Panorama of 'General View of Mt Beauty Township' SECV black & white photo dated 22 April 1948. This is the first of three photos that fold out and join to complete the panorama. (Note: the other two photos not included)
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Panorama of 'General View of Mt Beauty Township' SECV black & white photo dated 22 April 1948. This is the first of three photos that fold out and join to complete the panorama. (Note: the other two photos not included)
When Australia joined World War I men were encouraged to enlist to help Australia aid their 'mother country' Britain in the war against Germany. Many men volunteered often joining at the same time as their friends from the same district, all over Australia.
Bert Roper and Stewart Hollonds came from families living in the Kiewa Valley. Details of their service records are kept in the KVHS collection.
Thick wooden dark frame with decoration on each corner. Two separate portraits of Soldiers Bert in oval shape and Stewart in rectangular shape. At the centre of the bottom are two coloured small flags - the Union Jack and another.
On the back, behind each man, their names are written: "Bert Roper" and "Stewart Hollonds"
bert roper, stewart hollonds, ww1 soldier, portraits of wwi soldiers
Safety helmets were used by workers on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.
While working at McKay Creek Power Station, Alec Menzies was hit on the head with a rock and fell about 10 metres. Luckily he survived, and after a stint in hospital he was admitted to what was known as the Turtle Club. Ref. Mal Menzies, his son.
Cream coloured safety helmet with 3 ridges at the top from back to front. It is light in weight. Inside has an attached cloth band with 'netting' of 6 straps attached to band and an inner band. Underneath the shade, at the front, it is coloured green.
Centre front - a sticker - "Member/ Turtle Club. Inside: embossed an oval shape with 'hard/soiled' in its middle and underneath also embossed E.D. Bullard Co. / S.F. U.S.A.
safety helmet, mckay creek power station, alec menzies, turtle club
See letters enclosed with photos from c1960s
Historical development of Falls Creek and social changes re status of women in business.
3 groups of photos each with letter of explanation
falls creek, carol stals
Blackout light (headlamp) covers were compulsory for civilian night driving during WW II. This example appears to closely follow the pattern suggested by the Department of Home Security for civilian motor vehicles, and appears to be for older, pre-war type vehicles, where the headlights were not integral to the front of the vehicle (Ref. Australian War Memorial) A.G. Cookson was the maker.
Bogong village SECV employees manned an Observation Hut during WW 2. The SECV vehicles and their employees would have used vehicle blackout light covers on their cars when driving at night.
Stitched brown leather disc cover with metal light shield over a central slit. Below this is a 25 mm white semi-translucent light diffuser. Includes leather attachment and leather straps at rear.
A.G. Cookson embossed above the shield above the slit.
ww 2, vehicle blackout light cover, bogong observation hut
Rubber tubes and a black rubber pump are in the case. Instructions for use and the connection of tubes and pump are written on the lid. Light and easy to carry. Rubber was used during the 1960s before plastic was available.
Used in the Kiewa Valley during the 1960s.
Green case with 2 clips used to attach the lid at the front. Lid is on hinges at the back of the lid. A handle is attached to the lid. Inside the lid are the instructions foruse. The Pump and hoses are detached and included and made of rubber.Made in Australia
On lid: Air Viva Resuscitator
portable resuscitator 1960s
Books were published to guide walkers travelling long distances in remote areas increasing their safety and giving them independence.
Bogong High Plains and Mt Bogong are at the upper end of the Kiewa Valley where local people and visitors spend their leisure time, walking.
1. and 2. both written by John Siseman, small (pocket size), includes maps and black & white photos. The covers are colored photos with the title at the top. 1. has 78 pages and 2. has 63 pages.The Alpine Safety Manual (in yellow) is twice the size of the others and published by the Department of State Development, Decentralization and Tourism.It has 40 pages, coloured and black & white photos and is held by 2 staples.
bush walking, bogong high plais, walhalla to mt bogong, alpine track
The Gould League is an independent not-for-profit organisation celebrating 100+ years of environmental and sustainability education. Formed in 1909 and set up to prevent bird egg collecting and to educate for the protection of Australian birds,
School children in the Kiewa Valley belonged to the Gould League of Victoria and were educated in not only the conservation of but also the identification and habits of bird species in the area and beyond.
9 soft coloured cover magazines of 31 pages held by 2 staples. Each includes coloured and black and white photos.
australian birds, gould league of victoria, bird lovers
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) was an Australian photographer and adventurer. He participated in trips to Antartica and was an official photographer with the Australian forces during both world wars. This book was first published in 1955.
Photographs include the Hume Reservoir, Mt Buffalo and the Alpine High Country of Mt Kosciusko. (pages 140-144) All are associated with the type of country at each end of the Kiewa River. The Kiewa River flows into the Murray River just below the Hume Dam and Mt Buffalo and Mt Kosciusko are part of the Alpine High country near the Bogong High Plains. Clare Roper lived on a farm in the Kiewa Valley.
Blue hard cover, bound book with the title in gold at the top. 208 pages. Mostly Black & white photos but some coloured.
Inside back of first page - written 'Clare Roper'
frank hurley photographer, australian photography, clare roper
It is the policy of the Government that most of the State's alpine area will be proclaimed as an Alpine National Park, which would complement the Kosciusko National Park in N.S.W.. This is yet to be achieved (1987), however there is a need for sound, efficient and coordinated management based on the area's natural features, values and uses. Planning is proceeding on this basis.
Victoria's alpine area is one of the State's most outstanding and spectacular natural areas. It is noted for its diverse plant and animal life, scenery, recreation opportunities and as a water catchment. This country is at the upper end of the Kiewa Valley and the planning for it is of interest to the Kiewa Valley inhabitants.
White bound book with green print for title at the top, black & white picture and black print at the bottom for the name of the government authority publishing the book.143 pages with fold out map after page 7. The map is coloured green to indicate the planning area.
alpine area, bogong national park, victorian department of conservation forests & lands
An adventure novel of 192 pages set in the Kiewa Valley. Allan Aldous also has also written a series of McGowan Books set in different parts of the world.
This book is set in the Kiewa Valley in Victoria where a Mr. Shapley finds new employment on the huge hydro-electric project.
Hard cover red book with coloured paper dust jacket that has the title in red at the top and the author's name at the bottom left corner. The coloured picture is of 3 skiers and an aeroplane in the mountains. First Australian Edition 1950
Inside on front page a certificate has been pasted on: "Presbyterian Church / of Victoria and Tasmania / League of / Young Worshippers / 'Mordialloc' Church / Awarded to / 'Robert Firth' / for attending '47' Sundays / at Church during the Year. / 'Rev. L Hercot' Minister
kiewa adventure, allan aldous author
C.W.A. is the Country Women's Association of Victoria and was formed in 1928. It is a self funded philanthropic organisation. It is non-sectarian, non-party-political, non profit lobby group working predominantly in the interests of women and children in rural areas. It helps in the provision of services to its members and the improvement of amenities in rural areas.
The C. W. A. has had branches in the Kiewa Valley up until the present day.
Round metal sign. On the front it is green, white and gold. There are four holes in it for attaching it to a fixture eg. Entry to town sign.
c.w.a., country women's association
WWI involved men and women from the Kiewa Valley
Large plastic opaque box with folders, display items and documents. 1. Norman Hore collection 2.Fund Raisers - medal and poppy 3. Postcard 4. Banner 5. Folders including Final List; 37th Battalion; B. H. Roper & S. Hollonds 6. Display Poster re recruitment 7. Letters from the Front by E. & A. Briggs 8. Folders; Those who Served from the towns in the Kiewa Valley 9. I & J. Marum - Australian Army Nursing Service 10. The 37th Battalion; 11. War Records of 7 local soldiers and 12. Poppy Applique
kiewa valley in wwi
The KVHS rotates its displays in the Mt Beauty Museum.
These topics are researched and give a deeper insight into the chosen topic.
A frosted white plastic tub holding blue plastic folders each with information and photos of each of the temporary displays that the KVHS has displayed in the Mt Beauty Museum. These include: 1. And Then There was Light 2. A Woman's Work is Never Done 3. Bogong Village - Camps 4. Cross Country Skiing 5. Electricity: Watts the Story 6. Here Comes the Bride 7. High Country Cattlemen 8. Indigenous People 9. Mt Beauty - Early; 10. Mt Beauty Sports 11. Not All Tea and Scones - C.W.A.12. Old School Days 13. Tawonga District General Hospital 14. The Buffalo Lodge 15. The Dairy Farm 16. Tobacco in the Kiewa Valley 17. What Makes our Community Great? Clubs
light, women's work, bogong village, cross country skiing, electricity, weddings, cattlemen on the high plains, indigenous australians, mt beauty, c.w.a., schools, tawonga hospital, buffalo lodge, dairy farming, tobacco in the kiewa valley, community clubs
The residents of Mt Beauty and the Kiewa Valley swam in the local East and West Kiewa Rivers. The community began planning the building of a swimming pool at Mt Beauty in the early 1960s and held events to raise money for it.
The building of a swimming pool in Mt Beauty is part of the construction town's development and demonstrates the support of the community, especially the Mt Beauty and District Progress Association, and the SECV.
Yellowed paper with black print dated Saturday, January 2, 1960 advertising the events for the day at Mt Beauty. Proceeds to the Swimming Pool.
mt beauty swimming pool, carnival, mt beauty and district progress association
Newpaper articles update the community on local news.
Newspapers give added detail on local news - in this case being the Kiewa Valley
In a red plastic folder held by 2 rings each copy in a plastic sleeve are the Independent Weekly newspapers Volume 1 Issues 35 to 44 with a couple missing and two copies of a couple. All Dated 1996. 2. The Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme - 4 copies of yellowed papers folded and dated April 1965 pages 7 - 10 3. Alpine Observer - 7 pages each with an article re the Kiewa Valley including the 'UKV Historical Museum Opened' in 1986
newspapers, alpine observer, the independent weekly, kiewa hydro-electric scheme
The National Geographic Society issued certificates to their members. This certificate is through the Board of Trustees from Columbia in the USA and signed by their secretary
Clare Roper lived in the Kiewa Valley
A stiff paper with a coloured globe of the world top centre and coloured ribbon on the bottom left side. Dated 1957
national geographic society, clare roper
The SECV continually updated their maps
During the development of the KHES the SECV had to continually update their maps
Both Foolscap 1. Titled: High Plains Access Tracks & Roads 2. Mt Beauty Street Plan by SECV with Section Nos. and house numbers
Both have sticky tape marks on their back.
The Chick family went fishing and lived on Rockpool Road beside the East Kiewa river from c1934-43. This was before the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.
The Chick family camped in the Upper Kiewa Valley prior to the KHES being constructed.The memories and photographs are important for their contribution to this time.
Black folder bound with plastic spiral ring. Page 1. includes a letter from Jan Hunter (nee Chick) to KVHS. Pages 2 -4 Written history. Page 5 An index to the 7 photos
On letter: 'Barbara - had this ready before I spoke to you. Jan'
chick family, rockpool road, early camping
The Maternal, Infant, and Pre-school Welfare division of the Victorian Health Department published this booklet to assist expectant mothers with information regarding their confinement.
Pre-natal information was important for expectant mothers especially those living in isolation eg. the farming community in the Kiewa Valley.
Cream coloured booklet with 65 pages held by 2 staples. It has 10 chapters on pre-natal and 4 chapters on post natal. It is very comprehensive with a few black & white illustrations. There is an 'Obstetric Table' on page 5 "To calculate the date of confinement." It was produced by the Maternal, Infant, and Pre-School Welfare Division.
prenatal, victorian health department
Bogong Village was constructed in the early stages of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. Employees of the SECV lived there before the town of Mt Beauty was constructed in the late 1940s. By 1997 the village was owned by Southern Hydro who didn't want a 'non-core service' and wished to sell it.
The history of Bogong Village is that of a construction town that no longer has a use for its owner. However, it has an emotional significance for people in the area, especially those who worked and lived there. It is also a tourist attraction and includes the Outdoor School - Bogong Campus which was called the Bogong Outdoor Education Centre in 1992. Its history began in 1968 when the Victorian Education Department acquired the camp buildings and four houses from the SECV.
Blue plastic folder with black spiral binding with 12 back-to-back pages in plastic sleeves. It includes articles relating to the future of Bogong Village c1997.
bogong village sale, southern hydro c1997
Falls Creek Snow Resort is on the Bogong High Plains in north east Victoria. It competes with other Australian snow resorts during Winter. This folder was created in the 1990s.
Falls Creek began during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. It is a major ski resort in Australia and is currently promoting tourism in Summer especially for bush walkers and cyclists.
Red plastic folder with 6 pages in plastic sleeves. Each page has headings describing and promoting the facilities and benefits of Falls Creek Snow Resort.
falls creek snow resort, tourism in alpine resorts
Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme constructed by the SECV and completed in 1961
The SECV constructed the KHES from the late 1940s to 1961 in north east Victoria
9 black & white pages numbered 213 to 221 held together by a staple in the top left hand corner. Photocopied from 'Water Power June 1962'
kiewa hydro electric scheme, water power 1962
These savings certificates were sold during WWII by the Commonwealth Govt. to raise money for the war effort. This certificate CAO12715 is for 1 pound. "Face Value is payable on 21 July 1949 being seven years after purchase date."
Part of WWII history in relation to raising money for the war effort. The Cooper family lived and farmed in the Kiewa Valley. G. Cooper may have been part of this family.
Cream and green paper. Commonwealth of Australia War Saving Certificate for 1 pound. Dated 21st July 1942
Dates at the top and within the wording and also the signature of issuing officer 'G. Cooper'. All filled in with blue ink
war savings certificate, g.cooper
This book was supplied with each complete outfit of bottles. This book is the 17th Revised Edition and dated, 1948. Fowler's kits have been used by many households to preserve fruits and vegetables since 1915.
The households in the Kiewa Valley grew fruit and vegetables and preserved them using the Fowler's Bottling Kit.
Small thick book of 96 pages with green stripe across the top and bottom of the cover.Bound with 2 staples. Title printed in brown & 4 'medals' printed across the bottom. Well used, yellowed with water mark on first pages.
fowlers vacola mfg. co. ltd., fruit and vegetable preserves
Women sewed the family's clothes as they had limited opportunity to travel to towns where clothing shops were available. These booklets enabled them to add interest to their sewing.
Many women living in the Kiewa Valley had limited opportunity to travel to the cities to buy clothes.
x2 Tip-Top Transfers and x1 The Dainty Smocking Book. The Tip-Top transfer books include 'Book 3 Sprays' and 'Book 16 Florals' and have 6 transfer pages in each book.They are cream with brown print on the front & back covers. The Dainty Smocking Book by Rosina Forl has 16 pages. It is also 9d.and is a pale grey/blue with pale pink print. It gives instructions for different stitches and designs.
smocking, transfers for clothing
The Red Cross is a voluntary organisation that aids people in difficulty. The Pledge reads "Red Cross Pledge / We pledge ourselves as / members of Red Cross to work for / the improvement of health, the pre- / vention of disease and the mitigation / of suffering.
The Red Cross is an active organisation in the Kiewa Valley.
Wooden frame with plastic cover over a printed Red Cross Pledge. The print is black.There is a string at the back for hanging.
red cross pledge
Jump rope for heart is a fundraiser for the National Heart Foundation. School groups and in this case the 1st Tawonga Brownie Unit participated in skipping for a given time to raise money to advance the fight against cardiovascular disease. Parents and friends sponsored the participants.
Tawonga is in the Kiewa Valley where many girls belonged to the 'Brownies'.
Glossy gold cardboard with black print and some red print. Certificate of Appreciation presented to 1st Tawonga Brownie Unit.
jump rope for heart, 1st tawonga brownie unit, cardiovascular disease
Mount Beauty is a tourist destination and this 'hanky' may have been a souvenir.
Since the completion of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme Mount Beauty has become a tourist destination. The 'hanky' depicts the snow on the mountains and nature as an advertisement for visiting the town and its surrounds.
White cotton handkerchief with lace edges and a blue print in one corner. The blue print is a picture of mountains with snow and with wattle trees in the foreground and with the words Mount Beauty Victoria.
mount beauty tourism, handkerchief
Not used but represents an old style folio used for storing important documents or records
Used for documents prior to computers
Large navy blue bound book with a blue ribbon attached to both the front and back covers on the middle of the right hand side. When open there is attached to the front cover a book with lined pages each with a letter of the alphabet for indexing. On the right hand side are plain brown stiff cardboard papers numbered 1 to 207.
document record book
The posters depict banners of ribbons and medals and are part of the Order of Buffalos, Royal Antediluvian. See KVHS 0084 and KVHS 1460
See KVHS 0084 and KVHS 1460
7 brightly coloured posters mounted on blue cardboard for the Buffalo Lodge including one titled 'The Buffalo Recorder' with 'Tawonga / 200 Witness Opening' on the occasion of its opening.
r.a.o.b., tawonga buffalos
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