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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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Sales Record

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Account Shaw's bakery,Warburton

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Enterprise mill 1920 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

Wooden Marking Gauge

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Marker Part 1 - Marker Part 2 - Wooden screw Part 3 - Moving .....

Historical information

Marking Gauges have been around for centuries in wood working shops, and is used to mark parallel lines on wood, either along the grain or across the grain, across the grain leaves a more jaggard line.

Significance

This simple tool allowed Crafts or Trades people to consistently and accurately make parallel lines.

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

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.

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

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 party on Highfield Rd. Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Working party on Highfield Rd. Warburton 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

Mallet, Wooden

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Mallet A handmade wooden mallet with a handle with a rectangular head. Carved ET on side

Historical information

A wooden Mallet could be found in most homes, and nearly all tradesmans tool box or bag, its most common use was working with wooden handled wood Chisels, because they did not damage the end of the chisel like a steel headed hammer,also they were used to fit joints of wood together as they would not damage the timber like steel hammers......Wooden mallets were also used by stone masons back to the time of the pyramids, but they were usually shaped differently

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

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

Document

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Certificate Miners Claim No 058

Historical information

A person wanting to dig for Gold or any other precious metal were required to register a claim on the land to be mined, the claim had to be measured & pegged to be specific as to its size and shape.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - George (Mick) Worlley’s Grant tank used for clearing scrub 1952 Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

George (Mick) Worlley’s Grant tank used for clearing scrub 1952 Hoddles Creek Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi Check no

Historical information

George Worlley bought a Grant Tank from Bandiana for clearing scrub and falling trees for the mill in 1952

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The Saxton family, 1923, Gilderoy

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi. The Saxton family, 1923, Gilderoy

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Winching a log

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Winching a log Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Painting

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Pink rose in full bloom with buds and foilage on light green back ground . On cardboard

Historical information

painted for Nell McClean

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"

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 - 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 - 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

Negative Photographic Reproduction - E J Buller [Myora Wesburn 1909] Office Mt Little Joe in background

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

E J Buller [Myora Wesburn 1909] Office Mt Little Joe in background Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

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.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Large logs coming down a tramline

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Large logs coming down a tramline Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Powellite at Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Arthur Witnish's horse team hauling timber across bridge over Black Sands Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Black and white negative of Arthur Witnish's horse team hauling timber across bridge on Black Sands Road. Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

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 - Ma and Pa Fisher at Sunnydale 1905 Warbuton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Bowling club 1900 Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03052 Bowling club 1900 Powelltown. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Historical information

Primitive Bowls started in Ancient Egypt, and the common form has remained very popular throughout the 20th century, with the popularity waning in the 21st century.

Significance

Powelltown had a very vibrant community with many recreational, activities, Bowls, cricket, football, tennis, swimming, and dances, held at powelltown and Yarra Junction. The community built their own facilitys. they also built tennis courts and a picture theater/hall at Gilderoy

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Damman’s Rd school 1940 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Damman’s Rd school 1940 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