VALE - ALAN RIPPER (1939-2020) - A FINE INNINGS
Yallourn in Latrobe Valley, Victoria – was a unique town built between the 1920s and 1950s by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) to house their workers and then dug up by the same SECV for the coal beneath in the 1980s. This is our way of revisiting our town with our children and grandchildren.
In memory of Mavis & Paddy Mewett and Jean & George Donnet, who loved Yallourn so much. We have been able to upgrade our website thanks to the generosity of Kay Hall (Mewett) and Jim Donnet as a tribute to their parents. Our original software had to quickly be updated and we have now been able to stay in business.
See the many photos and house plans, read information, memories and stories. Most of all, play a part in it with us by adding your own photos and memories and help us name the various people in existing photos - for everyone to share. (To contribute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an account.) Ex-residents, please also take the time to add your family to the map (HERE).
Published on 19/10/2020 in Document
1939 - YALLOURN WIN THE CGFL PREMIERSHIP
Published on 08/09/2020 in Photo
Title: First payday on brown coal mine works area.
Caption: Shows seven men, all smiling, some holding pay envelopes.
Published on 19/08/2020 in Photo
Lt Horace Lynch was demobilised from the Australian Army in January 1920, after serving in Gallipoli & the Western Front for 4 years. He returned home to Broken Hill, where he completed his Engineering Apprentice ship with Zinc Corporation.
Published on 12/08/2020 in Document
This terrific photograph of two young girls from Yallourn, Susanne Fewster and Dianne Stevenson, was part of an S.E.C promotional article regarding the town library in 1952.
Published on 27/07/2020 in Photo
Source: ‘Weekly Times’ November 7th 1951. Page: 19
Published on 16/07/2020 in Photo
Ken, Josephine & Michael Lamin moved to Yallourn on the 5 July 1955 to live at 25 Driffield Road. Ken, a mining engineer, had accepted an Engineering position in the Investigations Section, headed by Tom Adams.
Published on 13/06/2020 in Document
Pictured - John’s retirement day - Springvale High School in April 1964
Published on 06/06/2020 in Photo
This photograph was taken at the 50th Anniversary of the Yallourn Golf Club in 1976 . More than 250 people attended the celebrations which were held in the YGC clubrooms .