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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook Page and we can pass the details on to Philip.
KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 5 APRIL 2016
Like opening Pandora’s box, when Cathy Koning of Pyalong opened a battered old suitcase little did she realize the journey this would take her on.
The case belonged to Dorothy Rudder, a great aunt of Cathy’s husband, and contained a treasure trove of unpublished and rare theatre items, WWI and historic memorabilia including shipboard menus, programs, letters, autographs, flyers and make up.
Cathy set out to discover the hidden story behind these items and the life of Dorothy Rudder a Sydney soprano and versatile performer who appeared in pantomime, revue, vaudeville, opera and operetta. She even performed at Covent Garden in London.
Such an amazing life deserves to be better known and Cathy has completed Dorothy’s biography – entitled “Dainty Diva”,
So join us in hearing Cathy’s tale of this interesting Australian woman.
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.
All members and non-members are welcome to attend.
In October 2015 the Society held a seminar at the Kilmore Library on “Researching your World War One soldier”. The following notes were distributed at the seminar and briefly outline how research was carried out in preparing the WWI profiles published in the local newspaper, the North Central Review and later added to our website.
Researching your World War One soldier, seminar held by Kilmore Historical Society at Kilmore Library, 25 October 2015.
In early 2007 the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program was launched. The National Library of Australia, in collaboration with Australian State and Territory libraries, began a program to digitise Australian newspapers for access and preservation purposes. By May 2009 Trove had been launched as a resource for information about Australians for Australians. It includes digitised newspapers from 1803-1954, The Australian Women’s Weekly to 1982, journals, articles and datasets, books, pictures, photos, objects, music sound and video, maps, diaries, letters and archives, archived websites, people and organisations and lists.
Trove includes four separate specific newspapers for local research:
The site uses electronically translated text and as such there are some errors, so for this reason think about your search strategy and possible spelling variations when looking for your subject of interest. Once registered, a researcher can correct text. Local news was reported widely so don’t restrict your search to local newspapers only.
This site continues to grow and has become the major online resource for Australian history.
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia. Victoria's oldest inland town