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Six Unidentified School Children

SS_With_QueriesThis 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.

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Closure Dates for 2018 Holiday Season

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 !

Tea Towels and Shopping Bags

The Kilmore Historical Society has a new range of tea towels and shopping bags, decorated by sketches of historic local buildings. There are 10 different images available on the shopping bags. Eight of these are reproduced on tea towels. These are available at local fetes and markets and at KHS meetings. Why not buy one for a Christmas present ?

The bags are $8 each, and are made from calico, printed locally, and have a great carrying capacity. You can choose from a range of ten buildings. These are:

Kilmore Court House
Police Barracks
Old Post Office
Whitburgh Cottage
St Patrick’s Church
Assumption College
Red Lion Hotel
Old Town Hall
Old Gaol
Kilmore Hospital

Tea Towels are $15 each and are a 50% linen/cotton blend. They feature eight buildings, see image.
Postage for one item is $2.
Bulk discounts are available:
orders over $100 – 5% discount
orders over $200 – free postage

Payment can be made in cash, cheque or electronic transfer. Please contact the Society for banking details. Please place your order via Facebook or email to kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

 

November General Meeting

Our November meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of November, due to Melbourne Cup Day clashing with our usual first Tuesday date.  Put the 13 of November, 7:30 pm, in your diary,. The venue as usual will be the Court House on Powlett St. The speaker will be Allan Stute, talking on the Stute family of Kilmore. The meeting will be followed by supper and a general discussion. All members and non members are welcome to attend.

Kilmore Historical Society Wins Award

The Public Records Office of Victoria has awarded Kilmore Historical Society and Grahame Thom an award for our series of profiles on World War One soldiers. These profiles have been published in the local newspaper, the Kilmore Free Press.

Grahame suggested this project as part of our recognition of the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 1914. The project has continued over the last four years, and we have now profiled the bulk of the local soldiers.

Many region al profiles have also been submitted by other local organisations.

Congratulations to both Grahame and the Kilmore Free Press, and to all the local historians who have contributed profiles.

 

Guest Speaker 6 Mar 2018; Grahame Thom: The Role of DNA in Family History Research

KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018

 

There was a time when the letters “DNA” meant nothing to most of us – but now it is common knowledge that DNA is what we are all made up of. And that is what makes it so fascinating.

At the next general meeting of the Historical Society, our chief researcher, Grahame Thom will speak on the topic “Is DNA useful in family history research?” A question many of us will have asked but not had an answer.

Graeme has recently had his DNA tested by three different family history companies. His decision was made as being a family historian he felt it would be good to have his DNA recorded for use by future generations; to see what the results revealed as to the origins of his paternal and maternal lines and to see if any matches to other persons who had been tested were revealed.

Everyone is welcome to come along on Tuesday 6 March at 7.30 pm at the Kilmore Courthouse to learn more – and the answers to the questions that Grahame posed for himself.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 and end at approximately 9 – 9:30, with time for questions and general business.

Supper will be served after the meeting and all are welcome to participate.

Guest Speaker 6 Feb 2018; Owen Smith: Two Smiths of Carrick

KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

The first General Meeting for the year is on Tuesday 6th February at 7.30 pm in the Kilmore Courthouse – everyone is welcome.

Owen Smith is our guest speaker, presenting “Two Smiths of Carrick”. He will tell the story of two young Irish men who venture to the antipodes from their home town of Carrickmacross, in County Monaghan, in the north of Ireland at a time when their country was reeling from the deprivations of the Great Famine and British occupation.

One is from a privileged background and is soon teaching as Classics Master at Scotch College; the second a blacksmith, becomes a successful farmer and raises a family in Kilmore. We look forward to hearing Owen tell their stories.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 and end at approximately 9 – 9:30, with time for questions and general business.

Supper will be served after the meeting and all are welcome to participate.