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A 166-year-old cottage in Romsey has won a government heritage grant

The Romsey and Lancefield Districts Historical Society has been awarded a State Government grant to help preserve the historic Seymour Cottage in Romsey. Erected on Palmer Street in 1855 from prefabricated parts imported from Singapore...

Upgrades to Wallan’s Avenue of Honour paused due to restrictions as site turns 103

Mitchell Shire Council and the custodians of the Avenue of Honour on High Street in Wallan have acknowledged the 103rd anniversary of the site’s planting. A joint project between the custodians, council, and the State...

The memorial they never had: Eight RAAF pilots who died on Mount Disappointment honoured

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Descendants of Royal Australian Air Force pilots and crew who died in plane crashes on Mount Disappointment in the 1940s and 50s were last week able to honour their relatives in a...

Historic WWII building to relocate to Wandong Memorial Park

By Colin MacGillivray A LITTLE-KNOWN element of Mitchell Shire’s World War Two past could soon take pride of place in Wandong’s Memorial Park after Mitchell Shire Council authorised the relocation of a historic building. The number...

Monument Hill, Kilmore: Hume and Hovell history questioned

THE history of Kilmore’s Monument Hill is under scrutiny after a historical journal published assertions the famous Hume and Hovell expedition of the 1820s passed further to the east of the site. Heritage Victoria last...

What are dry stone walls and why are they protected in the City of...

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The City of Whittlesea is home to kilometres of some of the oldest dry stone walls in the country that date back to the mid 1800s, and are protected under council’s planning...

NAIDOC Week events: What’s on in north-central Victoria?

After Reconciliation Week events in May 2021 were thwarted due to Victoria’s circuit-breaker lockdown, regional Victorian Indigenous communities are relishing the return of NAIDOC Week, from July 4 to 11, with a range of...

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...