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Upper Yarra Museum Yarra Junction, Victoria

Upper Yarra Museum:
Relaunched and restored 1888 Heritage station, April 2013. New exhibitions in the station and annex. Displays of the timber industry, tramways, trains, gold, farming in the external sheds and grounds. Upper Yarra Museum blacksmith group demonstrate their skills every Wednesday and Sunday.

Contact Information

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Old Railway Station 2415C Warburton Highway Yarra Junction Victoria 3797 (map)
phone
+61 0427 707 730

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Opening Hours

Wednesday & Sunday 11 - 4pm. Group Tours by Arrangement. Please book one week in advance.

Entry Fee

Family $10.00, Adult $5.00, Children $1.00, Concession and Seniors $3.00.

Location

Old Railway Station 2415C Warburton Highway Yarra Junction Victoria

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Mike Taulor 9 June 2013 8:26 PM

Hi, do you have any further information of the elephant hauling logs? Gossip is that there where two of them!

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Razor, Cut throat

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Ivory cut throat razor, with cream case 00121.3.Known as a straight razor.Razor with square point, full hollow ground 5/8” blade and double transverse stabiliser. The centre pin adds stability and rigidity to the handle---I think this is it ROM Parts The narrow end of the blade pivots on a pin, between 2 pieces of ivory forms the handle. LONG EXTRACT FROM WIKI _ SHORTEN to describe 00121 The parts of a straight razor and their function are described as follows: The narrow end of the blade rotates on a pin called the pivot, between two protective pieces called the scales or handle. The upward curved metal end of the narrow part of the blade beyond the pivot is called the tang and acts as a lever to help raise the blade from the handle. One or two fingers resting on the tang also help stabilize the blade while shaving. The narrow support piece between the tang and the main blade is called the shank, but this reference is often avoided because it can be confusing. The shank sometimes features decorations and the stamp of the country of origin. The top side and the underside of the shank can sometimes exhibit indentations known as fluting, or jimps for a more secure grip.[8] The curved lower part of the main blade from the shank to the cutting edge is called the shoulder.[9] The point where the shoulder joins the cutting edge is called the heel. A thick strip of metal running transversely at the junction where the main blade attaches to the shank is called the stabiliser. The stabiliser can be double,[10] single or can be absent in some razor models. The first stabiliser is usually very narrow and thicker and runs at the shank to blade junction, covering the shank and just spilling over to the shoulder. The second stabiliser can be distinguished since it is considerably wider and narrower, appearing after the first stabiliser and running lower into the shoulder. The non-cutting top of the blade is called the back or the spine while the cutting part of the blade opposite the back is called the cutting edge.[11] Finally the other free end of the blade, at the opposite end of the tang, is called the point and, sometimes, the head or the nose.[9][12] There are two to three pins in any handle. The middle pin, if present, is plastic coated and is called the plug.[13] Its function is to stabilise the sides of the handle so that they cannot be squeezed in the middle. When folded into the scales, the blade is protected from accidental damage, and the user is protected from accidental injury. During folding, the back of the blade, being thick and normally with a curved cross-section, acts as a natural stopper and prevents further rotation of the blade out of the handle from the other side

Historical information

Sharped Edged instrument used for cleaning hair from the skin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_razor A straight razor is a razor with a blade that can fold into its handle.[1] They are also called open razors and cut-throat razors. HISTORY The first modern straight razor complete with decorated handles and hollow ground blades was constructed in Sheffield, England, by Benjamin Huntsman in 1740. Huntsman's process was adopted by the French sometime later. The English manufacturers were even more reluctant than the French to adopt the process and only did so after they saw its success in France.[5] Straight razors were the most common form of shaving before the 20th century and remained that common in many countries until the 1950s. TODAY Straight razors are still manufactured. DOVO, of Solingen, Germany, and Thiers Issard of France are two of the most well-known European manufacturers. Feather Safety Razor Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan makes a razor with the same form as a traditional straight, but featuring a disposable blade that can be installed through an injector-type system. Modern straight razor users are known to favor them for a variety of reasons. Some are attracted to the nostalgia of using old and traditional methods of shaving. It is a masculine ritual comparable to pipe smoking. Others profess an interest in reducing the waste of disposable blades.[11][22] Still others agree that straight razors provide a superior shave through a larger blade and greater control of the blade including the blade angle. Straight razors cover a much greater area per shaving stroke because their cutting edge is much longer than any of the multiblade razors.

Wooden Cuboid shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cuboid Wooden shape

Historical information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuboid Mathematics. A rectangular parallelepiped, In geometry, a cuboid is a solid figure bounded by six faces, forming a convex polyhedron Name also use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuboid_bone In the human body, the cuboid bone is one of the seven tarsal bones of the foot

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Sunnydale Bridge East Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Sunnydale Bridge East Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - A tramway bridge under construction, 1910 Mr Hansen & Andy

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

A tramway bridge under construction, 1910 Mr Hansen & Andy Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Lamp accessory

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

A glass jar supplied by the company Tilley,it is sealed with a lid The lid has a printed blue label. Inside the jar is a small wire appliance with a handle at one end and the other end has packed fibres on both sides of the scissor type blades. The fibres are blackened.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the lid. Methylated Spirits Fuel. for pre-heating Tilley Lamp.

Wooden Sphere shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden shape used at powelltown Primary School, teachers aid

Tennis Racket

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden tennis racket, made of laminated wood, oval in shape with....insert

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Main St Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03039 PC Main street Yarra Junction. Team of horses pulling sawn timber on log bogies along the wooden Gilderoy tramline. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Mc Crae Creek Mill Beenak

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Mc Crae Creek Mill Beenak Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Greasy Johnstson’s hut

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Greasy Johnstson’s hut (with Ted Silver & Mrs Miller) Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Shoe stretcher

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden shoe stretcher

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Workers winching a log at Pioneer Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Workers winching a log at Pioneer Creek Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Gaming Accessory

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Leather Dice Holder and Dice mounted on wooden base, leather dice holder is original. dice and wooden base is a mock up.(there is a small hole in the leather pouch 1.5cm from the bottom 2.5cm from the base, the hole is .2cm in size )

Historical information

This Dice holder from the Woods Point goldfields would have been used to while away the time in the evenings, and the odd moments of time off during the day, children may have had use of it also, but would have had to be very careful not to lose the dice , because they would have been in big, big trouble. if the dice was lost !

Significance

This item is of some significance because of its rareity and oral history passed on with the Item.

Inscriptions & Markings

W F Pickersgill Warburton 1960, Woods Point Gold Field circa 1890 app. Donated by Susan Issacs.

Vintage Peek Frean Biscuit Tin Horse racing Game

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Biscuit tin - Horse race

Negative Photographic Reproduction - H. Lepoidevin preparing a tree for falling Early 1920s Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

H. Lepoidevin preparing a tree for falling Early 1920s Hoddles Creek Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Railway station Yarra Junction c1900s

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Rene Hilditch at La La falls Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Rene Hilditch at La La falls Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

PH Timber Fellers - Fallers in Powelltown bush including George Potter

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Image of three fallers with axes and two others around stump of large tree. Black and white photograph A3 mounted on cardboard

Historical information

Mr George Potter Manager of the Victorian Hardwood Company mill at Powelltown is sitting in centre of photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

rear of photo, writen description; central figure is Mr George Potter Manager VHC Powelltown Died c1949 presented by Mrs A G Potter daughter in-law of above 76 Bluff Rd Black Rock

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Tourists sampling the life of a timber town

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists sampling the life of a timber town Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Footwear - girls

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Pair of black leather girls boots, they have been embossed at the start of the toe cap, and would be more expensive than plain leather.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Group at the mill

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03016 Group of timber workers at the mill Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Charlie Griffiths and Charlie Hort on cart

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Charlie Griffiths and Charlie Hort on cart Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The Powelltown tramline bridge

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The Powelltown tramline bridge Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Train with load of timber at Warburton station, 1920

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Train with load of timber at Warburton station, 1920 Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Sepia Photograph - Mt Donna Buang, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The orgingal photograph of people on horses climbing the track to the summit of Mt Donna Buang for its opening. Unmounted photo by Sears

Historical information

A large original print of the opening of the track to the summit of Mt Donna Buang. The party consists of horses with riders along with walkers.

Significance

An original photo with the makers name at the bottom.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription at bottom of photo "Mt Donna Buang, Warburton / Mr W.H.Edgar, Mrs Edgar, Mr Catani and Party / on the track to the Summit / 1912"

Food Safe

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Coolgardie Safe made from galvanised iron with hessian drapped over 4 sides, rectangular on 4 legs. 2 trays inside, 3rd tray inserted in top as cover, metal meshing on callapsable sides and door. Stands in tray. The tray assists with pest control as it was filled with water.

Historical information

http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/the-coolgardie-safe/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coolgardie_safe The Coolgardie Safe is a low-tech refrigeration unit which uses the heat transfer which occurs during evaporation of water. It was named after the place where it was invented — the small mining town of Coolgardie, Western Australia, near Kalgoorlie-Boulder. http://www.biggles.com.au/ The Coolgardie Safe was simply a wire framed box with wheat sack strips hanging down the sides, which were kept wet by the process of osmosis from a dish or small tank of water. The food inside the Safe was kept cool due to the principle that evaporation takes away heat; the wet hessian strips experience evaporation from the wind and the sun and thus you have a refrigerator. http://www.whitehat.com.au/australia/Inventions/InventionsA.html

Wooden Spirit Level

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Spirit Level

Negative Photographic Reproduction - An old mill site

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

An old mill site Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Tourists on a timber tram, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists on a timber tram, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - PC Murray Views 14, Alpine Retreat Hotel Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03053 PC Murray Views 14, Alpine Retreat Hotel Warburton Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi