Look into Kilmore’s industrial past with a visit to the latest display from Kilmore Historical Society in the foyer outside the Kilmore library. Artifacts from Kilmore’s bottling factory include awards, articles, labels and bottles that illustrate the 136 year history of the factory. The factory was located in Gipps Street, Kilmore. From 1968 the business was operated by the Fatchen family and was commonly referred to by locals as Fatchens. Many families looked forward to their local soft drink arriving in the traditional glass bottles over summer. The family ran the business until they closed the doors in 2000. The display is available to view through to the end of March.
Welcome to our new website.
We hope you find it a refreshing update; easier to navigate and quickly find newly added featured content. The site now also has the ability to easily share content with your friends via the social media connectivity buttons and the capability of providing feedback and comments. We hope that you will feel free to share your own Kilmore related stories with us.
As part of our makeover we have also integrated the Kilmore Footsteps page previously hosted by one of our members on their own personal site. Researchers may submit their ancestors’ births, deaths and marriages data and contact details for connecting directly with other researchers and family connections. Kilmore Historical Society does not necessarily hold any records on these families and this page is offered purely as a service to the community. However, research inquiries to the society are most welcome as well as your stories about your Kilmore ancestors.
by Liz Pidgeon
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:
Trove also includes major newspapers for each state. For Victoria, The Argus [1848 – 1957], is included.
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.