About Us



Inc. No. A000329W

ABN No. 34919103457

Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

Victoria’s oldest inland town

Kilmore Historical Society celebrated 50 years in 2014

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The Society’s Research rooms are open every Tuesday, 10am to 3pm at the old Kilmore Courthouse, 4 Powlett Street, Kilmore.

Please address all correspondence to:

The Secretary
Kilmore Historical Society,
P. O. Box 206,
Kilmore, Victoria, 3764

Member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria

7 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. My name is Matthew Meier & was born, raised & educated in Kilmore. A fellow ack student a year above me Tim Braybon had alerted me that the Australian War Memorial(AWM) are after photos of William Stockdale who fought in WW2. The AWM is doing a tribute to Bill on March 24 but have no photos. Could you kindly email myself & Tim (tbraybon1138@gmail.com) if you can help us out. This would be something for the district to be truly proud of. Tim will fill you in with all details.




    1. Hi Matthew

      My name is Grahame and I am the Research Officer of the Kilmore Historical Society. We are aware of William Stockdale’s service in WWI and we too are looking for a photo of him. We are unaware of anyone holding a copy, and that includes some Stockdale family members. Could you please let Tim know, cheers, Grahame

      PS Perhaps you might like to do a short post here, commenting on your time as a student as a student in Kilmore.


    1. Hi Tamara – Many thanks for your message. KHS wrote an article about William at war and that was published in the North Central Review in September 2015. There is not much information about Bylands on the internet. There are mentions in the book Pretty Sallys Hill and the three local history books about Kilmoire and District. What is the name of your great grandfather? Grahame Thom, KHS


      1. Hi Graham,
        Thanks for your reply.
        My GG was Fred Ronke (Fredrick Henry Ronke) he originally came from Whitlands in Victoria, but after WWI settled in Bylands.
        Funnily enough he was on the same boat as William, very strange!



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