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  • 1 year 50 weeks ago
    debbles57
    Form 2H

    Top from Left: Linda Hedt, Ruth Wiltshire, ? Debra Stevens, Lucia D'Alterio, Pam Tabart, Joanne Dickinson,
    2nd row: Jill Gallop, Jenny Gompleman, Jeannie Ferguson, Annette Cahill, ??Tracey Melbourne, ???
    3rd row: Kerry ??, ?Sandra Lawrey, Patricia Grigarius, Lorraine Tangey, Mary Mangion, Linda Hibbert,
    4th row: Janette Wilson, ???, Judy Richardson, Debbie Smith, Jill Spencer,
    5th row: ??Mark Courtney, Michael McIntyre, Peter Hough, ???, ???, ???, Frankie Brown, Peter Puckriddge
    Seated: Russell Brown, Peter Hutchinson, Teacher ?, Bruce Morris, John Crozier.

  • 1 year 50 weeks ago
    Julie George
    Form 1B

    Hi - so you've solved one and created another problem. Who then is the last girl on the back row RH side? Julie

  • 1 year 50 weeks ago
    debbles57
    Form 1B

    Front row 1st left is Julie BOWMAN

  • 1 year 51 weeks ago
    Charmaine Housden
    Charmaine Housden arrives in Australia

    Article in The Age newspaper 6 June, 1950 showing Charmaine on the deck of the Otranto.

  • 2 years 2 days ago
    Nordo
    Yallourn Instrument Shop late 1950s

    The person sitting could be a young Don Casey?

  • 2 years 2 days ago
    Nordo
    John Udowenko

    John grew up in Newborough. He had two older brothers - Vlad and Bill.
    Bill was a very talented guitarist, but John's musical talent was singing (he was also a good footballer, playing mainly for Yallourn North).

    The photo is of a band named Yonnbyrd, which was John's nickname.
    The other members, from left, are : Fred Jobson (bass), John (singer), Mick Forrest (guitarist) and Brian Lees (drummer).

  • 2 years 2 days ago
    Nordo
    1957 Heather Norden with Heather Smith and Dawn Smith - 21 Reservoir Road

    Heather Norden married a Fitzroy footballer - Bruce Baker. They had two children - Michelle and David, and live in Heather's grandmother's house in Canterbury, Melbourne.

  • 2 years 6 days ago
    Kevin Brogan
    1957 Heather Norden with Heather Smith and Dawn Smith - 21 Reservoir Road

    The Smith Family lived in 6 Hazelwood Crescent. The family consisted of Bill and Harriet (Topsy), Lorraine, Heather and Dawn (the twins) and Kevin. Soon after this picture was taken the Smiths moved to Bogong. Bill Smith was an Electrical Engineer and worked on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Project. While in Bogong the family joined the Bogong Ski Club, All the family members became very proficient snow Skiers, with Kevin excelling. Kevin became one of Australia's top junior downhill and slalom skiers. Kevin was selected as a member of Australia's Winter Olympics training squad, however, did not continue with his Skiing as the family returned to the Latrobe Valley (at the completion of the Kiewa Project) in the earlier part of the 1960's. Kevin then turned his attention to playing football. Kevin played for some years with Yallourn Football Club (even though the family lived in Buckley Street in Morwell). Kevin initially played with the 3rds (under Joe Carmody), and then progressed to play a number of seasons with the Seniors. Kevin played most of his Senior Football on the wing ( Fred Debono -played on the other wing at the same time). I believe that Kevin also represented the Latrobe Valley on at least one occasion. Fred Debono's sister Nina and Lorraine Smith were great friends and they both spent time living in Canada (they worked for an Airline). These days Lorraine lives in the Airport West area (she married Klaus ???). Heather married Steve Blanch and lives in the Waverley area in Melbourne . Dawn married Howard Jensen and lives in Cape Patterson. Kevin married Zana Flood, but is a single man these days and lives with his mother in San Remo . Bill Smith died in the early 2000's.

  • 2 years 2 weeks ago
    linmat
    Presentation at Yallourn PS Mechanical Maintenance Rigging Section

    Photo is of a presentation at Yallourn PS Mechanical Maintenance Rigging Section, Ray Langton(l), Ernie Clegg, Lindsay Matthews(r)Wji2B

  • 2 years 2 weeks ago
    Peter Forbes
    3 West Cross

    I lived with my first wife Aileen and two children, Sean and Nicole, from 1969 to 1973 at 3 West Cross.

  • 2 years 2 weeks ago
    Peter Forbes
    Yallourn North State School Grade 6 1956

    I haven't seen any of my class mates since 1956. 60 years on I wonder how things have changed. Next reunion I guess I'll find out - Peter Forbes

  • 2 years 3 weeks ago
    Julie George
    Merry Christmas to all

    Onya Trev - hope you & Kath have a great Christmas and New Year and thanks for your help and support throughout the year. Julie

  • 2 years 3 weeks ago
    Julie George
    Merry Christmas to all

    Thanks Nashy - see you on the 4th! Have a good and safe Christmas and New Year yourself.

  • 2 years 3 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    IMAGES OF YALLOURN - A CHRISTMAS PARTY IN YALLOURN

    Looks like it may have been taken in Saint Johns Church of England ,going by the doors back right hand side .6

  • 2 years 4 weeks ago
    colin nash
    Merry Christmas to all

    Hi Jules,

    Merry and safe Christmas to all at YOGA, keep up the good work Jules, see ya in Morwell RSL

    Nashy-Noble Park

  • 2 years 4 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    Merry Christmas to all

    Merry Christmas to everyone at Yallourn Assn ,a big thank you to Julie for the work she puts into this page .

  • 2 years 5 weeks ago
    Julie Chisholm
    Hiryll Margaret Finlayson

    Recently found a painting by Hiryll in a family chest that I was left! It is called The Reluctant Pupil.

  • 2 years 9 weeks ago
    JJ Goold
    Ganz

    Their children were Peter and Reginald and the dog's name was Rex

  • 2 years 16 weeks ago
    Penny Gloss
    Gloss

    Hi Michael.
    I have just reloaded into virtualyallourn after a lapse of a couple of years.
    What a nice surprise to see your comment there.
    It was great to hear a little about you.
    I remember the dances well.
    I was so shy with the boys...Arghhh!!
    Much better at exploring the bush and playing hockey.
    A tomboy I guess.
    I went nursing, married, had four children and now 6 grandchildren with another on the way.
    My kids live in Hong Kong, Karratha, Darwin and Morwell.
    Always in the air it seems, visiting.
    I have remarried and live in Bairnsdale.
    Still nursing. Work in the Operating Theatre at the hospital.
    My interests are motorbike riding ( a Triumph ), 4x4 driving, camping, fossicking, caravanning, travelling and of course my grandies.
    I still miss Yallourn and all the fond memories.
    The reunions are excellent when I can get there.
    Might see you at one.
    Fond regards
    Penny

  • 2 years 21 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    1971 5 May - SEC Contact Magazine

    Always enjoyed reading the Contact , another part of Yallourn gone

  • 2 years 23 weeks ago
    JJ Goold
    Teachers

    Sorry but this is not 1958. In the centre next to Mrs parson is Keith Hollingsworth and he taught year 12 English commencing 59. I'd say the photo was 1960 or later.

  • 2 years 23 weeks ago
    JJ Goold
    Homman

    Deputy headmaster YHS - taught years 11 and 12 mathematics

  • 2 years 25 weeks ago
    Julie George
    McMahon

    Hi Brian
    Thanks for your interesting comments and memories - keep them coming. They all add to the archives.
    Julie

  • 2 years 28 weeks ago
    Brian Handley
    McMahon

    Prior to McMahon family occupying 72 Strzelecki Road, it was occupied by Collins Family who moved to Central Ave Newborough in the 1950s. Jack Collins worked at Yallourn Railway Station (from memory). He was married to Alice Collins. Children were; Kaye, Jimmy & Jill. Our family were very good friends with Collins family and had at least one shared holiday at Chelsea in the early 1950s. I remember partnering Jill Collins when she made her debut.

  • 2 years 30 weeks ago
    Brian Handley
    Hunt

    Mr Hunt was Chairman of the SEC and later General Superintendent of Yallourn. My Mother (Viti Rewa [Rae] Handley) tells the story that she and Dad (Dave Handley) boarded with a Mrs Finn in Narracan Ave (40 Narracan Ave) as there was a shortage of housing after the war. When Mum became pregnant with twins (Ken & Brian), she conjured up enough courage to call on her neighbour a few doors up to see if he might help. Mum knew Mr Hunt came home for lunch each day, so she knocked on door. He invited her in and within days, Mum & Dad were allocated 55 Banksia Street in approx, mid 1947. We later moved to 47 Strezlecki Road in ~1950/51. Thank you Mr Hunt.