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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 On the Warby Trail 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 (On the Warby Trail) 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 - 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

Writing slate

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden framed piece of slate used for erasable writing using chalk

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.

Wooden Serviette holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Serviette Holder, made of two tone wood. with hand painting on the side

Historical information

Used by the Mayer Chalet, Warburton

Inscriptions & Markings

Kookaburra on a green branch, with creme writing "From Mayer Chalet"

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 - Charlie McCrae of Wesburn on Platts Tramway Mt Ben Cairn, 1920

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03030 Charlie McCrae of Wesburn on Platts Tramway Mt Ben Cairn,1920. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white. Scanned at 600 dpi.

Stove, Miniature

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Minature cast iron, Black Solid Wood Stove with miniature utensils. The stove is on legs with left hand extension for pots, right hand extension with holes, removeable hot plates [4 round 1 rectangle] tin chimney with folded join and seperate decorative cover with pot stands x2 , front door opens on hinges with internal gold pan with gold crescent logo. Frying pan, hot plate handle and "swan flat iron on stand. Solid fuel space with tin base. 2 screws and bolts used to assemble stove. 14 removeable parts.

Historical information

Story to be placed here - Available to public

Inscriptions & Markings

crescent, star, scrolls,

Wooden Spirit Level

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Spirit Level

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 - 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.

Vintage Peek Frean Biscuit Tin Horse racing Game

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Biscuit tin - Horse race

Shoe Tingles, packet

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Packet of Shoe Tingles or Tacks

Test Tube holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Historical information

This is a test tube holder or rack and what are its uses? A test tube holder is used in a laboratory and it is used to hold/support test tubes containing chemicals waiting for further operations. Although it is called a test tube holder, it is also used to Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_use_of_test_tube_holders#ixzz16ZofJVqD

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!

Wooden Cone shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden cone shaped teaching tool used at Powelltown Primary School

Inscriptions & Markings

Cone

Negative Photographic Reproduction - An old photo of Sunnydale

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

An old photo of Sunnydale 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 - Hilditch family photo Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Hilditch family photo Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Prints offset - Celebration of the opening Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Mounted offset print. The print is mounted on brown mount board. The print has an embossed seal of Duke and Dutchess of Cornwall and York. Printed invitation from the miniters of state to invite Mr and Mrs H H Bradley to attend the reception.Invitaion hand written. On the left is a maiden , dressed in red with a helment carrying a British Shield on the Right hand side is a maiden dressed in purple carrying a St shield . The print is bordered by vines and leaves with scrolls for text details. The print has silver and gold highlights.

Historical information

Printed invitation one of 4 invitaions in the set ,to invite Mr & Mrs H. H. Bradley from His Majesty's Ministers of State for Australia to Celebrtae the Opening Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia to meet their Royal Highness The Duke and Dutchess of Cornwell and York. To an evening reception at the Exhibition Building Melbourne on the 9th of May 1901, at 8 o'clock

Significance

Signficant collection of 4 invitatons of national signficance Plus a printed Momento from the Duke and Dutchess 00533 Evening reception to Meet the Duke and Dutchess 00534 Invitaion from the Govenment of Victoria 00535 Invitaion from Edmund Barton the Prime Minister 00536 Invitaion from the Govenment of Victoria for a conversazione 07/05/1901 at 8 pm

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed: His Majesty's Ministers of State for the Commonwealth of Australia/ request the honour of the presence of... / in the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on Thursday, 9th May, to witness/ the Opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth./ Edmund Barton/ Prime Minister

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

Glass container

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Bottle used for clag. The bottle has the original marking made by Angus P/l who trademarked the glue in 1898.

Historical information

http://www.clag.com.au/about/about.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clag_(glue) Clag was first trademarked in 1898 by Joseph Angus, manufacturer, of 216 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne. The National Archives of Australia holds the original trademark application - a digitised version is available online (see References). The exact composition of the original paste is unknown but is thought to have been starch-based. Australian schools commonly request that parents purchase Clag paste for their children as part of the stationery lists that are circulated before each school year. The main reason for this is Clag's reputation for safety and ease of use. The bottle includes a brush recessed into the lid that children find relatively easy to handle, and the packaging does not contain any small components that children might swallow. The main ingredient of Clag is wheat starch dissolved in a water base, meaning that children can safely swallow the glue without incident It feels cold to touch and when applied to paper, it sometimes alters the colour of what is on it and causes paper to warp, owing to the high water content of the glue. There is an Australian slang usage of the word "clagged" derived from the characteristic of Clag Paste and can be used in place of the words, "clogged", "congested", "restricted" or "stuck".

Inscriptions & Markings

Angus & Co Pty Ltd, ISM 12

Wooden Serviette holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden two tone, serviette Holder, hand painted on the side

Historical information

Used by The Mayer Chalet, Warburton.

Inscriptions & Markings

Two Mountain Ash Gum trunks in fore ground with blue mountains another tree in the background. In creme writing "From Mayer Chalet"

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.

Clothing Accessory

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Grey Elastic braces forming a y shape at the back, with leather tabs to hold clips and braided loops to attach to buttons on trousers.

Historical information

Braces - straps worn over shoulders for holding up trousers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspenders Suspenders (Am. English) or braces (British English) are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers. Straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. Braces are typically attached to trousers with buttons using leather tabs at the ends or, incorrectly according to traditional protocol, clips.. HISTORY the modern type were first invented in 1822 by Albert Thurston and were once almost universally worn due to the high cut of mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century trousers, a cut that made a belt impractical. After losing popularity in the first World War, as men became accustomed to uniform belts, suspenders were still standard throughout the 1920s. TODAY http://www.fabsugar.co.uk/Love-Hate-Trousers-Braces-1585776 Androgynous fashion nearly always appears on the catwalk and trousers with braces made an appearance this season at Paul Smith...

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

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 - Three Bridges

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Three Bridges Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

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

Drinking Cup

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Aluminium drinking cup, collapsable with a seperate lid. The lid has a pressed star shape.

Historical information

The first Patent for these cups was granted on June 5th 1860 to Niles Gutta Purcha Drinking cups. A later Patent was granted to Fred Harvey in 1897. Perhaps they were in different states, or Fred Harvey's had an inovation that improved the design or usage ?

Inscriptions & Markings

Pressed star motif on lid

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Winching a log

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Winching a log Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Glass container

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Glass ink bottle with cork in top

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

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 - 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

Racket, Wooden press

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden press with 1 fixed side. The racket slides in and the frame is tightened with a wing nut. This was used to store the rackets as the laminated wooden frame warped due to pressure of the strings and damp conditions.

Historical information

rackethttp://www.utas.edu.au/docs/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/A/Alexander%20Patent%20Racket%20Company.htm extract..The Alexander Patent Racket Company made sporting equipment, notably the world's first laminated tennis racquet. In the early 1920s Alfred Alexander invented the process, patented it and began making racquets. In 1926 the Company was formed and production expanded at the factory in Wentworth Street, Newstead. Success depended on the use of imported English ash

Negative Photographic Reproduction - PC Fishing on the Yarra River, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Post Card Fishing on the Yarra River, Warburton 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

Money box

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Historical information

This money box is a copy of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia's Martin Place, Sydney Branch Building, the money boxes were produced c 1970's, (earlier money boxes were in the shape of a cash register or till.) When you filled the money box you returned it to the bank, the would put the contents into your savings account and issue you with a new tin.

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 - 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 - 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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden, Square shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Square Wooden shape,used as a teaching tool

Wooden, Cylinder shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden cylinder wooden shape, school teaching tool.

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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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