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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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Book – Sydney Street – Kilmore

Sydney_Street_Kilmore_Past_and_Present

Published in 2013 by the Kilmore Historical Society

This book contains twenty one “Past” photographs of Sydney Street, taken over the period 1860s to 1950s, together with twenty one “Present” photographs taken in 2011 showing the same views. Each photograph has a caption identifying buildings and businesses. All photographs are black and white. The book is approximately A5 in size.

Price $10.00

Postage within Australia $3

To obtain a copy of this book, download an order form can and send payment to:

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

or visit the old Kilmore Courthouse, Tuesdays, 10 am – 3 pm.

Book – Kilmore : Those That Came Before

Those That Came Before

Kilmore: Those That Came Before by Heather Knight

Published in 2007 by the Kilmore Historical Society

This book of 254 pages is a collection of reminiscences of Kilmore which give a first hand account of life in Kilmore from the 1840s through to the 1960s. It has over 140 photographs & illustrations, many of them previously unpublished and two comprehensive indexes; a surname and a general index.

Through the words of those who were there, you will relive the horror that was “Black Thursday” and experience the fear of murderous bushrangers; be amazed at the passion aroused by the local elections; meet and admire the community spirited men and women that formed the institutions in Kilmore and shaped this community; be delighted in tales of a carefree, simple childhood and journey through the streets of Kilmore during the 19th century.

Discover a proud Kilmore, whose old residents fondly recall as “Old Kil-more”.

Price $40.00

Postage within Australia $18

To obtain a copy of this book you can download the order form and send payment to:

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

or visit the old Kilmore Courthouse, Tuesdays, 10 am – 3 pm.

Book – Kilmore on the Sydney Road

Kilmore on the Sydney road by Maya V. Tucker

Hardback, 290 pages, published in 1988 by the Shire of Kilmore

Kilmore on the Sydney road is the story of a small country village, borough and Shire in Victoria. It is also a tribute to the pioneers who settled the district and struggled courageously to tame the land and give their children a better life than that provided by England, Ireland or Scotland.

How the pioneers built Victoria’s oldest inland town is entertainingly outlined in this book, from Hume and Hovell’s 1824 explorations to today’s development of a desirable rural environment close to Melbourne. Just some of the families remembered here include the Beveridges, Bossences, Butlers, Castles, Clancys, Crossleys, Drurys, Goods, Hudsons, Hunts, Kinnears, Meades, O’Donoghues, O’Dwyers, Smeatons, Stills, Stimsons, Sugdens, Taylors, and Trainors.

Since its beginnings as a sheep run in 1837 and William Rutledge’s Special Survey in 1841, Kilmore Shire has seen a gold rush boom as an early service town, rivalry between townsfolk and farmers, sectarianism which became increasingly hurtful during the Great War and the 1920s, its main street becoming the Hume Highway in 1,924, the Hume Freeway bypass creating explosive growth as a dormitory suburb, and the durability of regional institutions such as the Hospital and Assumption College. – Dust Jacket

Kilmore on the Sydney road by Maya V. Tucker was commissioned by the former Shire of Kilmore to mark its 150 years of history. It was published in 1988 during Australia’s Bicentennial year.

Price $35.00

Postage within Australia $18

To obtain a copy of this book you can download the order form and send payment to:

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

or visit the old Kilmore Courthouse, Tuesdays, 10 am – 3 pm.