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Kilmore

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location_on Victoria, Australia
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About Kilmore

Kilmore is a town inside the Australian nation of Victoria. Located 60 kilometres north of Melbourne, it's miles contentiously claimed as Victoria's oldest inland settled town. Kilmore Post Office opened on 1 February 1843 and, with Ovens which opened the same day, were the fifth and 6th to open within the Port Phillip District and the first two inland places of work. Kilmore become a stronghold of early Celtic settlers from Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall, and remains a robust Celtic region to this day. In the mid-1850s Kilmore became the voters of the Irish-born Premier of Victoria, John O'Shanassy.

O'Shanassy, an Irish Catholic, was the bane of the Protestant status quo in Melbourne and this also affected people who lived in Kilmore. O'Shanassy's supporters had been referred to as 'O'Rowdies' and O'Shanassy because the 'Rowdy King". A Melbourne Punch cool animated film "Freedom of Election at Kilmore" depicted the 1859 election day inside the town as a wild barney of Irishmen. The city hosts a market on the ultimate Saturday of each month, and a Celtic Festival every June. Many of Kilmore's oldest extant buildings are product of bluestone which includes the health facility, antique court docket residence, former put up workplace, some churches, a gaol, and a monument to Hume and Hovell close to the golfing course.

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