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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 - The Saxton family, 1923, Gilderoy

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

Wooden Cube shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cube Wooden shape

Negative Photographic Reproduction - O'Shannessy Water race

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

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 - Working party on Highfield Rd. Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Working party on Highfield Rd. Warburton 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 - Powellite at Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Hilditch family Hazelwood, Warburton East

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03029 Hilditch family Hazelwood, Warburton East Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - H. Lepoidevin preparing a tree for falling Early 1920s Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

H. Lepoidevin preparing a tree for falling Early 1920s Hoddles Creek Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Ma and Pa Fisher at Sunnydale 1905 Warbuton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Sphere shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden shape used at powelltown Primary School, teachers aid

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

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 - 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 - Group at the Railway station

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Group at the Railway station Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Historical information

Group at the Railway station,this is taken at the Powelltown Mill, you can see the very tall chimney stack in the background, this would be a weekend, with a special train put on for the workers, possibly going to a dance ,races, cricket or football in Yarra Junction, going by the way everyone is dressed in their Sunday Best, the conductor is 4th from the right.

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 - 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

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 - 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 - Bullock team at Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Bullock team at Yarra Junction Negative Black white 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 - Laying the tram track to Clover Dell Mill with E. Smith , W Towers …. Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Laying the tram track to Clover Dell Mill with E. Smith , W Towers & ? Hoddles Creek Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

School Equipment

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Porcelain Ink well

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

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

Wooden, Triangle shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Triangle Wooden shape, a teaching tool

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.

Writing slate

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden framed piece of slate used for erasable writing using chalk

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