WELCOME TO VIRTUAL YALLOURN - winner of Commendation Award Oct 2015 and Oct 2016 (two years in a row) from Royal Historical Society of Victoria - journey back with us to the old township of Yallourn in Latrobe Valley, Victoria – 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 the only way we can revisit our town with our children and grandchildren.
See the many photos and house plans, navigate around our 3D Town, 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 julie@yallourn.org to set up an account.)
Ex-residents, please also take the time to add your family to the map (HERE).
For more information, visit YALLOURN ASSOCIATION at http://www.yallourn.org and please 'Like' our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/yallournassociation. .
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    John Wolff was an active member of the Swimming Club during the time I was involved in the 1960s.
    He took part in a veterans 110 meters race at the age of 97 and was still doing his laps up until a few weeks before he passed away aged 103 and 11 months on Christmas day 2016.

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    I coloured the school photo with my special paints which we had around that time used for colouring black and white photos. I was absent on the day the photo was taken which was remarkable as I think I only missed 2 days of school for the whole of the six years of Primary School - this day in 1958 and the day of the Grade 6 photo in 1962. We went to school no matter what! The teacher in 1962 is MR. Myers.

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    I coloured the school photo with my special paints which we had around that time used for colouring black and white photos. I was absent on the day the photo was taken which was remarkable as I think I only missed 2 days of school for the whole of the six years of Primary School - this day in 1958 and the day of the Grade 6 photo in 1962. We went to school no matter what!

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    My Dad seemed to take on many roles but his main job was a teacher at Yallourn High School...Kathy

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    Snow at 1 Allambee Cres - August 1964

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    19/09/2018 - 13:07
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    My father John Wolff came to Yallourn in 1932. These are some photos he took in the early days of the power station. I remember going with him to the 'boiler room' and the 'control room' where it was much quieter.

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    19/09/2018 - 11:11
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