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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

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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 - 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

Wooden Marking Gauge

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Marker Part 1 - Marker Part 2 - Wooden screw Part 3 - Moving .....

Historical information

Marking Gauges have been around for centuries in wood working shops, and is used to mark parallel lines on wood, either along the grain or across the grain, across the grain leaves a more jaggard line.

Significance

This simple tool allowed Crafts or Trades people to consistently and accurately make parallel lines.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Powellite at Powelltown

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Snigging logs, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Snigging logs, Warburton Negative Black white 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 - 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 - 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 - Working on a log at a mill Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Working on a log at a mill Hoddles Creek 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

Vintage Peek Frean Biscuit Tin Horse racing Game

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Biscuit tin - Horse race

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

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 - 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 Fishing on the Yarra River, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

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

Wooden Serviette holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden Serviette Holder, made of two tone wood. with hand painting on the side

Historical information

Used by the Mayer Chalet, Warburton

Inscriptions & Markings

Kookaburra on a green branch, with creme writing "From Mayer Chalet"

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

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 - Mc Crae Creek Mill Beenak

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Mc Crae Creek Mill Beenak 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

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 Serviette holder

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Wooden two tone, serviette Holder, hand painted on the side

Historical information

Used by The Mayer Chalet, Warburton.

Inscriptions & Markings

Two Mountain Ash Gum trunks in fore ground with blue mountains another tree in the background. In creme writing "From Mayer Chalet"

Prints offset - Celebration of the opening Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Mounted offset print. The print is mounted on brown mount board. The print has an embossed seal of Duke and Dutchess of Cornwall and York. Printed invitation from the miniters of state to invite Mr and Mrs H H Bradley to attend the reception.Invitaion hand written. On the left is a maiden , dressed in red with a helment carrying a British Shield on the Right hand side is a maiden dressed in purple carrying a St shield . The print is bordered by vines and leaves with scrolls for text details. The print has silver and gold highlights.

Historical information

Printed invitation one of 4 invitaions in the set ,to invite Mr & Mrs H. H. Bradley from His Majesty's Ministers of State for Australia to Celebrtae the Opening Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia to meet their Royal Highness The Duke and Dutchess of Cornwell and York. To an evening reception at the Exhibition Building Melbourne on the 9th of May 1901, at 8 o'clock

Significance

Signficant collection of 4 invitatons of national signficance Plus a printed Momento from the Duke and Dutchess 00533 Evening reception to Meet the Duke and Dutchess 00534 Invitaion from the Govenment of Victoria 00535 Invitaion from Edmund Barton the Prime Minister 00536 Invitaion from the Govenment of Victoria for a conversazione 07/05/1901 at 8 pm

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed: His Majesty's Ministers of State for the Commonwealth of Australia/ request the honour of the presence of... / in the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on Thursday, 9th May, to witness/ the Opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth./ Edmund Barton/ Prime Minister

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 - Group at the mill

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

03016 Group of timber workers at the mill 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 - Workers winching a log at Pioneer Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Workers winching a log at Pioneer Creek Black and White negative 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.