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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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Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Account Shaw's bakery,Warburton

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 - The American fleet camps at Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The American fleet camps at Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

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.

Wooden Cuboid shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cuboid Wooden shape

Historical information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuboid Mathematics. A rectangular parallelepiped, In geometry, a cuboid is a solid figure bounded by six faces, forming a convex polyhedron Name also use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuboid_bone In the human body, the cuboid bone is one of the seven tarsal bones of the foot

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The Powelltown tramline bridge

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

The Powelltown tramline bridge Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

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 - Bowling club 1900 Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03052 Bowling club 1900 Powelltown. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Historical information

Primitive Bowls started in Ancient Egypt, and the common form has remained very popular throughout the 20th century, with the popularity waning in the 21st century.

Significance

Powelltown had a very vibrant community with many recreational, activities, Bowls, cricket, football, tennis, swimming, and dances, held at powelltown and Yarra Junction. The community built their own facilitys. they also built tennis courts and a picture theater/hall at Gilderoy

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 - Greasy Johnstson’s hut

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Greasy Johnstson’s hut (with Ted Silver & Mrs Miller) Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Charlie McCrae of Wesburn on Platts Tramway Mt Ben Cairn, 1920

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03030 Charlie McCrae of Wesburn on Platts Tramway Mt Ben Cairn,1920. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white. Scanned at 600 dpi.

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

Wooden, Triangle shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Triangle Wooden shape, a teaching tool

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

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

Wooden, Cylinder shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green wooden cylinder wooden shape, school teaching tool.

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

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 - 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

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 - 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 - Victorian Hardwood Co, Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03022 Victorian Hardwood Co, Powelltown 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.

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

Writing slate

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden framed piece of slate used for erasable writing using chalk

School Equipment

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Porcelain Ink well

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

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Cow pulling cart with 2 men

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Cow pulling cart with 2 men 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 - 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