Resources

Kilmore Historical Society’s Research Centre is located in the Kilmore Court House. The collection has an extensive biographical and photographic register of  information, including resources on local schools, railways and buildings.

Local Records

  • Christ Church Kilmore Parish Archives (CD-Rom)
  • Darraweit Guim Cemetery records 1871-1983
  • District of Willomavin Rate Board 1856-1870
  • Donnybrook and Wallan Road Boards 1863-1872
  • Kilmore and District list of known Boer War soldiers
  • Kilmore District Parish Plans
  • Kilmore Examiner 14 March 1856 to 19 December 1856. (9 May, some June papers, 31 Oct missing microfilm )
  • Kilmore General Cemetery Inscriptions by Heather Knight & Marian Sutherland 2007-08 (incl photos)
  • Kilmore General Cemetery monumental inscriptions
  • Kilmore General Cemetery Records
  • Kilmore Hospital Day Book 1882-1890
  • Kilmore Hospital Patient registers 1860-1890
  • Kilmore Water Trust Rate Books 1896-1941
  • Lancefield Mercury 1876-1920 (microfilm)
  • Merriang Shire Minute Books 1893-1903
  • Merriang Shire Rate Books 1894-1904
  • Past issues of Kilmore Connections newsletters
  • Photograph collection
  • Pyalong cemetery
  • Shire of Kilmore Journal 1869-1886
  • Shire of Kilmore Minute Books 1870-1909
  • Shire of Kilmore Rate Books 1863 – 1874, 1892-1939 (microfiche) (card index of rate books 1863 to 1874 (1866 – 1869 missing) ).
  • Shire of Kilmore Rates Cash Books 1915-1918
  • Shire of Kilmore Register of Deeds
  • Shire of Kilmore Valuation Books 1925-1939
  • Tallarook cemetery 1877-1958
  • The Examiner and McIvor Weekly Journal 25 Jan 1856, 1 Feb 1856, 15 Feb 1856, 22 Feb 1856 (Known as “Digging papers” on same reel as Kilmore Standard of Freedom microfilm) Also 14 March 1856 to 19 December 1856 (microfilm)
  • The Kilmore Advertiser 1874-1934 (microfilm)***
  • The Kilmore Free Press / Free Press 1966 – Present (hard copies)
  • The Kilmore Free Press 1865-1908 (microfilm) **
  • The Kilmore Free Press 1909-1970 (microfilm)
  • The Kilmore Standard of Freedom 19 May 1855,  2 June 1855, 9 June 1855, 23 June 1855, 21 July 1855 (Known as “Digging papers” microfilm)
  • The Lancefield Chronicle 1870-1873 (microfilm)
  • The Lancefield Examiner 1872-1882 (microfilm)
  • The North Central Review First issue 18th May 2004 –
  • Wallan Public Hall Cash Books 1926-1947
  • Wallan Public Hall Minute Books 1912-1922
  • Wallan Wallan Cemetery records 1858-1986
  • Water Rate Books 1863, 1869, 1894, 1895, 1940, 1941

 

** Limited editions exist for The Kilmore Free Press 

Not published: 1868 to 1869

Missing issues:

1870:    16-Jun

1873:    13-Mar, June, July, 21-Aug, 16-Oct, 13-Nov

1874:    All except three editions microfilmed (22-Jan, 13-Aug, 10-Dec)

1875:    All except two editions microfilmed (13-May, 15-Jul)

1881:    Jan, Feb, 3-Mar, 17-Mar, 24-Mar, 7-Apr, 14-Apr, 21-Apr,26-May, 16-Jun, 23-Jun, 29-Sep, 20-Oct, 27-Oct, Nov

1882:    Jan, Feb, 16-Mar, 30-Mar, 18-May, 6-Jul, 13-Jul, 9-Nov, 16-Nov, 30-Nov, 14-Dec

1883:    8-Mar, 5-Jul (poor quality or damaged), 27-Dec (poor quality or damaged)

 

*** Kilmore Advertiser No papers between 24 Aug and 12 Oct 1895

 

State Records

  • Victorian Indexes of births, marriages and deaths 1836-1920
  • Victorian Inquest Index 1840-1985
  • Victorian Probate Index 1841-1899
  • Balliere’s Victorian Directories 1868-1881
  • Argus Passenger & Shipping 1846-1865
  • Port Phillip Herald Passenger Index 1840-1846
  • Electoral List Port Phillip 1841-1851
  • Electoral Roll Victoria 1856
  • Electoral Roll – Division of Mernda 1909
  • Supreme Court Criminal Sessions 1850-1865
  • Early Families of Shepparton and District Volumes 1 & 2 (includes details of some families who were formerly at Kilmore)

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