Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:08

History on show

LOCAL history groups will be stage History Week open days this weekend so there will be plenty to discover about our district’s past.
The Kilmore Historical Society will open the Kilmore Courthouse on Saturday, October 21, between 11am and 3pm. to enable visitors to view its historical photographic collection.
Many of these photographs are unidentified people or locations in Kilmore, Wallan and other local areas. Hopefully alert visitors can help put names to some of them.
Wandong History Group will have photo displays and historic information on local railways as well as static displays of rail memorabilia loaned to show. For anyone wishing to buy any of the society’s books and memorabilia they will be available on the day, as well as light refreshments.
A steam train travelling from Melbourne to Seymour leaving Melbourne at 9.20am and returning at 2.05pm, will pass through local railway stations something not worth missing…
Broadford Historical Society is conducting tours of both the old Courier newspaper office at 120 High Street and the historic Reedy Creek Homestead at Reedy Creek on Sunday, October 22. A free bus service will run between the two venues picking up passengers from the Broadford Historical Society precinct at 10.00am, 11.30am and 1.00pm on the day.
After a lengthy delay, the Courier’s old linotype machine is finally operational, making it one of the world’s oldest operating linotype machines.