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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Murray Views No 10. Green Gables, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03058 PC Murray Views No 10 Green Gables, Quest House, Warburton. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, 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 accessory

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

A glass jar supplied by the company Tilley,it is sealed with a lid The lid has a printed blue label. Inside the jar is a small wire appliance with a handle at one end and the other end has packed fibres on both sides of the scissor type blades. The fibres are blackened.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the lid. Methylated Spirits Fuel. for pre-heating Tilley Lamp.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Mr. Hilditch Snr. Hazelwwod Rd, Warburton Rd

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi. Mr. Hilditch Snr. Hazelwwod Rd, Warburton Rd

Writing slate

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden framed piece of slate used for erasable writing using chalk

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Tourists sampling the life of a timber town

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists sampling the life of a timber town 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 - Parbury Bridge Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Parbury Bridge Warburton 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 - Bulldozer working at Mc Crae Creek mill 1945

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Bulldozer working at Mc Crae Creek mill 1945 Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

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 - 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

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 - H. Lepoidevin falling a tree Early 1920s Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

H. Lepoidevin falling a tree Early 1920s Hoddles Creek Negative Black white 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.

Glass container

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Glass ink bottle with cork in top

Footwear - men

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Pair Hob Nail boots, hand made by Oliver & Stevens

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Views of the Sanitarium factory, 1950 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - O'Shannessy Water race

Upper Yarra Museum, 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