Peter and Miriam were friends of ours. My wife Therese remembers Miriam and her baby (or is that babies? Sorry) very fondly. I have one or two photos of Miriam helping Therese with our little children at our home in 82 Church St. If you see this Peter or Miriam a contact would be much appreciated firstname.lastname@example.org
I highly recommend Prue McGoldrick's Book "Yallourn Was" ISBN 0 9590994 0 9.
200 Pages with loads of pictures, memories and stories.
Maybe Prue may let you publish some of it on this site.
My wife Therese remembers a Del? Blanch who lived (opposite on a corner) the Kindergarten. Del had three children. Would like to hear from you if you read this please. Rob & Therese Bell from 82 Church St
John was a boss of mine when I worked in the Technical Services Section at the old Yallourn Power Station.
John if you see this I wish you all the best. email@example.com
We purchased much of our furniture and floor coverings from Shine's in Moe soon after we moved into 82 Church St. in 1966. These items are set out as follows: -
1. The main purchase was a bedroom suite of polished reddish-brown maple with inlaid yellow coloured Russian birch panels.
2. We also bought a beautiful Dining Cabinet and a coffee table to match.
3. Our lounge puchase with them was a very light cream to off-white vinyl covered three seater.
4. For lounge floor covering we bought many sample carpet squares of grey pattern with roses which we hand sewed and taped together for matting. 5. Another purchase was a 'kid-proof' kitchen table and chairs of chrome steel and a pea-green marble pattern laminex top fitted with a screwed on chrome edge strip with a lip over the top of the laminex just in case the edge lifted up due to moisture ingress.
6. For the kitchen floor we purchased a light green embossed large marble patterned linoleum with about 3 mm of cushioning and insulation backing underneath.
7. For the small bathroom we bought a strip of cheap vinyl which shrunk about 0.5" in a width of about 30" in a few years.
My boss at Yallourn Power Station was a Mr ? Davies [sorry but his first name has escaped me]. He was an officer in the reserves. Another more senior officer was John Hutchison [son of a very senior SECV manager] was also in the reserves. They requested I join up but I declined.
I attended evening classes studying Electronics at this school in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I think our teacher was Graeme Ingles?
I wonder what happened to the bust of Sir John Monash from here. Could anyone assist please?
My wife Therese and I have great memories from the Theatre. We had 3 babies then; Cathy(Cate) b.1966, Elizabeth (Libby) b.1968 & Anthony b.1970 - all close together. Our only car was a white VW 'Beetle'. We would walk from 82 Church St to the theatre & always sit in THE CRYING ROOM. This was a slightly elevated private and enclosed room at the very back of the theatre with a single row of about 8 seats and a long double-glazed window at the front. On most occasions we had this area to ourselves. It was just perfect for us. We could even manage to have a private 'cunoddle' when the kids were asleep or engrossed in the movie.
I played for the Yallourn baseball club around 1969-70. Lindsay Baker, who I was boarding with at the time, also played. Mr Apps was either the President or a Past President I believe. He was a regular spectator which suggests he had a relative, perhaps a grandson who also played. Our uniform was a black or very dark blue.
Melville Clifford Hoath was my 1st cousin 1 time removed. He was much loved by my mother who was his 1st cousin. He held a prominent position in the SECV. My wife and I only met Melville and Inez on only one occasion before he passed in 1967. He stood very proud and tall. Mum passed down some postcards he sent home from World War I, some of which were hand-made 'in the trenches' with some embroidery. I can pass on scanned images if a family member would like them.
As an engineer with the SECV (from 1960-1989) I worked in the old Yallourn PS (1962-1970) and administered the contract for the Turbine House in Yallourn W Power Station [seen in this shot] in the 1970's. We lived at 82 Church St. The hotel featured in many post progress conferences. This photo therefore brings back many great time memories.
Great photos Frank. I remember your house and parents well. Used to play with Christine and Carol after school plus we all used to meet at the pool during the summer holidays. We used to live at 36 Railway Avenue and my cousins the Garlands lived in Banksia street next door to the Kelly's.
We lived in 82 Church Street, Yallourn from 1966, when we were wed, until 1971.
All our 3 children were baptized at St. Therese's Church and for a while I looked after some of the book-keeping for Father Reilly.
We held a school fete each year at the school which was very well attended by parents and children. There was lot's to eat, plenty of fun rides and many items for sale on several market type stalls. I remember keeping up with all the money flow and records one year really did put me to the test.
I was a professional mechanical engineer employed at the Yallourn Power Station so keeping accounts was a little out of my line but I managed OK.
I have one or two family photos of us outside the church and would appreciate someone telling me how I can display these perhaps here or elsewhere.
Thanks for reading this, Robin John BELL, now living in Viewbank, Melbourne. eml: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Teresa...all fixed now.
I was born at the Yallourn Hospital 9th December, 1950, my mother was Shirley Eunice Lepp. I have been looking for my godparents Phillis & Bruce Machine or any of their children. They lived in Yallourn for many years. There were 4 children in the family and one in particular we use to call Tubby. I stayed with them a couple of times over school holidays and we went wandering down through the bush at the back of their home looking for yabbies.
BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT
Harry Johnstone, Alan Breurton, Richard Hall, John Clark, Graham McHenry, Ivan Simpson, George Briggs, Garry Kitney, ____ ____, Peter Alexander, Charlie Osborne
THIRD ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Jim Packer, Joycelyn Robbin, Amber Osborne, Faye Anderson, Glenys McIlwaine, Joyce Helmuth, Laurel Beasley, Sylvia Rainbow, Ray Scott
SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Barry Davis, Tommy Osborne, Michael Milinjovic, Wally Shaw, Barry Walburn, Billy McLernon, Johnny Johnstone, Peter Sutton, Malcolm Reine, Victor Wright, Colin Nash
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
___ ___, Barbara McInnes, Florence Chessum, Janet Rainbow, Vivian Wright, Beverley Cloak
June Bartlett (Morrissey)
This photo comes from my personal collection and was taken in 1966 or 1967 and was at the Yallourn Swimming Pool during the school sports. The person at the front is not Tessa but Delores.
Hi I'm looking to get into contact with Lorraine Hender I went to YAF with her approx 1963
If anyone one knows of where she is I would like to get in touch.
Sue Hinkley (nee Duxbury)
next to Carol Moffat is Helen Duff, X, Jean Taylor
front row from left is Janet Williams, Carol Moffat, x, x, x, x, Susan Barnard, x
3rd row from left is x, Christine Widdows, Teacher, x, Susan Jensen, x
4th row from left is x, x, Shane Dobson, Peter Noble
back row from left is Philip Robertson x, x
Occupied by McMicken family from mid 1996 to December 1972
Father Alf McMicken - Engineer
MOther Joan McMicken - Secondary School Teacher
Alf was involved with Yallourn Madrigals and played organ at Yallourn Presbyterian Church
2nd row 6th from LHS is Sandra Grivins. Back row 7th from LHS is Robert Crisfield. Back row 5th from LHS Robyn Devroom is correct.
My family went to Yallourn to set up the brickworks for the SEC and then managed it until it was no longer of use to the commission. My great grandfather WH(Dad) Brewer then leased it until he died in the late 1940's. During the time he managed the brickworks for the SEC the bricks all had Yallourn stamped into the 'frog', when he leased the brickworks and ran it as a family business the family name 'Brewer'replaced Yallourn on the bricks.
I don't think this teacher is Mrs. (Polly)Parsons. She has a more larger round face, with spectacles. There is another school photo with Mrs. Parsons. In 1964/65 she told me off for wearing knee high socks under my school tights. The tights didn't keep my feet warm.