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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

location
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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Wooden Spirit Level

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Spirit Level

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Floods at Kelly’s flat 1933, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Floods at Kelly’s flat 1933, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - PC Murray Views No 30 Hydro Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03059 PC Murray Views No 30 'Hydro' 1930 Warburton. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Smithy Workshop Millgrove

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi. "Smithy Workshop Millgrove" In the immediate and far background is the bush, central to this is the Smithys Workshop, it has a pailing roof and walls, there is a door left front, to the left above the dray wheel is a young man milking a brown and white cow, front left is the dray, with a young boy standing between the dray shafts holding a horse, next is a young Mother with a little girl, next to her is Dad with a hat and apron, he is the Smithy, he is holding a horse still with its yoke on, next is an older man wearing a suit and hat, holding a horse still yoked and harnessed, behind them is another horse near the workshop door, next is a horse yoked and harnessed to another horse and behind that is a sawn load of timber, next to the last horse is a man holding it, he is dressed with a vest and shirt sleeves and hat, at the end of the workshop is a lean-to shed which is probably the dunny, behind the load of timber there is a building with a 4 pane window and making an L shape another building, they appear to be on stumps , roof line is not distinguishable, the horses all seem like "Clydsdales".

Historical information

The Smithy job is very important in any town or settlement, horses need shoeing reguarly, and drays, carts and jinkers need their Tires replaced or tightened, also their are many other jobs that they perform.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Enterprise mill 1920 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Enterprise mill 1920 Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Grade 6, 7, 8, Warburton Primary School, no 1485,1900s

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi. Grade 6, 7, 8, Warburton Primary School, no 1485,1900s

Historical information

Going by the style of clothing worn, and what appears to be a 6 on the date line at the bottom of the description board, and the short tail of the 6 for the grade 6, I would say that the date was c1946!

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Tourists riding the Shay locomotive, 1920/30 Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists riding the Shay locomotive, 1920/30 Powelltown Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The American fleet camps at Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The American fleet camps at Warburton Negative Black white 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.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Mr & Mrs Errey. First Settlers at Hazeldene

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Black and White Negative of Mr & Mrs Errey from Hazeldene Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi.

Tennis Racket, Racquet

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Racket or Racqet. A teardrop shaped wooden frame with tight interlaced network of strings. The strings are made of Cat-gut, several are broken. See narrative on Cat gut.The racket is branded Colt at the base of the tear drop and Designed for Young Players. Made by Brewer Australia. Maker of the Worlds famous style,is printed on the handle on both sides. The frame is made of laminated wood. The paint is in poor condition.The racket has a leather grip, the grip is is worn and stained. .Powerhouse Museum Collection Thesaurus Light bats consisting of a network of cord or nylon stretched in an elliptical frame, used chiefly in playing ball games like tennis, badminton, etc.

Historical information

File sizes Review ideal file sizes for photos http://www.tennishistory.com.au/equipment/vintage-racquets/racquet-retailing.html Extract - Born in Bendigo in 1905, Albert Brewer came to Melbourne in 1920 to commence work as a furniture factory machinist at Rojos Pty.Ltd. in Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catgut Catgut is a type of cord[1] that is prepared from the natural fiber in the walls of animal intestines.[2] Usually sheep or goat intestines are used, but it is occasionally made from the intestines of a hog, horse, mule, pig or donkey. The name neither implies nor derives from any association with cats. The word catgut may have been an abbreviation of the word "cattlegut". Alternatively, it may have derived by folk etymology from kitgut or kitstring -- the word kit, meaning fiddle, having at some point been confused with the word kit for little cat. According to legend, string makers of the 17th century deliberately misled people to believe that the strings were made of cat intestines in order to protect their industry, as any association with cats was superstitiously believed to be extremely bad luck, and to be avoided at all cost

Inscriptions & Markings

Colt. Made by Brewers Australia. Maker of the Worlds Famous style leader. Designed for young players

Wooden Serviette holder individual x 6 painted Australian motifs.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Serviette holder turned wood, light and dark in colour. Hand painted from Mayer Chalet. number 1. painted tree and fence with mountains in the back ground

Historical information

This item was used at the Mayer Chalet, Warburton .In the Dinning room. the Marysville Historical Society donated to The Upper Yarra Museum in 2013

Significance

The Chalet was burnt down.

Book - The Duke and Duchess

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Paperback Book. an 80 page book with soft card covers bound with green cloth binding, mainly pictorial, of their visit to opening of the 1st Commonwealth Parliament of Austrlia with a description with each photo in black and white, the cover is partly dark brown with the rest there is a photo of a river on the bottom right hand corner and the book title on the left within a scrolled frame and the dark brown background. front and back cover quite grubby, bottom right had corner missing and torn 20+20mm, a finger nail size missing middle right hand side, bottom left hand corner next to binding has a 22+25mm Piece missing

Historical information

This book is a memento of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwell and York to Melbourne in May 1901, they came here to open the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia

Significance

The book is part of a collection from the H H Bradley family, the other items are personal invitations to the opening of the first Parliament.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Main street with elephant moving timber, 1930 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Main street with elephant moving timber, 1930 Warburton. Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Razor, Cut Throat, case

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cream case for Cut Throat razor

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 - Workmen at E. Lloyds mill, Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Workmen at E. Lloyd's mill, Hoddles Creek Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi.

Lamp

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The candle light needed to be protected from the wind. This removeable light or lantern has 4 sides with 2 oblong bevelled glass panals, 3rd panel is plain with a heat vent and the 4th opens to light the lamp and has a 4.5 cm round red glass which would act as a reflector. The candle holder screws out to allow for a narrow candle to be inserted. It has a black ventilated cover on top and has slide fixture to attached the lamp on to the carriage. . Powerhouse Museum Collection Thesaurus Protected lamps or lanterns, fixed or removable, used on coaches or carriages. Commonly made of brass, they often were fitted with reflectors as well as red lenses to serve as tail lights (Art and Architecture Thesaurus).

Historical information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-drawn_vehicle http://www.coyaltix.com/lamps.html

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Main St Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03042 Main street opposite the railway station, 1909, Yarra Junction. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Hand basin

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green enamel basin

Historical information

These Enamal wash basins could be found in most homes, shacks and tents, up untill the use of internal plumbing and sinks.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Horse team at work, Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi. Horse team at work, Hoddles Creek, A four Horses Team "Snigging" a log out of the bush, one man in charge of the team.

Historical information

This was the one way of transporting logs to the Timber Mill

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

senior fellowship powelltown union church

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

ruled exercise book green coloured ads un front and back covers l230mmxw180mm

Historical information

The exercise book contains meeting minutes from the Powelltown Union Church Senior Fellowship.The first minutes are from July 30 1934, the last from 15/7/36. The Fellowship's Rules are listed near the back of the book.

Significance

The Powelltown Church was an unusual Union Church. Fellowship members listed in the minutes have links with original and recent residents.The minutes provide primary insights into the Powelltown community,Fellowships and contemporary matters. Front and back covers provide examples of contemporary advertisements.

Inscriptions & Markings

miss marion adams secty warburton yarra junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Three Bridges Railway station

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Three Bridges Railway station Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Historical information

The steam train "Powellite" at three bridges station pushing a flat top and guards/passenger carriage to Powelltown, there is a load of flour in bags and extra passengers on the flat top

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Hutchisons store, A R Duck Mgr, store No 3 1913 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Hutchisons store, A R Duck Mgr, store No 3 1913 Warburton. Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Working with horses at Mc Crae Creek mill 1945 Beenak

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Working with horses at Mc Crae Creek mill 1945 Beenak Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Tennis Racket

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

Writing slate

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden framed piece of slate used for erasable writing using chalk

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Powelltown Express 1914 Gilderoy

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Powelltown Express 1914 Gilderoy. Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Historical information

The "Express" is pulled by the Little Yarra steam train, and is on a wooden trestle bridge crossing the Saxton creek at Gilderoy, the carriage on the end was for passengers, but it was only used for a short time

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.