Historical information

This photograph was found in the archive of Newman College, a residential college at the University of Melbourne. It is not currently clear what the connection is between Newman College and the Yallourn School. Was one of the teachers at the school a former resident of Newman? Or did a student from the school come to Newman later in life, bringing this photograph?


The town of Yallourn in the La Trobe Valley Victoria no longer exists except in photographs, records and memories. The town was established by the State Electricity Commission from the 1920s to the 1950s and was removed in the 1980s to make way for coal mining.

Physical description

Black and white photograph pasted onto brown mount board. The image shows children in four rows and their teachers in front of their weatherboard school building. Three rows of children are standing, the front row is seated and the middle child in the front row holds a sign saying Yallourn School No. 4085 23.2.23