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.
Reporting that renovations at the Courthouse are nearly complete. All scaffolding has been removed. There might be some minor interruptions as some painting needs to be done to the ceiling in our side room. Visitors can now come to our rooms – Tuesdays 10am to 3pm.
As renovation work is now taking place across the front and adjacent sides of the Courthouse, it was decided today that the Society’s rooms will not be open for the next two Tuesdays, that is Tuesday 1st May and Tuesday 8th May (10am to 3pm). It also means that there will be no general meeting next Tuesday night 1st May. Further, the next general meeting will not take place until the AGM on Tuesday 4th September.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please email any inquiries about our opening times to the Society’s Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Courthouse Closure – we have been advised this evening that the courthouse is now closed for a week or so while repairs are carried out. This means KHS will not be opened tomorrow (Tuesday 24 April). We will let you know when we are open again – Grahame Thom KHS
The old Kilmore Courthouse, our home, is being renovated and the contractors have erected scaffolding at the street front. This means there is a chance access will not be possible this coming week, ie Mon 9 April to Frid 13 April. Please monitor this site or contact our Society by email for the current situation. This will not impact on our Open House event on Sat 14 April.
KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 3 MAY 2016
The guest speaker at the next General Meeting of the Kilmore Historical Society is Scott Whitaker of Wandong who earlier this year released his book “Railway Hotels of Australia”, the first volume featuring Victorian hotels of that name.
Come along on Tuesday night 3 May at 7.30 pm at the Kilmore Courthouse and hear Scott’s story of what inspired him on this rail journey with a difference.
Of course Kilmore boasts its own Railway Hotel, known to us as MacNamara’s or more simply Mac’s Hotel in Sydney Street. It has a fascinating history as do most of the hotels that feature in Scott’s book.
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.
This will be our last general meeting until September when the Annual General Meeting will be held and the guest speaker is Jim Claven who will speak on the role of the WWI Nurses at Lemnos Greece.
All members and non-members are welcome to attend.
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia. Victoria's oldest inland town