Current Projects


2014 Ongoing 

In recognition of Kilmore and District's participation in World War One, the Committee wish to expand on the list of names known with additional information

June 2013

Launch of new book, Sydney Street - Kilmore: Past & Present. Copies may purchased using the Order form available via download.

September 2011

Photography for the booklet "Kilmore now and then" continues

March 2011

Wording for Kilmore Library plaque been approved by Mitchell Shire.  Currently being manufactured.

The Society's framed historical photo collection is available for loan and display.  Please contact the Secretary 

September 2010

Memorial Garden at Kilmore General Cemetery

Book "Kilmore now and then" nearing publication date

Ongoing negotiations with Council regarding informative plaques

Indexing of Court of Sessions Books

June 2010

Discussions with Shire of Mitchell regarding signage of streets and bridges.

Book "Kilmore now and then" now at the point for selection of photographs.  Grant application to be written for assistance with costs of publication.

December 2009

Indexing Court of Petty Sessions Books.

New Book project including "now and then" photographs and buildings and areas in the township of Kilmore being compiled.


June 2008 Received  a George Hudson Award from the Kilmore Mechanics' Institute for funding for a bookshelf to house the remnants of the Kilmore Mechanics' Institute Library collection


May 2008 "Kilmore - those that came before" was nominated in the  2008 Victorian Community History Awards.

The book is still available.  To order a  copy, you can down load a form here and mail  it to the society.

Interpretative plaques on historical buildings

June 2008 - Funding received and plaques being added to buildings.  Plaques currently at 1 Powlett St and 27 and 39 Sydney Street.

June 2007: An funding application has been made to receive funding to place ten or twelve interpretative plaques on heritage buildings in the township.

Kilmore Cemetery

June 2008 Project now complete. Copy of records donated to Kilmore Historical Society.

June 2007 : Kilmore Cemetery Trust has received funding for volunteers to map, photograph and record the inscriptions of graves in the cemetery for two days per week for six months.  This project has commenced.

Assumption College Year Books

June 2007.  Thank you to the those members who recently donated ACK yearbooks after a call out was made. There are still gaps and all donations welcome.

Improvements to Kilmore Court House

June 2006. The Court House committee of management have received a grant to improve the Court house.  Renovations currently underway including painting the the main court and refurbishing two rooms downstairs which will be used by the Kilmore U3A.  The leaking roof will also receive attention.

Restoration of earliest known Kilmore photograph

The earliest known photograph which exists of the township of Kilmore has been dated as 1859.  The Society has an original copy and it is currently being professionally restored.

Update June 2006.  The Society has received the restored photograph plus a print and members are very happy with the new condition.

Update June 2008 A Limited number of prints of the engraving will be made available for purchase.

Record Digitization

A grant has been received from the Victorian Public Record Office to digitise the Society's records with a digital camera and record to CD.  


Book covering is in progress.  The inMagic cataloguing package has been purchased and the cataloguing of the collection has commenced.

New District newspaper

The Society will maintain a hard copy collection of the new newspaper The North Central Review which had its inaugural  issue 18th May 2004.

World War 1 Soldiers and Nurses Database

An authoritative compilation of district soldiers is being compiled.  Various local records have revealed quite a deal of inconsistencies and inaccuracies.  The list was initially published in the March 2002 Issue of  our newsletter and it is hoped that over time a more complete picture of Kilmore and District soldiers will emerge. It would be most satisfying to have full names, a photo, family details, war service and some knowledge of life after the war. If we are to acknowledge the great sacrifice these young men made for their country, the least we can do is to record them with some style and with accuracy. - Kilmore and District World War 1 Soldiers and Nurses

Research projects

Any information relating to any of these projects would be very welcome.

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