Pictured - John’s retirement day - Springvale High School in April 1964
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, who loved Yallourn so much. We have been able to upgrade our website thanks to the generosity of Kay Hall (Mewett) as a tribute to her parents. Our original software had to quickly be updated and we have now been able to stay in business. Stage 2 Redesign will make the site more user-friendly and even more informative...so please be patient and let's know if you have any suggestions.
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 13/06/2020 in Document
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 .
Published on 28/05/2020 in Document
THE STORY OF BILL JACKSON’S
1930s (front) & 1940s (back)
Standing: Jim Donnet, Mardi Pettigrew, Kay Spurrier, Bev Gregory, Dorothy Andrews, Bruce King
Seated: Helen Gregson, Max Fox
Back Row: Collin Johnston, ? , Barry Gust, Stan Hunt, ? , ? , Bob Vincent, Henry Winters, ? , Tric Austin, Veronica Lacey, Carole Hunt
1960-64 - photographer Albie Kenny
Back Row: Pamela Daddo, ? , Jeannie Abbott, Liz Aspinall, Merlene Wilkinson, Graeme Dowers, Merril Potter, David McLennan, Anne McAllister, ? , Anthony Harwood
Published on 20/05/2020 in Photo
1960-64 with Albie
Back Row: Pamela Daddo, Ann McAllister, Steve Morgan, Graeme Sneddon, Dianne Robertson, Teresa Gorbal, ?, Anthony Harwood, Graeme Dowers, David McLennan, Margaret Horne, John Hall