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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

 

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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.

Kilmore Bowls Club History: Can you name anyone in the pictures?

Philip Skehan, one of our members, is currently researching the history of the Kilmore Bowls Club, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Philip would appreciate hearing from anyone who was involved in the club in the past, particularly office bearers, or any families that have recollections of members; also any documents, photographs, memorabilia, or anything else related to the club that may still be in existence.

Kilmore Bowls Club, 9 October 1926
Kilmore Bowls Club, c.1926

Philip has provided us with these two photographs to see if anyone can identify the individuals. If you do recognise anyone then please let us know via email at kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com or message us on our Facebook Page and we can pass the details on to Philip.

Upcoming Events for 2018

Happy New Year!

We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

Whilst the Society does not re-open till February 6th, we would just like to provide a reminder of our upcoming meetings and talks when we do.

  • Tuesday, 6 February 2018: Owen Smith – ‘Two Smiths of Carrick’
  • Tuesday, 6 March 2018: Tour of Christ Church Anglican Church, Kilmore
  • Tuesday, 3 April 2018: Graeme Thom – ‘Is DNA useful in family history research?’
  • Tuesday, 1 May 2018: Allan Stute on the Stute Family

Meetings are held at the old Courthouse at 4 Powlett St, Kilmore (unless notified differently) and begin at 7:30 and end at approximately 9 – 9:30, with time for questions and general business.

Supper is served afterwards and all are welcome to participate.