Local Communities

Generally speaking, except where indicated, the Kilmore Historical Society does not deliberately collect material in relation to the following local communities, although the Society will consider accepting donations of documents covering these communities where no historical society exists.

The following list may not be complete. In addition to the items listed, it is likely that there will be specific information on these communities in records that appear to be Kilmore items. For example, some localities will be referred to in local histories on Kilmore, and Wandong areas are covered for some periods in the Kilmore Shire Rate Books.

Distances from Kilmore are in a straight line. Several communities have their own historical society.

Beveridge

A small rural community about 12km south of Kilmore. No historical group exists.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • The History of Beveridge by J W Payne (Book)
  • General Information Folder
  • Maps
Broadford

A town about 8 km north east of Kilmore. Contact Broadford & District Historical Society Inc

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Anglican Church, Extracts of Birth, Deaths and Marriages (CD)
  • Through the Mill, APM Broadford Mill, by Andrew Rule (Book)
  • St John Ambulance, The History of Broadford, Kilmore Division 1962-1991, by Beverley Bullen (Book)
  • Back to Sugarloaf, by Merv Lee (Book – Lee family of Broadford)
Bylands

A parish that includes part of the town of Kilmore and is considered within the district covered by the Kilmore Historical Society. There is a small rural community at the southern end of the parish about 6 km south of Kilmore.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society include:

  • Bylands Primary School No 1105 – 1872-1972 (Booklet)
  • General Information Folder
  • Maps
Clonbinane

A small rural community about 8 km east of Kilmore.

For historical information contact either the Broadford Historical Society (see Broadford above) or the Wandong History Group (see Wandong below).

Darraweit Guim

A small rural community about 9 km south of Kilmore. Contact the Romsey and Lancefield Historical Society, see Lancefield below.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Cemetery Transcripts 1871-1983
  • History of the Shire of Romsey, by John Reid (Book)
  • General Information Folder
Donnybrook

A small rural community about 17 km south of Kilmore. No historical group exists. The Broadmeadows Historical Society may be able to assist.

Item held by the Kilmore Historical Society: Donnybrook and Wallan Road Board 1863-1872

Glenaroua

A small rural community about 13 km north of Kilmore. For historical information contact the Broadford & District Historical Society (see Broadford above).

Heathcote Junction

A small rural community about 7 km south east of Kilmore. For historical information contact the Wandong History Group (see Wandong below).

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Farewell to “Timber Line” by Keith W Turton (Book)
Hidden Valley

New estate about 8 km south of Kilmore. No historical group exists.

High Camp

A small rural community about 13 km north west of Kilmore. No historical group exists.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Maps
Kalkallo

Small rural community about 16 km south of Kilmore. No historical group exists. The Broadmeadows Historical Society may be able to assist.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Kalkallo, by E N Wallace (Manuscript 6 pages)
  • Maps
Kilmore East

A small rural community at the railway station about 3 km east of Kilmore.

Within the area covered by the Kilmore Historical Society, items include:

  • Our Genetic Inheritance, by Eileen Torney (Book – McManus family)
  • General Information Folder
  • Maps
Lancefield

A town about 13 km to the west of Kilmore. Contact the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Lancefield Chronicle 1870-1873 (Microfilm)
  • Lancefield Examiner 1872-1882 (Microfilm)
  • Lancefield Mercury 1876-1920 (Microfilm)
  • From Sublime to Solitude, The Story of Lancefield 1837-1977, by Dorothy M Viney (Book)
  • General Information Folder
Mandalay

New estate west of Beveridge. There is no history group or the like.

Moranding

A small rural community about 4 km north of Kilmore. This area is covered by the Kilmore Historical Society.

Pyalong

A town about 13 km north of Kilmore. There is no history group or the like.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Anglican Church, Extracts of Birth, Deaths and Marriages (CD)
  • Cemetery Transcriptions Pyalong – A History, by Gus Farrell (Manuscript 1972, indexed)
  • General Information Folder
  • Maps
Reedy Creek

A small rural community about 12 km north east of Kilmore.

For historical information contact the Broadford & District Historical Society (see Broadford above).

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • The McKenzie’s of Reedy Creek, formerly of Applecross, by Colin Alexander McKenzie and John Lawrence Cairns-Smith-Barth (Book)
Seymour

A town about 19 km north of Kilmore. Contact details for the Seymour and District Historical Society Inc.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • New Crossing Place, the story of Seymour and its Shire, by H G Martingdale & Niall Brenann (Book)
  • The Schools of Seymour and district 1846-1999, by John G Jennings & Virginia Jennings (Book)
  • Memories of Seymour, by John & Virginia Jennings (Book)
  • Seymour, a Railway Town, by John G Jennings and Robert K Whitehead (Book)
Tallarook

A small rural community about 14 km north of Kilmore. For historical information contact the Broadford & District Historical Society (see Broadford above).

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Anglican Church, Extracts of Birth, Deaths and Marriages (CD)
  • Cemetery Register Extracts 1877-1958
Tantaraboo

A small rural community about 8 km north west of Kilmore. There is no history group or the like.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • The Clarkes of Tantaraboo, by Graham Marshall (Book)
  • Map
Tooborac

A small rural community about 19 km north west of Kilmore. There is no history group or the like.

Tyaak

A small rural community about 11 km north east of Kilmore.

For historical information contact the Broadford & District Historical Society (see Broadford above).

Upper Plenty

A small rural community about 11 km south east of Kilmore. Contact the Upper Plenty Community.

Wallan

A town about 9 km south of Kilmore. There is no history group or the like.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society include:

  • Wallan and Donnybrook Road Board 1863-1872
  • Transcript of Cemetery Register and Index 1858-1988
  • Merriang Shire Minute Books 1893-1903
  • Merriang Shire Rate Books 1894-1904
  • Wallan Public Hall Cash Books 1926-1947
  • Wallan Public Hall Minute Books 1912-1922
  • Wallan Wallan Wesleyan Sabbath School 1867-1878
  • Pretty Sally’s Hill, by J W Payne (Book)
  • The Brackens, by Bill Coffey (Book)
  • John Angus, Mary Ann Sutherland & Descendants, by Norma J Sutherland (Book)
  • Maps
Wallan East

A small rural community at the railway station about 12 km south of Kilmore. There is no history group or the like (see Wallan above).

Wandong

A town about 6 km to the south east of Kilmore. Contact the Wandong History Group.

Items held by the Kilmore Historical Society:

  • Ghosts, Gold & White Elephant, by Ron Pickett (Book)
  • Maps
Willowmavin

A parish that includes to the east part of the town of Kilmore and is included in the district covered by the Kilmore Historical Society and features in many records. There is a small rural community tin the west of the parish.

Some specific items held include:

  • Willowmavin: A Study of an agricultural area from 1840 to 1875, by Vincent O’Donoghue (Manuscript with index)
  • Pride in our Community – a celebration of Willowmavin Primary School’s 125 year history 1879-2004, Georgina Dymock (Book)
  • Willowmavin Road Board 1856-1870 (Microfilm)
  • Maps
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