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Kilmore school launches portrait project to honour local veterans

By Max Davies A St Patrick’s Primary School’s veteran project has garnered great success in its relatively short time of operation. The Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, STEAM, project started earlier this year, with...

“It gutted me”: Reconciliation Week in lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The day Victoria was plunged into a seven-day COVID-19 circuit-breaker lockdown also marked the first day of Reconciliation Week. The nationwide week of connection for First Nations and non-First Nations people, from May...

Lancefield Primary opens new outdoor learning space

Lancefield Primary School has opened its new bush learning play area, with a focus on Indigenous flora and fauna and space for outdoor classes. Wrapping around the south-east corner of the school, the space features...

Kyneton town hall facade works to restore heritage value

RESTORATION works to the Kyneton Town Hall facade are set to commence this month, following a significant contribution from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program. Macedon Ranges Shire Council received $1,441,261 through...

WWI plaques unveiled for Avenue of Honour between Romsey and Lancefield

THREE new plaques detailing Australia’s World War One history now line the Avenue of Honour between Romsey and Lancefield after being officially unveiled last month. The plaques were paid for by a Federal Government grant...

Victoria’s first sovereign flag by traditional owner group raised in Broadford

By Colin MacGillivray It was a day of celebration and pride for Taungurung people on Friday as the group’s sovereign flag was raised for the first time in Broadford. About 50 people attended a ceremony at...

Kilmore Wallan RSL celebrates 100 years

A CENTURY of Returned Services League history in Kilmore and Wallan was celebrated at a luncheon at Kilmore Memorial Hall on May 2. The Kilmore Wallan RSL sub-branch celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and...

Mount Disappointment: Fundraiser for RAAF pilots who died in fatal crashes

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Fundraising is underway for a plaque and memorial to recognise eight young Royal Australian Air Force pilots and crew who died in crashes near the mountain’s summit in the 1940s and ‘50s. A...

Seymour RSL draws huge crowd on Anzac Day

Broadford, Seymour, Kilmore and Wallan Anzac Day ceremonies were a ‘great success’, according to Broadford RSL executive and RSL Victoria vice-president Des Callaghan, with Seymour’s dawn service drawing as many as 1000 people –...

Kilmore’s buried history unearthed this weekend

Kilmore Historical Society’s next two major events both relate to buried history in the community – burials and underground wells. The society will host a well-researched and popular cemetery tours at Kilmore Roman Catholic...