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Mitchell Shire veterans welcome Anzac Day service return

ANZAC Day will have a special significance for Mitchell Shire service men and women this year after the COVID-19 pandemic saw the cancellation of in-person remembrance services last year. Anzac Day marches and ceremonies will...

Taungurung artefacts recovered near Broadford

By Colin MacGillivray UPGRADES to the Shepparton train line have unearthed significant archaeological finds on Taungurung country near Broadford. Taungurung Land and Waters Council representatives, working alongside archaeologists, recovered more than 80 artefacts at a site...

Taungurung cultural memoir book launched

AUTHORS Uncle Roy Henry Patterson and Dr Jennifer Jones’ Taungurung cultural memoir was celebrated at a book launch last month. On Taungurung Land: Sharing History and Culture draws upon Taungurung oral knowledge and an unusually...

Seymour Health 100-year mosaic design revealed

SEYMOUR Health and Kilmore artist Marina Villani last week unveiled the design for a mosaic planned to commemorate the hospital’s 100-year anniversary. The sketch designs for the mosaic were unveiled at Seymour Health by Ms...

Old Goulburn River Bridge to undergo $4.3 million restoration

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Councillors credited the hard work and dedication of the Seymour community after endorsing a strategy for the restoration of the Old Goulburn River Bridge. The bridge, which was first built in...

New rose bushes for Kilmore Public Cemetery

THIRTEEN white rose bushes now adorn Kilmore Public Cemetery after cemetery trust members undertook beautification works at the site earlier this month. Trust members spent several hours earlier this month planting the roses as part...

St Patrick’s school to honour veterans

ST PATRICK’S Primary School, Kilmore, is calling for war veterans to be part of their creation of a ‘unique’ memorial space to honour people who fought in the war. The project will aim to incorporate...

Historical society to host book fair

The Kilmore Historical Society will host a two-day book fair this weekend at its new home – the Old Kilmore Post Office. One month after it relocated, the society now has the space to store...

Beekeeper monument generates buzz

THERE was a buzz in the air when Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell members met with Keep Victoria Beautiful representatives last week to discuss a monument to the region’s most famous beekeeper. Rotarians are keen...

Wollert ‘super lots’ proposal rejected

A PLANNING permit application for the development of four ‘super lots’ on Bindts Road, Wollert has been rejected by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Dahua Epping Development Pty Ltd challenged the City of Whittlesea...