Kilmore Historical Society is currently in the process of preparing to digitise our collection of various materials. These include our extensive clothing and textiles collection, our books, maps, microfilms, photographs, and physical objects.
We will need a lot of help from volunteers for the actual process of data entry. Every item will need to be photographed, described, and the information logged into an online system.
We are looking at using a web-based cataloging program which will allow access from any computer. Those who prefer to work from home will be able to log into the web site from their own computers. There will also be the possibility of coming into the KHS rooms and working from there.
If anyone is interested in participating please contact email@example.com and let us know. At this point we have no firm starting date for the project.
Victoria Thomas, of the Grimwade Institute at Melbourne University, came to Kilmore recently to provide a workshop on textile conservation and restoration. The workshop was attended by several members of KHS and other interested parties. We appreciate the assistance that this will provide in preserving our collection of historical clothing.
The winner of the framed copy of the 1856 Kilmore print was announced on Saturday. The raffle was won by Matt from Lancefield, currently living in Kilmore whilst renovating a 150 year old miner’s cottage in Lancefield. He was absolutely delighted and is looking forward to hanging the etching in his new home.
The print was made from an original etching drawn from a position on a hill overlooking the town. Many original buildings are readily identifiable.
Those who missed out on the raffle prize can still buy a framed copy from KHS.
The next general meeting will be held on 5 Feb 2019. Our guest speaker will be Phil Collings, who will be speaking on the Old Melbourne Gaol. Phil acts as a tour guide for the gaol, and will be sharing many interesting anecdotes. The evening will commence with a General Meeting at 7:30 at the Court House in Powlett Street, and will be followed by the guest speaker and supper. All members and non members are welcome to attend.
This picture of the 1947 Kilmore State School class was published in ‘Kilmore Connections’ with a plea for identification. Most of the students have now been identified, thanks to Alison Thomson, but six remain without names. Alison has suggested that some of the unidentified children may have been visitors rather than long-term students at Kilmore.
Back row – Kevin Maher, Gordon Wilkie, Ron Lingard, unknown, Margaret Suttle, five unknown.
Middle Row – Dawn Buckley, Pam Clarke, Margaret Johnson, Nola Chapman, Lucy Crew, Malcolm McKenzie, Ron Goodman.
Front Row – Des Lingard, Tony Davern, Dorothy Buckley, Dianne Clarke, Robert Elliot, Alan Berry.
If anyone has any memories of the unidentified, we would love to hear from you.
Kilmore Historical Society will be closing for the holiday season. The last day the research rooms will be open is Tuesday 18 December 2018 (10 am to 3 pm)
We plan to re-open Tuesday 5th February 2018, 10 am to 3 pm
Note also the next General Meeting, Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30 pm. The guest speaker will be Phill Collings, who will speak on the Old Melbourne Gaol. Phil is a volunteer guide who takes groups round the Gaol, and he will be sharing his knowledge.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !