight of the area’s ecosystem, including endangered flora and fauna. The council’s submission to the State Parliament’s Inquiry...