Local History

Outlining the lives and times of early settlers in Kilmore

Kilmore Historical Society will next week host a talk about the life and times of past Kilmore resident James Maher. Jim Butler, a farmer and grandson of Mr Maher, will speak about his grandfather’s work...

Kilmore’s All Nations Hotel building to lose second storey

By Tricia Mifsud The historic precinct in Kilmore’s Sydney Street is set to change with a demolition order imposed on the former All Nations Hotel, next to the Mill Street Mall. Mitchell Shire Council has imposed...

Kilmore Historical Society resumes activities in 2022

After two years of COVID-related interruptions and moving into its new home at the Old Kilmore Post Office, Kilmore Historical Society is looking forward to hosting more events in 2022. The historical society is open...

Restoration work on historical Kilmore cottage set to begin

Mitchell Shire Council is partnering with the State Government to restore one of Kilmore’s oldest structures, with work beginning on Whitburgh Cottage. A $200,000 Living Heritage Grant and $410,000 of council money will be used...

Australia Day: Seymour Aboriginal group calls for respectful conversation

By Colin MacGillivray SEYMOUR Local Aboriginal Network leaders hope a decision to not accept a Mitchell Shire Community Award for Community Event of the Year on January 26 will spark a respectful conversation about the...

Broadford Australia Day Festival attracts a crowd

THE resilience, selflessness and compassion of the Mitchell Shire community was celebrated at the Broadford Australia Day Festival today. Locals made the most of a range of food and market stalls at Broadford’s Island Reserve,...

Economy concerns conveyed to Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan

By Colin MacGillivray FEDERAL Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan met with industry and community leaders in Seymour on Friday in an effort to support businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organised...

Broadford Historical Society set for photographic display on Australia Day

Broadford Historical Society is once again helping Broadford celebrate Australia Day with its annual photographic display. With hundreds of people expected to flock to the Island Reserve in Broadford for Australia Day celebrations, people are...

Progress on restoration of Old Goulburn Bridge in Seymour

THE restoration of Seymour’s Old Goulburn River Bridge is a step closer after Heritage Victoria provided in-principal support for a Mitchell Shire Council plan to revive the structure. In March last year coucillors endorsed a...

Tensions flare between Mitchell Shire and landowner over Sydney Street demolition plans

By Colin MacGillivray AN ongoing stoush between former Kilmore businessman Alan Wilson and Mitchell Shire Council has erupted again after council rejected Mr Wilson’s plan to demolish a building at 37 Sydney Street. Mr Wilson accused...