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By Aleksandra Bliszczyk AN organisation in the City of Whittlesea that supports members of the Stolen Generations and their descendants reflected on the 13th anniversary of the Federal Government apology to families impacted by the...

Whittlesea school memorialises Black Saturday loss

WHITTLESEA Secondary College has officially opened its Black Saturday Memorial Garden to commemorate the 173 Australians, many from the Kinglake area, who died in the 2009 bushfires. Opened on the 12th anniversary of Black Saturday,...

Kilmore historical society looks forward

By Steph McNicol KILMORE Historical Society has happily started settling into its new home at the Old Kilmore Post Office, a place with ‘more space than know what to do with’. An ongoing dispute centering...

Wallan church goes on its way

By Steph McNicol WALLAN has waved goodbye to its original Our Lady of the Way church, after the building spent more than five decades at its home on Bentinck Street, Wallan. The church settled in town...

50 years of service

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA man John Leaford was honoured for a remarkable five decades of dedication to the local community with the presentation of a special Lions International service medal this month. Mr Leaford has been...

Broadford historical display a winner

BROADFORD Historical Society has won back-to-back Community Event of the Year awards for its display on the history of Broadford State School on Australia Day last year. The display collated photographs and other historical documents...

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...