Kilmore Connections

Our quarterly newsletter is free to members and $3 a copy to non-members.  Past issues have featured the following feature articles as well as current events within the Society, research enquiries etc. These are available for sale by mail order for $3.60, which includes postage and handling. Contributions to the newsletter are welcome.

December 2014

William Winnell 1914 - 1888 by Bev Wilson 

September 2014

100th anniversary of the commencement of World War One (including KHS project to research and write up local enlistments in partnership with Broadford Historical Society, Wandong History Group and North Central Review)

Harold Valentine Wortley (Lieutenant)

Articles from historical newspapers including  report on "greatest fire in Kilmore" 1892 and trip to the Dividing Range - Lancefield and Kimore 1912.

June 2014

John Angus Sutherland

Dearth of old time coach driver Kilmore Free Press Thursday 23 July 1908 (Frank May)

March 2014

The Burston Family of Kilmore complied by Liz Dillon-Hensby

Commonwealth of Australia - District Register of Old-age Pension Claims 1909

June 2013

The Tail to the Century: Kilmore 1937 - 1953, Part 2 (Kilmore Free Press, 5 March 1953)

Elsie May Downing nee Marsh by Elizabeth Dillon-Hensby

December 2012

William Crilley 1861-1940 by Laele Pepper

Melbourne General Cemetery Tour

September 2012

An old time rider: Kilmore distinction (Kilmore Free Press 28 March 1935)

Men Poodles (Kilmore Free Press 27 April 1865)

March 2012

Development of local government in Kilmore by Grahame Thom

December 2011

The Life of James Crossley ny Jennifer Penman

The Easter encampment at Kilmore, 1911 (reprinted from The Kilmore Echo 1911 St Jospeh's College school magazine) by Agnes Tobin

September 2011

Kilmore's birth certificate by Francis Payne

June 2011

A. Skehan & Co. Funeral Directors

Tour of Mt William stone axe quarry

Vale Mary Clancy

History on the Net - Australian Newspapers, an update

March 2011

George Wilson (1811-1896) and the Merriang Shire Council by Allan Wilson

The First Inland Town in Victoria - a response by Graham Thom

December 2010

The First inland town in Victoria? Further reflections on the Kilmore claim to primacy by Geoff Hewitt MA

September 2010

James Warren - Watchmaker and pawnbroker c.1833-1877 by Heather Knight

Kilmore Public Cemetery Memorial Garden 

June 2010

Glossary of Kilmore Hospital Day Book diagnoses by Francis Payne

March 2010

Kilmore Hospital in the newspapers

The origins of Kilmore Hospital by Laele Pepper

December 2009

Kilmore Public Cemetery - Crane and Hammond by Grahame Thom

National Directory of Victoria Kilmore Alphabetical Directory 1866-1867

September 2009

The Early Church in Kilmore Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 5 February 1914

Subscriptions Paid towards the Rev Father O'Rouke's Monument Names of subscribers Kilmore Free Press 18 October 1866

Kilmore Dairy Company Lyn Boyd

Women and the vote in Victoria

The Missing soldiers of Fromelles Lambis Englezos and Tim Whitford

June 2009

The Semple Family by Barbara Wilson

Matron Mary Mackenzie Finlay by Liz Pidgeon

She Oak Hill to Lighwood Crossing

March 2009

The Old Doctor Dr William Henry Semple by Barbara Wilson

Thomas Vincent Hunt KIlmore's connection to Pheasant Wood, Fromeliles, France

The Willomavin Road Board by Grahame Thom

The medical side of Family History by Liz Pidgeon

December 2008

Lazarus (Jacob) Berlowitz 1827-1902 by Laele Pepper

Private Timothy Leydon 5057 by Barbara Wilson

September 2008

7 Gipps Street - the home of Kilmore cordial by Joanne McFadyen & Maxine Shea

Newspapers on the Web by Elizabeth Pidgeon

June 2008

A Plea for judicial clemency  - including signatories to the petiton for clemency for David Gedge 1863,  from the Bylands, Kilmore and Wallan Wallan Districts by Anne Hanson

March 2008

Colonial Bank of Australasia - Kilmore Branch : a brief history of the bank at 1 Powlett Street: 1858-1882 by Heather Knight

Finding "lost" ancestors by Ken Joiner

Evans Family by Yvonne Parker

Wallders - Proudly 100 years old

December 2007

Thomas Roberts: resident of Kilmore 1848-1868 by Laele Pepper

Kilmore Directory September 1944

September 2007

What happened to Pretty Sally by Grahame Thom

Kilmore - those that came before amended speech by Heather Knight at the launch of the publication in July 2007

June 2007

Kilmore Town Hall by Bill Hannan

Patrick Hickey's shop and residence - 83 Sydney Street by Heather Knight

March 2007

The Joiner family in Kilmore by Ken Joiner

December 2006

Early Victorian settler Joel Cooper of Kilmore by Jenny Cooper

Local Directory 1928 (Office bearers of local clubs and institutions)

September 2006

There could not be a better place for making good beer: a history of brewing in Kilmore by Andrew T.T. Bailey

June 2006

Historic Kilmore photographs sold at auction in London

James and Isabella Thom: a Kilmore schoolteacher and his family by Grahame Thom

Kilmore Telephone Exchange List of approx 150 names published in the Kilmore Advertiser April 1928

March 2006

December 2005

Lauriston - a grand old dame by Heather Knight

September 2005

Thomas Huddlestone Slater by Jason Harley

Beavan Alfred Spurzherim : chemist, druggist, printer, journalist and editor by Lyn Nunn

June 2005

William Rutledge 1806-1878 by Liz Dillon-Hensby

March 2005

Fryerstown and its Kilmore connection by Elizabeth Pidgeon

Kilmore road names - updates/corrections by Elizabeth Pidgeon and Heather Knight

Visiting the new Victorian Archives Centre - by Barbara Wilson

British and Scottish wills online by Graham Thom

December 2004

Mitchell's Town - the first inland town in Victoria? by Geoff Hewitt

September 2004

The Reverend William Singleton by Reverend Jennifer Inglis M.A

Little Boy lost : another family myth, blarney or the truth? by Roslyn Livingston-Schubert

June 2004

The Ryan Family : Pioneers Of Pyalong by Elizabeth Pidgeon

March 2004

Reminiscences of Kilmore (probably written about 1920)

Why 1837? (a discussion on Kilmore's settlement) by Grahame Thom

Kilmore: Victoria's Earliest Inland Town by Heather Knight

December 2003

Helms Bros by Harold Ross

Kilmore House

September 2003

Archibald and Elizabeth Thom by Grahame Thom

June 2003

Edward White & the survey of the SA - Vic border by Alan J. Middleton

The murder at Sutton Veny by Peter Burness

The Durkin family of Kilmore by Heather Knight

March 2003

Tantaraboo Selector : the story of William & Caroline Knights by Heather Knight

December 2002

Kilmore in the past : article written for "The Kilmore Advertiser" by Finlay McNab in 1908

Maps on the internet

Dipping into the archives: Victorian benevolence (Kilmore Hospital)

A Walk down Kelly's lane. 

Patrick Kelly and Margaret Reddan

September 2002

The Victorian inquest index 1840-1985 : with a glimpse into inquest files.

Dipping into the Archives : in the beginning.  The Kilmore Hospital and history of medicine and nursing.

June 2002

Roderick McLeod: No Godless Goat of Wallan

March 2002

Richard Cooke (1898-1916) Fallen Soldier Of World War 1. (This article was the basis for a speech presented at the Pyalong Anzac Day Service in 2003.)

Kilmore and District World War 1 Soldiers and Nurses.

December 2001

Kilmore Rate Book 1901 - Kilmore Division (i.e. the township) -  Reproduced from the original book held in the Society's collection.

September 2001

What's in a name? Origins behind Kilmore's street names.

June 2001

Roy William Johnston - a short autobiography

March 2001

Lest We Forget - Kilmore's Adopted Sons: the story of Richard and his son Dick Camm, settlers in Kilmore in the 1930s who were both to perish during WW2, includes extracts of letters from a soldier.  (Updated 6th April 2004)

December 2000

Federation: the birth of our nation

Extracts pertaining to Federation from the The Kilmore Advertiser and Kilmore Free Press.

September 2000

The Beveridge's of Kilmore and Swan Hill

M. K. Beveridge

June 2000

Kilmore Research Centre opens in Kilmore Courthouse

The last to leave: Reuben Ernest Knights


March 2000


A tribute to "Bunny" Harrington

Kilmore Anglican Parish, 1849-1999

The Reverend William Jones Singleton (1806-1875)


December 1999


The Boer War and the Districts' forgotten soldiers

Kilmore and District Boer War soldiers

Extracts from The Kilmore Advertiser pertaining to the Boer War


September 1999


St. Patrick's, Kilmore

Gems from The Kilmore Advertiser



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