Local History

New rose bushes for Kilmore Public Cemetery

THIRTEEN white rose bushes now adorn Kilmore Public Cemetery after cemetery trust members undertook beautification works at the site earlier this month. Trust members spent several hours earlier this month planting the roses as part...

St Patrick’s school to honour veterans

ST PATRICK’S Primary School, Kilmore, is calling for war veterans to be part of their creation of a ‘unique’ memorial space to honour people who fought in the war. The project will aim to incorporate...

Historical society to host book fair

The Kilmore Historical Society will host a two-day book fair this weekend at its new home – the Old Kilmore Post Office. One month after it relocated, the society now has the space to store...

Beekeeper monument generates buzz

THERE was a buzz in the air when Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell members met with Keep Victoria Beautiful representatives last week to discuss a monument to the region’s most famous beekeeper. Rotarians are keen...

Wollert ‘super lots’ proposal rejected

A PLANNING permit application for the development of four ‘super lots’ on Bindts Road, Wollert has been rejected by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Dahua Epping Development Pty Ltd challenged the City of Whittlesea...

More help needed

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...