Local History

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...

Anzac Day services return across north central region

By Colin MacGillivray RSL sub-branches across the north central region are preparing for the return of Anzac Day ceremonies in Victoria on Sunday. Last year’s Anzac Day remembrance services and marches were called off due to...

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...