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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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Negative Photographic Reproduction - Ma and Pa Fisher at Sunnydale 1905 Warbuton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

Wooden Cone shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden cone shaped teaching tool used at Powelltown Primary School

Inscriptions & Markings

Cone

Lamp

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tilley Storm Pressure Lantern, model no x246 has a stainless steel base which is filled with kerosene, with a pump used to pressurize the kerosene vapor. Under the base is a sticker.On top is a black hood with vents which sits on the glass heat resistant shade. The glass shade has an etched label. It has a white and pink mantle on the central rod with a long shaped stainless steel handle, this folds down when not in use.

Historical information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tilley-storm-lantern-X246-May- Tilley storm lantern, this model has been in production since 1964 The Tilley Lamp derives from John Tilley’s invention of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813 in England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene_lamp#Pressure_lamp Pressure lamps are far more sophisticated than wick lamps and produce a much brighter light, although they can be quite complicated and fiddly to use. This type of lamp is commonly known in the UK as a "Tilley lamp", after a manufacturer of the same name, and in North America as a "Coleman lantern" for similar reasons. A kerosene blowtorch displaying the various aspects of the kerosene burnerA pressure lamp has a fuel tank at the bottom with a small pump to pressurise the kerosene. There is a narrow gap up to the top of the lamp, called a flue, and at the top of the lamp there is a burner (gas outlet). Directly underneath the burner is the mantle, a fabric bag coated with chemicals that incandesce when heated by the gas flame. The burner lamp is known for its brightness. It is so bright because of the amount of pressure that is placed onto the wick. This pressure allows a steady flow of the gasoline and a constant light

Inscriptions & Markings

Base - Sticker Tilley Lamp Model X246 Etched on glass shade Tilley, Durosil, ITI, Heat Resistant. Made in England

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Glen Lynn Farm, Dad cutting crop with mowing machine, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Glen Lynn Farm, Dad cutting crop with mowing machine, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Dad Hilditch in the old fireplace presumably Sunnydale

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Dad Hilditch in the old fireplace presumably Sunnydale Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

School Equipment

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Porcelain Ink well

Footwear - girls

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Pair of Girls School Boots, made with leather,they are lace up boots with 8 eyes at the bottom and 6 loop at the top for the laces.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The fallen tree Early 1920s Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The fallen tree Early 1920s Hoddles Creek Negative Black white 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

Saw, Dove Tail

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Dove Tail Saw , Shefield mark

Historical information

The Dovetail Joint probably pre-dates written History. Some of the earliest known examples of the Dovetail Joint are in furniture entombed with Mummies dating from the first Dynasty of ancient Egypt as well as the tombs ofChinese emperors. Untill the late 1960s it was commonly used for Joining drawer fronts and sides in cabinets. " Wikipedia "

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Rene Hilditch with friends by the Yarra

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Rene Hilditch with friends by the Yarra Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

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 - 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

Shoe stretcher

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden shoe stretcher

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Dammans Road school (destroyed by fire 1959) Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Dammans Road school (destroyed by fire 1959) Warburton. Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Historical information

Print in Collection of Photographs compiled by R Crowley from the History Committee Shire of Upper Yarra for UYVHS 1988

Hand bell

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Hand bell rung by hand. Brass bell with a wooden handle

Inscriptions & Markings

Powelltown Primary School

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.

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 - 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 - Hilditch family group photo Dad, Mum, Rene, .. & Bill Mc Loud

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Hilditch family group photo Dad, Mum, Rene, .. & Bill Mc Loud Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Portrait of Jane Hilditch, 1900

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Portrait of Jane Hilditch, 1900 Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Snigging logs, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Snigging logs, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Fairy bend at Sunnyside Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03033 Fairy bend at Sunnyside Warburton Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Wooden Sphere shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden shape used at powelltown Primary School, teachers aid

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 - 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

Glass container

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Glass ink bottle with cork in top

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Bridge over Yarra at the Doon, 1911, Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

PC Valentine 2650 Powelltown timber train at Yarra Junction Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - School photo, pupils and teachers 1889 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

School photo, pupils and teachers 1889 Warburton Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi