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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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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

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

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Working on a log at a mill Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Working on a log at a mill Hoddles Creek Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - An old mill site

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

An old mill site Black and White negative 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 "

Book - The Duke and Duchess

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Paperback Book. an 80 page book with soft card covers bound with green cloth binding, mainly pictorial, of their visit to opening of the 1st Commonwealth Parliament of Austrlia with a description with each photo in black and white, the cover is partly dark brown with the rest there is a photo of a river on the bottom right hand corner and the book title on the left within a scrolled frame and the dark brown background. front and back cover quite grubby, bottom right had corner missing and torn 20+20mm, a finger nail size missing middle right hand side, bottom left hand corner next to binding has a 22+25mm Piece missing

Historical information

This book is a memento of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwell and York to Melbourne in May 1901, they came here to open the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia

Significance

The book is part of a collection from the H H Bradley family, the other items are personal invitations to the opening of the first Parliament.

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 - Large logs coming down a tramline

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Large logs coming down a tramline 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

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

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The bachelor’s club

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The bachelor’s club (W. Fisher 2nd from left back row) 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

Sales Record

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Account Shaw's bakery,Warburton

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

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

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 - 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

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 - Bullock team at Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Bullock team at Yarra Junction Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

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 - Warburton East, Primary School being demolished

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Warburton East, Primary School under construction Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi. Printed album presented to Upper Yarra Historical Society, compiled by R. Crowley

Historical information

Extract Local residents often had to provide their own school. These men with a little help from their offspring, are pulling down the Old East Warburton School to make way for a new one. Page 73, " The Upper Yarra An Illustrated History" by Brian Carroll, The Shire of Upper Yarra, 1988

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.

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.

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 - 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

Wooden, Square shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Square Wooden shape,used as a teaching tool

Serviette holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Serviette holder made from 2 tone wood.with hand painting on the side

Historical information

Used at the Mayer Chalet, Warburton.

Inscriptions & Markings

Red Gum flowers with green gum leaves hanging down, creme writing "From Mayer Chalet"

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Stacks of Hay - C McCrae Wesburn

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03032 Stacks of Hay - C McCrae Wesburn Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Writing slate

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden framed piece of slate used for erasable writing using chalk

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Tourists riding the Shay locomotive, 1920/30 Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists riding the Shay locomotive, 1920/30 Powelltown Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.