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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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Technical drawing - blue print - Details of Timber Truck Ironwork

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

DWR-00286 Details of Timber truck ironwork, Victorian Hardwood Company, Powelltown, 1919. Blue Print.

Inscriptions & Markings

Victorian Powell Wood Process Ltd details of timber truck ironwork scale 1 1/2" -3" = 1 foot Sheet No 17 11/07/12 Note:- the number off each part are for one wagon only

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Damman’s Rd school 1940 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Damman’s Rd school 1940 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - Bridge over Yarra at the Doon, 1911, Yarra Junction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

PC Valentine 2650 Powelltown timber train at Yarra Junction Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Shoe stretcher

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden shoe stretcher

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 - Enterprise mill 1920 Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Enterprise mill 1920 Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

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 - Ma and Pa Fisher at Sunnydale 1905 Warbuton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

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

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.

Shoe Tingles, packet

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Packet of Shoe Tingles or Tacks

Negative Photographic Reproduction - O'Shannessy Water race

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 - 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 - Tourists on a timber tram, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists on a timber tram, Warburton 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

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Bridge over the Yarra

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03050 Bridge over the Yarra. Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

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 - Henry & Lionel Braham, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Henry & Lionel Braham, Warburton 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 - 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

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

Hand basin

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Green enamel basin

Historical information

These Enamal wash basins could be found in most homes, shacks and tents, up untill the use of internal plumbing and sinks.

Wooden, Square shape

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Square Wooden shape,used as a teaching tool

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 - Hilditch family photo Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Hilditch family photo Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi