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  • 2 years 10 weeks ago
    Brendan Brooker
    Mitchell

    Christina Mitchell is actually Jill Christine Mitchell (my mother). Maree was the youngest child, both from the marriage of Robert(Bob) & Ellen(Nelly/Nell). In addition to David and Russell there was another brother, Des, as well as another sister, Josie (Josephine), all children of Ellen from a previous marriage.

  • 2 years 11 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    Grade 4

    Thanks Julie tc

  • 2 years 11 weeks ago
    Julie George
    Yallourn Hospital Nurses 1970 - LVCH

    Great photo - can you name the girls? Julie

  • 2 years 11 weeks ago
    Julie George
    Grade 4

    Hi Trev - sadly it's such a small resolution, it cannot be enlarged further. Julie

  • 2 years 11 weeks ago
    Dianne Lye
    Yallourn Hospital Nurses 1970 - LVCH

    Nurse graduation 1970

  • 2 years 11 weeks ago
    Dianne Lye
    Lye

    Children: Peter John Lye, Dianne Christine Lye, Jeffery Arthur Lye and Janette Merilyn Lye

  • 2 years 11 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    Grade 4

    Trying to enlarge but cannot , any help me with it ,think my brother John maybe in this photo . regards Trevor

  • 2 years 17 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    FROM THE NEWSPAPERS - 1928 - The Opening of the Yallourn Hotel

    Enjoyed a few drinks there and Lunchs ,Sister in law had her wedding reception there .

  • 2 years 18 weeks ago
    Susan Lendon
    Yallourn Primary School YPS Grades 2 & 3 - 1978

    Back row fourth from left in white jacket Bronwen Sawyer

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago
    Trevor Mccoll
    12 Westbrook Rd - McColl Family

    Robert is alive and living in Newborough

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago
    westbrook_12
    12 Westbrook Rd - McColl Family

    Yes, it is Robert Enguell with his curly haired retriever, name long forgotten. Where is Robert these days?

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago
    Kaye Brill
    Stanger

    Tom and Rene Stanger and their family lived at 44 Banksia Street from 1935 until Tom's retirement in 1963. Tom and Rene then bought a home and retired to Chelsea, Victoria to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

    Tom passed away 3 months after moving to Chelsea on 21 June 1963 age 65. Rene continued to live at Chelsea until she passed away 4 December 1977 age 79.

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago
    Kaye Brill
    Stanger

    Tom and Rene Stanger and their family lived at 11 Maryvale Road from 1924 (just after their wedding) until 1935. Tom and Rene now had 3 children and had outgrown their Maryvale Road family home.

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago
    Kaye Brill
    Tom Stanger

    Thomas Stanger moved to Yallourn circa 1920 after 'migrating' from Whitechapel, England - Thomas was in the UK Merchant Navy and jumped ship in Brisbane circa 1915. Thomas joined the Australian Army, Machine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 6. His WW1 Service Record states he served on the Somme, France.

    Thomas was offered a soldier’s settlement acreage in Queensland on his return from Europe after WW1 which he declined.

    Thomas relocated to Victoria after WW1 working as a cook in the SEC staff mess at Yallourn.

    Thomas married Irene Alice Jane Mitchell, daughter of Charles Bruce Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Milne on 13 September 1924 at the Mitchell family home, 31 Seven Mile Road, Trafalgar, Victoria.

    Some of Thomas' other roles for SEC include:
    Telpher driver, Yallourn – 5 years - (telpher: small train delivering coal from open cut to bunker)
    Fitter's Assistant, Power Station SEC
    1946 - 1963 Official Guide Yallourn briquette works, power house and open cut until his retirement. Thomas was in the official party when Queen Elizabeth 2 visited in 1952.

    Thomas rode a bicycle to and from work. The family did not own a car.

    Thomas passed away 21 June 1963, only 3 months after he retired and relocated to Chelsea, Victoria

  • 2 years 21 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.

  • 2 years 21 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

  • 2 years 21 weeks ago
    debbles57
    Form 1B

    Front row 1st left is Julie BOWMAN

  • 2 years 22 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 23 weeks ago
    Nordo
    Yallourn Instrument Shop late 1950s

    The person sitting could be a young Don Casey?

  • 2 years 23 weeks 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 23 weeks 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 23 weeks 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 25 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 25 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 25 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