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Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mt Beauty, Victoria

The Kiewa Valley Historical Society aims to preserve and conserve the history and heritage of the Kiewa Valley & district. Through the use of permanent, and temporary exhibitions, information walls, a photo gallery, a diorama of the Bogong High Plains, a model hydro system, and two DVD screens we show the area's history and highlights, that tell our social history, natural science areas and technological developments.

The collection has many artefacts that show the history and cultural heritage of the first indigenous people. Along with artefacts from pioneer settlers of the Kiewa Valley and Mount Beauty lived, worked and socialised. Items such as photos, books, farming equipment, hospital equipment, technological equipment from the Kiewa Hydro Scheme, household items, plus oral histories, and genealogy books are in our collection. All the items in the collection have either historical, technological or aesthetic significance to the Kiewa Valley and have good interpretive capacity. Artefacts have to meet this assessment criteria before being considered to be added into the collection. We do not buy, sell or give valuations for any artefacts at this stage.

The historical society Museum space shares the same premises as the Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre. There is wheel chair access, a disability toilet and separate male and female toilets. Free parking is found the North side of the information centre. There is also a small seating area in the sun deck of the centre. The centre is with in walking distance from Mt Beauty main shopping centre and a 50 - 60 minute drive from the larger centres of Wodonga / Albury.
New members are always welcomed.

Contact Information

location
Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd P.O. Box 184 Mt Beauty Victoria 3699 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 5754 1323

Contact

Opening Hours

10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 4pm Sunday During school holidays open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Entry Fee

Gold coin donation.

Location

Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Victoria

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The collection has authentic items which highlight the first peoples who roamed the Kiewa Valley. Along with the social history of the first white settlers of the Kiewa Valley and Mount Beauty lived, worked and socialised from the late 1800's onwards. Items such as photos, books, farming equipment, hospital equipment, technological equipment from the Kiewa Hydro Scheme, household items, plus oral histories, and genealogy records and books are in our collection.

Significance

The Kiewa Valley Historical Society collection has historic significance as it shows how the first white settlers lived and worked through out the valley. Scientific significance applies to the rock cores taken by the SEC during the construction of the hydro scheme. The indigenous stones & tools also have historic significane as they show the cultural heritage of the first people of the Kiewa Valley. Other than the archives, all items have interpretative capacity to be in the collection.

Gavin 3 January 2015 9:16 PM

Hello, I am after a book, Title: Tales of Gibbo gold : characters from the 1880s. Author: Morrow, John A. (John Alexander). Would you have this or know where I can purchase a copy? Thanking you, Gavin.

Gavin 3 January 2015 9:16 PM

Hello, I am after a book, Title: Tales of Gibbo gold : characters from the 1880s. Author: Morrow, John A. (John Alexander). Would you have this or know where I can purchase a copy? Thanking you, Gavin.

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Sign - S.E.C.V. x 2

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

White metal sign with black and red writing warning people to keep away from electrical wires.

Historical information

This sign warned people not to go near electric wires. Consequences are explained. Public Health & Safety has changed over the years as have the consequences.

Significance

Historic: Used by the S.E.C. on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.

Inscriptions & Markings

(In black unless stated differently) "State Electricity Commission / of Victoria / Danger (red) / Contact with electric wires will cause Death (last word in red) / 10 pound reward paid for information leading to / Conviction for damaging commission's property / Maximum penalty Imprisonment for / 10 years. By order L G Morrison / Secretary"

Photo - Bogong Village huts

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Black and white photograph of House Number 1 at Bogong Village

Historical information

Bogong Village was used between the 1930's -1950's by S.E.C.V. to house workers and their families on the Hydro Electricity Scheme

Significance

State Electricity Commission of Victoria (S.E.C.V.) construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. Housing for workers

Photograph- Bus tour to Murray 2 Power Station

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Black and white photograph mounted on buff card Bus tour to Murray 2 Power Station showing 2 buses and group of Kiewa Valley residents

Historical information

The Murray Region Hydroelectric Power Stations are two of seven hydro power stations, located near Khancoban in NSW. The two power stations are part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electricity Scheme, which is an extensive hydroelectricity and irrigation complex constructed in south-east Australia between 1949 and 1974 and now run by Snowy Hydro. Although both power stations are located in NSW, since 1 July 2008 all power generated has been allocated to the Victorian region of the National Electricity Market. Murray 2 Power Station was the first in the Snowy Scheme to use Japanese supplied large electrical and mechanical components

Significance

Photographs demonstrate local Kiewa Valley residents enjoying an educational visit to Murray 2 Power Station which holds significance to the early history of the Hydro-electric Scheme in the area. Also demonstrates a pictorial history of social activities undertaken during this period

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in blue ink above photo "Snapshots Clare Roper' Handwritten in black ink below photo "Bus tour to Murray 2 Power Station'

Jar - Medical x2

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Clear glass identical jars used for storage e.g.. bandages & swabs. One jar has a clear glass lid with glass knob in the centre. The jar narrows at the top for the lid to fit.

Historical information

Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950's.

Photographs – Kiewa Cres Mt Beauty. Circa 1993. Set of 10 colour photographs

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Set of 12 colour photographs Kiewa Cres Mt Beauty. Circa 1993 showing retail services and streetscape of the time.

Historical information

Established in 1946, during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme, the township of Mt Beauty was developed by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria to provide additional accommodation for the thousands of workers during the construction of the country’s second largest hydro-electricity scheme. 
Although these towns were built as temporary accommodation for the workers and their families, many stayed after the scheme finished. Combined with the influx of European migrants, with their rich cultural backgrounds, all played a major part in shaping the future character of the Mount Beauty, the Kiewa Valley and Falls Creek. The Bright Council, now the Alpine Shire took over the control of the township in 1960. This relatively young town of Mount Beauty, along with the surrounding townships of Falls Creek, Bogong, Tawonga South and Tawonga, are all part of a prospering tourist area with excellent services, accommodation, food and a wide range of recreational activities available for all ages. According to Shire records, the population of Mt Beauty has grown from 1,500 in 1981 to 1,800 in 2016 with a projected increase to 2,000 in 2013

Significance

The photographs taken around 1993 show a prosperous commercial centre catering for both locals and the needs of visitors. It provides a pictorial history of the changes which have occurred in the retail/commercial district of Mt Beauty over the years. It also demonstrates the attention paid by Alpine Shire towards providing accessible recreational green space around the town centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

No markings

Churn Butter - Wooden

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Wooden box with a metal handle for turning the blades /paddles /slats inside the box.These blades churn the cream when the handle is turned. There is also a wooden handle and a wooden lid.

Historical information

This type of butter churn was used around the early to mid 20 century by household and small farms of the Kiewa Valley who kept cows for Milk. The buy product of the milk was cream and butter. Once the cows had been milk, often by hand, women would place the milk in shallow dish, and next morning the cream would be separated from the milk. Or a cream separator machine would be used. The cream would then be churned by the paddles in the butter churner until it formed in butter clumps. Butter Pats would be used to take the butter out and press into triangle butter blocks

Significance

This butter churner is significant due to its historical value which explains how butter was made by hand before this process became mechanistically made. Many houses or small farms in the Kiewa Valley had these butter churns to make their own butter for their household or to sell. This has very good interpretation significance as it adds to the history of dairy industry in the Kiewa Valley.

Electric Current Shunt

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Made of copper the shunt has a middle cube with 12 sheets of copper, 5mm apart formed like shelves. On either side of the cube are two shelves coming out from the middle. Both have 2 hollow circles 17.5mm in diameter 25 mm apart in the middle. At the Join of the 'shelves' and cube is a screw on each side.

Historical information

This shunt is a type of resistor built of copper and designed to carry a current. It was part of the Hydro generator control metering system. It reduces the large current to a small voltage.

Significance

Historical: This equipment represents a major construction and ongoing operational industry dealing with the supply of hydro electricity to Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Screwed in metal plaque: Deriv. 1662691 / OHM 0.0000833 / AMP 1200 on the side of the cube above a shelf and on the opposite shelf: ALTO ----> (also a metal plaque screwed on).

Kidney Dish

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Large stainless steel kidney shaped dish. Used in the operating theatre for collecting specimen or holding instruments. Edges are lipped (curved and blunt)

Historical information

This medical / hospital equipment was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was builtin the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.

Significance

Historical: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Centre bottom of dish: Inscribed - Stainless / Steel / by / Paramount / K. C. Luke / Melb. / 48

Bottle - Medical x 3

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Small clear glass pill bottles with screw top lids. All slightly different - 1. Oval shaped base with metal lid 2. Oval shaped base with black bakelite lid. 3. Cylinder shaped bottle with black bakelite lid.

Historical information

These pill bottles were used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950's specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.

Significance

Historical: Shows the development of the material that screw top lids were made from. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment. Good condition ad good interpretation capacity.

Inscriptions & Markings

3. Embossed M on base.

Irrigator Pump - Medical

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Clear glass Irrigator with pump on top missing. The pump is squeezed. The irrigator is pointed at one end gradually widening to a cylinder then blown out to a sphere before coming back in to a neck (with a lip) where the pump part would be attached.

Historical information

This medical / hospital equipment was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950's specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.

Straight Myringotome Knife

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Steel instrument - handle wide with gentle curve. Blade short, thin, flat and sharp with some rust.

Historical information

This medical / hospital instrument was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.

Significance

Historically Significant: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment. Good condition and good interpretation capacity.

Inscriptions & Markings

H.A.T.MELB. on handle Some rust on blade.

Sabre Haemorrhoid Ligator

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

In a white cardboard box 2 metal instruments. One is a pair of scissors with 'teeth' at the handle end and a bow at the instrument end when the ends meet The scissors are bent before the pivot. The other instrument is a long rod with a screw at one end that turns the other end around. This other end has a funnel that comes to a point. A holding instrument used during the operation.

Historical information

This medical instrument was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.

Significance

Historical: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

On box, in pencil "Mrytleford Clinic' / Pile Driver

Comb - Personal Item

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Xylonite yellow hair comb with half narrow spaced teeth and half wide spaced teeth

Ledger - Post Office Kergunyah - Inward Registered Article Journal Post Office - Kergunyah

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Register commences Nov. 1920 though to Feb. 1951. It includes the origin of the article, addressee, signature of the person to whom the article delivered, date of delivery and initials of the officer. Inside 2 loose sheets regarding tariffs for trunk line calls.

Historical information

Post Offices in Victoria were required to keep track of articles posted and received with the addressee signing on receipt of the article and the name of the recipient also being recorded.

Significance

Kergunyah Post Office is part of the Kiewa Valley. This register indicates the number of articles being posted during the time and the number and names of people sending and receiving articles.

Ledger - Tawonga Store 1915 to 1920s

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Green linen covered cardboard cover. Brown (leather look) paper spine. Inside cover is red and green marbled paper. It has an alphabetic index at front. 262 ledger pages, the edges of which have been marbled.

Historical information

The Tawonga Store was a general store in the Upper Kiewa Valley providing for a farming community. This store which had a variety of items was the main store for many of the farming families in the who would travel on horse and cart to make weekly trips to the store for supplies. This ledger was used by the owner of Tawonga Store to keep a record oof items sold and to who.

Significance

George Potter owned the Tawonga Store before 1920. Whit Potter, George's son, worked with his father for many years. Attached to this ledger is a sheaf of letters which were sent to the Potter's, which are relevant to the day to day operation of a General Store. The ledger gives a comprehensive list of what type of items the residents of the Kiewa Valley purchased during this period, thus has great historical significance. It is well provenanced and very good interpretive capacity.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ledger - printed on a red square embossed in gold on a brown thick paper spine

Photographs – Set of 4 black and white photographs. One of a wooden church and three of rural homes and farmland. Area not identified

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

1-Wooden church building with no identification. Large tree in the foreground in front of church 2&3- Black and white photographs of farmland and assorted dwellings, mostly miners style cottages in a valley with mountains in the background. A bridge with wooden railings is visible over the river in the middle of the photograph, also a more modern dwelling is visible in the north east of the photograph close to the river. 4-Black and white photograph of residential homes and farmland with an unsealed road running through the middle. Foreground shows a field which has been semi cleared of trees (stumps remaining). In the background are larger farming properties with the road disappearing into the distant hills.

Historical information

Europeans arrived in the Kiewa and Ovens Valleys in the 1830's and 40's. Following the drought of 1838-44, seeking out the rich pastures in the fertile Valleys. It proved to be perfect conditions for dairy farming and the raising of cattle. Miners Cottages and other similar wooden structures were a common sight in the area as they were a modest form of accommodation for their period, were quick to erect and economical as they made use of locally available building materials such as local timbers.

Significance

These photographs provide a snapshot into the early dwellings and architecture of the Kiewa and Ovens Valley regions, including buildings such as the church, which provided an important gathering place for social interaction, especially in these isolated areas.

Flagon

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Clear brown glass flagon with straight sides two thirds up from the base. It tapers into the neck, and comes out over a lip, then in again and up to the opening. Screw top below on which 2 twin glass handles are attached. It could have been used by a chemist in his dispensary eg. to store sulphuric acid. The glass is joined longitudinally on each side.

Historical information

Flagons were used by chemists to store liquids used for dispensing medicines to customers. Chemists made / mixed the medicines on their premises.

Significance

Historical: Used in the Kiewa Valley showing change in the way chemists store their medicines as pharmaceutical companies now produce medicines already mixed. Aesthetic: Display - shape & in good condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

3 numbers or letters on base (too small to read)

Ticket - S.E.C.V. Meal Pass - S.E.C. Meal Pass

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This orange ticket has been laminated. The writing on it is in black.

Historical information

During the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme visitors would have required a Meal Pass. This ticket would have been produced at the office for the purpose of controlling the people entitled to a meal and the number of people requiring one.

Significance

Historical: This ticket indicates that a meal pass was required during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. This would have controlled the number of people entitled to a meal and enabled staff to both prepare the correct number of meals and to use the number of meals when finalising the budget.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name: Slade S.E.C. / Kiewa Scheme No. 2703 Meal Pass (underlined) Issued subject to the conditions stated on the Pass / Acceptance Receipt H.H.C. Williams, Construction Engineer

Water tank - Gundowring

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Green rusty metal rectangular box with 1 curved side. At the top is an outlet with a lip with a lid fitted in it. The life has a metal hollow lever attached to its middle and is inscribed. One end of the tank has a sturdy tap at the bottom. One side has a white painted inscription. On the opposite side attached near the opening is a hollow metal triangular piece to enable the tank to be strapped onto transport. and also on the opposite side at the middle bottom a square hollow metal handle. this side is curved horizontally.

Historical information

The two Gundowring Fire Brigade tanks (20 - 30 litres) may have been used for drinking water for the fire fighters. Their curved side and handles indicate that they were attached (strapped) to horses or a round tank and transported to the fire.

Significance

This tank was used for drinking water for the fire fighters of Gundowring during the 1923 fire. Some of their equipment was home made. The Gundowring Fire Brigade was a rural fire brigade operating in 1923.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lid: "? sprayer" Side: "Gundowring R.F.B. -(Rural Fire Brigade)

Auvard Speculum Weights

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Heavy solid metal cylinder - hollow with one section open (longitudinally) to fit onto handle of Auvard self retaining vaginal speculum.

Historical information

This medical / hospital instrument was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.

Significance

Historical: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance - Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment. Good condition and good interpretation capacity

Inscriptions & Markings

Scratched

Folder - Clare Roper No. 2 - Wangaratta

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Green plastic with clear front cover with 10 clear plastic sleeves / pages.

Historical information

Clare Roper was a resident of the Kiewa Valley and belonged to the Kiewa Valley Historical Society.

Significance

Clare Roper collected and collated items of historical interest for the Kiewa Valley Historical Society.

Book - Religious Education - See What's Happening x3

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Pale pink thin book with cardboard cover, 24 pages held by 2 staples. Red block letters for title with big circle of yellow in middle in background. Book opens top to bottom. Yellow circle on back cover too.

Historical information

Students who attended Sunday School classes at the Kergunyah Presbyterian Church may have gone camping together. Sunday school was held in a little 16 foot square wooden building which came from Rocky Valley after it was no longer needed there. Ewen Wallace's father initiated and organised the move. C2011 the building was knocked down because of white ants. The Presbyterian Church will be 125 years old in 2015.

Significance

Historical: Religious Education: This book was used by students who attended the Sunday School classes at the Kergunyah Presbyterian Church. Religion: Presbyterian Church at Kergunyah, in the Kiewa Valley, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2015 after being handed over to the Uniting Church in the 1970s.

Photograph - Pretty Valley camp including workman's huts

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Black and white photograph of Pretty Valley camp showing workman's huts and construction materials.

Historical information

At the Pretty Valley Dam site erection of staff quarters was completed in April, 1947 and accommodation for workmen commenced in 1948 but suspended on 11th May for winter and resumed on 9th November. Construction of this camp was completed in 1949. A large dam was proposed at this site but was never constructed. Instead a small diversion dam was built which diverts water either to Rocky Valley Dam or to McKay Creek Power Station.

Significance

An historical record of the type of accommodation provided for workmen during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Scheme during the 1940's/50's

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on back of photograph in blue pen - Pretty Valley

Photograph Fire Prevention Victorian Alps - Burning

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This black and white photograph shows an Alpine Fire Prevention technique of "burning off" low levels of scrub. The photograph is on 200gsm paper but it is not photographic paper. It can be assumed that the photo is not the original but a copy produced by the SEC Vic. See also KVHS 0413 and KVHS 0414 for other similar photos.

Historical information

This photograph, from the 1950s, shows an Alpine Fire Prevention technique of "burning off" low levels of scrub to reduce the level of available fuel against any possible summer bush fires.The Alpine regions accumulate high levels of potential fuel (undergrowth and small shrubs) which if not reduced has the potential of breaking into a dangerous bush fire. The men in this photograph are not wearing any protective clothing. Their visibility to other firefighters is severely reduced by smoke. This photo is a snap shot in time when Occupational Health and Safety Legislation was in its infancy stage.

Significance

This photograph details the fire prevention activities in the Victorian Alps under the management of the SEC Victoria. The level of undergrowth within the Australian bush needs to be under control to avoid the possibility of lightning strikes (during summer storms) igniting dry forests resulting in a major bush fire. Controlled fires within alpine regions are required not only to reduce the level of dry undergrowth but also to provide those various plant species requiring fire for regenerate. This method was used by the original inhabitants (Aborigines) as limited scrub fires were used to flush game and bird population for eating with the side benefit to those plants requiring that fire for regeneration.

Pot Lid - Cast Iron

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This cast iron lid fits the cast iron pot. It has a handle (cast iron) on top. The lid is domed. The outer 1 cm edge is flat. Inside this edge the lid dips 2 cms before rising into the dome.

Historical information

Cattlemen used cooking pots when on the High Plains.

Significance

Used by the Cattlemen on the Bogong High Plains at Roper's Hut.

Inscriptions & Markings

Albion / No. 15 / Maryborough

Biscuit Tin - Special Edition

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Square tin with hinged lid, with embossed "Punch and Judy" scenes on all four sides and lid, with a story line on each panel.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside lid are the maker's details. Dialogue on each panel and lid.

Medical - Portable Inhaler

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Wooden box with corners strengthened with steel plate and lid on 2 hinges. Lid has 3 rectangular lengths of wood attached to enhance packing and a yellow piece of paper with red writing stapled on. Box contains 2 metal clamps, a light metal stand/bracket with screw and holder and a hard black plastic mask. In the other side: 2 sheets including Instructions, a small paper bag with spare washers, a light brown extendable hose with metal attachment at one end and a light brown oval rubber bladder with a hole at one end to fit over the hose. Light metal Inhaler - 3 cylinders of different diameters attached to a plate. Red markings / writing and plate incl. serial no.

Historical information

The inhaler can be used in hospitals in the labour ward for the patient to absorb trichloroethylene. The inhaler can be mounted on the bracket which can be secured to the leg of a labour bed. The inhaler contains a wick which absorbs trichloroethylene and will function for several hours.

Significance

This inhaler was used in the Tawonga District Hospital.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow paper on lid explains "...packing box is supplied free with the Tecota mark 6 Inhaler..." Mask: Cyprene Ltd / Keighley /Made in England Instructions / for the preparation of / Tecota / Mark 6 / Trichloroethylene B.P. / Inhaler Bladder: A Cig Product / 4 litre / Made in England to Inhaler: Cyprane Ltd. / Max Min / Pat No 646680 / Patents Pending / Tecota Mark 6 / Charge with / Trichloroethylene B.P. / Cyprane Ltd. / Serial No. / Keighley / Yorks.

Plan - Kiewa Scheme General Plan 1958 - S.E.C.V. Design & Construction Dept. Civil Branch

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Large topography map of the area covered by the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme in 1958. Mountain peaks are marked in red and named. Rivers, roads, construction infrastructure as well as the main areas / names of construction are named. Signed and dated by employees of the S.E.C.V. working on the scheme.

Historical information

The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme was constructed by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. Draftsmen drew up the plan of the layout as per the instructions from the engineers. The plan was drawn up on a transparency sheet and paper prints run off on a 'dyeline' copier. The 'Chief draftsman' and 'Design engineer' and 'Civil engineers recommended it and approved it.

Significance

Historic: This plan gives a time line for the work on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. It is a good example of the work of a draftsman and the copying process in 1958.

Bottle - Beer

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Clear brown bottle with heavy embossing. The bottom half has straight sides. The top tapers to the opening. Half way up the sides it is heavily embossed with R.B. and underneath these letters R. The face of a tiger features in heavy embossing on the side of the bottle. At the bottom around the circumference and on the base is embossing. There is a broken cork sealing the bottle.

Historical information

Beer came in bottles sold at licensed premises either locally or in larger cities visited during shopping expeditions. The shape of the bottles changed. Bottles were recycled remaining the property of the manufacturer who paid for their return. History of the Richmond Brewery.

Significance

Historical: Change of bottles - shape, glass, embossing. Collected by bottle collectors. Aesthetic: Display showing embossing & shape especially if in good condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sides: R.B. and underneath this R. with a head of a tiger. Bottom around the circumference: 'The property of Richmond N.S. Brewing Co. Pty. Ltd.' Base: '650'

Book - Non Fiction History - The Climbing Of Bogong 1932

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

A photo copy of a black spiral bound book written in 1933 covering the memoirs and photos of only the first (at the time of writing) winter climbing of Mount Bogong in1932. It was written by Jack K.Tulloh (a journalist), E.C. Robinson and W.D. Bertram. This book was photocopied and rebound for the 60th anniversary of the climb.

Historical information

The historical documented account of the first winter traverse from Mt Hotham across Mt Bogong. The extreme winter conditions of the region was a barrier for all except the three pioneers of this expedition.

Significance

This book details the the determination and true spirit of the Australian psyche to overcome extreme hardships and have the endurance to fulfill an adventure in the early 1900's.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Climbing Of Bogong Mountain 1932. First page author's dedication: To Bill from Jack 17/2/1933. Second page address: To jack Eddie & Bill " In recognition of your epic journey 50 years ago" John, Helen, David, Iain, Andrew & Hamish, also written in freestyle underneath and in brackets "Bertrams all" underneath signed by Gwen Tulloh, Barbara Betram and Ann Robinson The third page written in free hand " Inscribed by those who lunched9WELL0 on the golden anniversary of the trip 17/8/82. Next to a photo of the three climbers their signatures.