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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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Wooden Cube shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cube Wooden shape

Gaming Accessory

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Leather Dice Holder and Dice mounted on wooden base, leather dice holder is original. dice and wooden base is a mock up.(there is a small hole in the leather pouch 1.5cm from the bottom 2.5cm from the base, the hole is .2cm in size )

Historical information

This Dice holder from the Woods Point goldfields would have been used to while away the time in the evenings, and the odd moments of time off during the day, children may have had use of it also, but would have had to be very careful not to lose the dice , because they would have been in big, big trouble. if the dice was lost !

Significance

This item is of some significance because of its rareity and oral history passed on with the Item.

Inscriptions & Markings

W F Pickersgill Warburton 1960, Woods Point Gold Field circa 1890 app. Donated by Susan Issacs.

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

Wooden, Cylinder shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden cylinder wooden shape, school teaching tool.

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 - Ma and Pa Fisher at Sunnydale 1905 Warbuton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Powellite at Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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 - Large logs coming down a tramline

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Large logs coming down a tramline Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Charlie Griffiths and Charlie Hort on cart

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Charlie Griffiths and Charlie Hort on cart Negative Black white. 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

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

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

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

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

Wooden, Square shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Square Wooden shape,used as a teaching tool

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Main St Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03037 PC Main Street Yarra Junction, at the corner of Little Yarra Rd, the Powelltown tramway crosses the road at this intersection Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white. Scanned at 600 dpi.

Historical information

This intersection was a busy one with the tramway traffic having Steam Engines and their trucks crossing about 8 times a day, horsedrawn vehicles often had trouble crossing the tramway because it was quite uneven at times.

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

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 - Mrs Booth drives her buggy through Warburton township

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Mrs Booth drives her buggy through Warburton township Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

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.

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.

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.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Three Bridges

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Three Bridges Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Tennis Racket

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden tennis racket, made of laminated wood, oval in shape with....insert