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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.

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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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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

Wooden Cube shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cube Wooden shape

School Equipment

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Porcelain Ink well

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

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

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.

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 - 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

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Winching a log

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Winching a log Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

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 - 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.

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

Wooden Cone shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden cone shaped teaching tool used at Powelltown Primary School

Inscriptions & Markings

Cone

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

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.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Workers repairing or constructing a tramway bridge

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Workers repairing or constructing a tramway bridge Black and White negative 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

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.

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.

Serviette holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Serviette holder made of two tone wood, with hand painting.

Historical information

Used by the Mayer Chalet, Warburton

Inscriptions & Markings

Four blue flowers, two small groups of pink flowers and a small number of green leaves. Creme writing "From Mayer Chalet"

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 - Henry & Lionel Braham, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Henry & Lionel Braham, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

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 - 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 - Building tramway track 1895

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03026 Building tramway track 1895 Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. 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 - Jenkins family at Millgrove, 1893

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Jenkins family at Millgrove, 1893. Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi. This is set amongst Tree Ferns with a small waterfall left of centre, there are 2 men to the right at the top of the falls both with mustache's one with a hat,Below to the Left is Mr Jenkins Senior with a full beard & hands on his hips, in front is a young lady, on the right is another slightly older lady with 2 children a girl in front and boy to her right,and then Mrs Jenkins with a little girl next To her, and her mother to the right.

Historical information

A very popular pastime was to have outings in the bush, with friends or family.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Three Bridges

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Three Bridges Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Wooden, Triangle shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Triangle Wooden shape, a teaching tool

Green Gables Letter Box

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden hardwood, Letter holder, back 28 cm high,13 cm wide.7 cms. deep. 2 compartments inner compartment 20cm. high. Front is 9 cms. with inscription.

Historical information

This item was used in the office of Green Gables, Guest House, Warburton, to hold post cards, that were sold to the guests.

Significance

The Kent Family owned and operated the House from 1949 -1957, this item was kept by the family until 2013.It was then donated to the Upper Yarra Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stenstil sign in gold with black outline. This is on the lower front panel