Keilor Historical Society Inc.1990
Highlights which exemplify the features of Keilor Region.

, 1849

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Overnewton Castle, 1849.
Overnewton was the residence of William Taylor (1818-1903).

William Taylor is often referred to as the 'Father of Keilor' because of his 40 year association with municipal government in Keilor. He was Mayor on 23 occasions. He had come to Australia from Scotland in 1840 and took up a selection in the Wimmera.

His first purchase of land in Keilor was in 1849 and the property originally covered 13,000 acres of land. The homestead was first built as a single storeyed section as a six-roomed colonial cottage. The second storey was built in 1859. The homestead remained in the hands of the Taylor family until the 1950s.