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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 - Views of the Sanitarium factory, 1950 Warburton

Key words

sanitarium factory weetbix warburton 1950

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - George (Mick) Worlley’s Grant tank used for clearing scrub 1952 Hoddles Creek

George (Mick) Worlley’s Grant tank used for clearing scrub 1952 Hoddles Creek Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi Check no

Historical information

George Worlley bought a Grant Tank from Bandiana for clearing scrub and falling trees for the mill in 1952

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Gaming Accessory

Key words

recreation
leather
dice
dice holder
game
woods point
w f
pickersgill
mrs isaacs
mrs susan isaacs
yarra junction
gold field
game accessory gambling

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.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Main St Yarra Junction

Key words

yarra junction main street rail crossing

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.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Mr. Hilditch Snr. Hazelwwod Rd, Warburton Rd

Key words

mr hilditch snr hazellwood rd warburton rd

Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi. Mr. Hilditch Snr. Hazelwwod Rd, Warburton Rd

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Dad Hilditch in the old fireplace presumably Sunnydale

Key words

dad hilditch old fireplace sunnydale

Dad Hilditch in the old fireplace presumably Sunnydale Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Test Tube holder

Key words

scientific experiments science laboritory chemicals minerals vaccines microbiology cultures medium solutions

Historical information

This is a test tube holder or rack and what are its uses? A test tube holder is used in a laboratory and it is used to hold/support test tubes containing chemicals waiting for further operations. Although it is called a test tube holder, it is also used to Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_use_of_test_tube_holders#ixzz16ZofJVqD

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - PC Murray Views 14, Alpine Retreat Hotel Warburton

Key words

alpine retreat hotel warburton pc murray views 14

03053 PC Murray Views 14, Alpine Retreat Hotel Warburton Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Black & white Negative, scanned at 600 dpi

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Powellite at Powelltown

Key words

powellite powelltown steam train

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden, Square shape

Key words

square
wood school

Square Wooden shape,used as a teaching tool

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Bridge over the Yarra

Key words

bridge over yarra river

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Building of tramway track

Key words

building tramway track horse scraperscoop

03027 Photograph Building of tramway track Upper Yarra Shire 1888-1988 Centenary collection. Negative, Black & white.Two men with horses digging earth with scoops and then tipping it over the side of the new embankment to make it wide enough for timber traffic to pass by.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Snigging logs, Warburton

Key words

snigging logs warburton

Snigging logs, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Technical drawing - blue print - Details of Timber Truck Ironwork

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Mrs Booth drives her buggy through Warburton township

Key words

mrs booth driving buggy warburton township

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Document

Key words

gold
document
certificate
miners claim

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.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tennis Racket

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Three Bridges Railway station

Key words

three bridges railway station steam train powellite a ross

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

Key words

h lepoidevin falling tree hoddles creek early 1920s

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Laying the tram track to Clover Dell Mill with E. Smith , W Towers …. Hoddles Creek

Key words

laying tram track clover dell mill e smith w towers hoddle creek

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Sepia Photograph - Mt Donna Buang, Warburton

Key words

original print
horses
mt donna buang
warburton
sears photo
mr w h edgar
mrs edgar
mr catani
track to mt donna buang
mr e a storey
damman
storey
catani
edgar
trees
track opening
mountain ash
eucalpytus regnans
1912
hats

The orgingal photograph of people on horses climbing the track to the summit of Mt Donna Buang for its opening. Unmounted photo by Sears

Historical information

A large original print of the opening of the track to the summit of Mt Donna Buang. The party consists of horses with riders along with walkers.

Significance

An original photo with the makers name at the bottom.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription at bottom of photo "Mt Donna Buang, Warburton / Mr W.H.Edgar, Mrs Edgar, Mr Catani and Party / on the track to the Summit / 1912"

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Workers repairing or constructing a tramway bridge

Key words

workers repair contructing tramway bridge

Workers repairing or constructing a tramway bridge Black and White negative scanned at 600 dpi

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - E Lloyds Mill, Hoddles Creek

Key words

e lloyds mill timber workers women hoddles creek logs sandy ross

E Lloyd's Mill, Hoddles Creek Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi. There are five men at work at the mill and also a lady sitting on the front verandah of the nearest hut, possibly mending some material , there are 2 other. huts

Historical information

This looks like a typical Bush Timber Mill of the period,

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Mc Crae Creek Mill Beenak

Key words

mc crae creek mill beenak

Mc Crae Creek Mill Beenak Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Powelltown Express 1914 Gilderoy

Key words

trestle bridge tramway powelltown steam engine saxton creek gilderoy a ross

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - PC Fishing on the Yarra River, Warburton

Key words

pc fishing yarra river warburton

Post Card Fishing on the Yarra River, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - The Saxton family, 1923, Gilderoy

Key words

saxton family fruit growers timber workers sandy ross gilderoy 1923

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Rene Hilditch with friends by the Yarra

Key words

rene hiditch friends yarra

Rene Hilditch with friends by the Yarra Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Arthur Witnish's horse team hauling timber across bridge over Black Sands Creek

Key words

bridge
timber
arthur witnish
horse team
tramway
black sands creek
timber truck
gladysdale

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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction