Kilmore Links


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.

Kilmore General Cemetery

Link from Australian Cemeteries.  Includes photos and data.

Kilmore Catholic Cemetery

Register of burials.

Kilmore Mechanics Institute and Free Library Inc. A comprehensive guide to Kilmore, including a history of the Institute in Kilmore and profiles of  some of the towns benefactors, the Regional Studies Collection, The Kilmore Celtic Studies Centre, and the Kilmore Medical Library.  Town directories and current event listings.

Shire of Mitchell  Local government area.

Mitchell Shire Library Service  Includes an online catalogue to their collection.

Assumption College Kilmore Founded in 1893, this site includes a short history of ACK.

Kilmore International School An historical landmark in Kilmore formerly St Josephs convent.

St Patrick’s Primary School Kilmore Also includes some history

Anglican Parish of Kilmore – Includes photos and a history of the Parish.

Kilmore & District Hospital – Over 150 years serving the local community.

Victorians at War – Listen to the personal story of Lansell West of Kilmore

Letters of a Nation – A letter from boarding school in Kilmore, 1918

150th Anniversary Celebrations at Kilmore Hospital

Crash of Woomera outside Kilmore 1943 From the Australians at War website.

Ferguson and Urie : Colonial Victoria’s historical stained glass craftsmen 1853 – 1899.

1870 : St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kilmore, Victoria

General Sites also of interest

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Victorian Heritage Database

Australian Heritage Database

Register of the National Estate

National Trust

Public Record Office Victoria

State Library of Victoria

Victoria Government Gazette online archive 1836 – 1997


Beginning your Family History – Advice from the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Web sites for genealogists by Cora Num An Australian Gateway for tracing your family history

Cyndi’s list of genealogy sites on the internet A good starting point online for genealogists

10 thoughts on “Kilmore Links”

  1. Grave 831 on the Kilmore Catholic Cemetery Register is my great grandfather Martin Murphy who died 18 August 1917 in NSW. He was the husband of Ellen who died 1 September 1892 and father of Cecilia Frances who died 12 July 1896.


  2. My grandmother’s maiden name was Murphy: she was, I believe, a native of Kilmore-a hamlet a few miles north east of Clonmel in Co Tipperary, Ireland. Her family paid c1937 for a couple of (amateur) paintings of her birthplace to mark, I think, her sixtieth birthday. One of these shows an ‘Old Mill’-it looks kike a ruined textile mill-by a small river. I note that in Kilmore, Victoria there is the ‘Old Mil’ Antiques emporium. I wonder whether there is any link between Victoria’s Kilmore and my grandmother’s birthplace.

    John Morrissey


    1. Hi John

      Thanks for raising this question John. In 1841 William Rutledge obtain a Special Survey Grant of 8 square miles in the County of Dalhouise, Colony of New South Wales (later named the Colony of Victoria). Later, in 1841 William had the SE corner surveyed to establish town allotments and to the west and north larger rural allotments. William named the town Kilmore, after his home town in County Cavan. Translated from the Gaelic, the name Kilmore comes from ‘Kil’ – cell, burying place, church and ‘Mor’ –big church. There are at least 14 towns named Kilmore in Ireland. Although many immigrants to settle in Kilmore were from Co Tipperary, the town was named after Kilmore in Co Cavan.


    1. Thanks Michelle for your enquiry. For some information about St Joseph’s school take a look at the three local history books on Kilmore, namely Kilmore 1837-1937 – The Tale of a Century by J A Maher, Kilmore on the Sydney Road, by Maya V Tucker and Kilmore – Those that came before, edited by Heather Knight. KHS has copies as does the Kilmore Library, and the State Library in Melbourne – Grahame KHS


      1. Hi Graham

        Thanks for that , I’m assuming their is no materials from the school left I just have some pieces from a student that I feel would be a asset to the history of the school, if you know if theirs someone I can talk to about it, please let me know.
        With thanks

        Please leave a msg with details if I don’t answer. Thanku


      2. HI Michelle – St Joseph College closed many tears ago, when Assumption College became co-ed. Perhaps you could contact Assumption – 5783 5000 or maybe the Parish Secretary’s office – 5782 1084.


  3. Hi again

    Someone rang me the other day regarding this site,
    My number is on google as Kilmore historical society.

    Can someone take that off please.



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